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 again: Subscription count-down bug - not that I really care...

I think I've figured out the bug. Their day-by-day countdown timer decrements a day from your subscription only if you've rebooted. On our desktop PC, we normally just 'Hibernate' the PC to save waiting for it to boot-up from scratch every time we use it.

Today's screenshot = 361 days.

This garbage NIS07 has been installed on my desktop PC for what? - probably approaching three weeks by now? And the subscription counter has decremented from '366 days' to '361 days'. Five? That's roughly how many times this desktop PC has been rebooted during that period.

So, if you want to extend your Norton '1-year' subscription, then just Hibernate your PC instead of shutting it down.

That's assuming you actually want this crap on your PC...

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