This blog is primarily concerned with NIS 2007 (and a bit on NIS 08). I have nothing to say about more recent versions.

This blog is more or less dormant (except for occasional comments on related news), and is being left on-line as a historical record and perhaps as a warning to future generations of anti-virus coders.


Item 5: 366 days, 366 days, 366 days, ...

I installed Norton Internet Security 2007 almost a week ago. The one-year subscription is presumably counting down day-by-day.

On the first day it started with:
"Subscription: 366 days remaining"

Now, several days later, and having interacted with the program many times, it says:
"Subscription: 366 days remaining"

366 days on the wall, 366 days...

Not that I care, but geesh. These morons can't even count backwards?

Update 6 October 2007: It has changed to 365 days now (finally).

Perhaps the Day Counter number only gets updated once in a while, like when you reboot your computer, or get a haircut, or buy milk. Does that mean that these coding morons have never heard of the 'Standby' feature? Part of the Reboot-Your-PC-Once-A-Day club? Idiots.

Why not update the count each time it is displayed? Oh, I see. Because with the Symantec approach to programming - updating a simple number would require another eight minutes of CPU time.

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