That's usually where they sting you with higher prices Phil, get you in on a special then zap the cost up to full on renewal, same as insurance, utilities, mobile phone etc. I never allow anything to automatically renew for that reason as you can always get a better deal.phil.p":11lcs9qn said:What's the catch? Renews automatically each year?
Pretty much yes. I think I had to register a cash card to activate the product, but then deselected the option to auto renew. In the past it was never necessary to give them card details, for those who forget to deselect, they get stung with a big price hike come renewal time. I've had Norton ever since I can remember and never had an issue with them. Back in the day when I use to download quite alot of 'stuff' it use to catch and remove viruses with no bother.phil.p":ilzjkzx9 said:What's the catch? Renews automatically each year?
Yes and no. There are a few (about 70?), mostly produced as a proof of concept, but nothing alive and well out in the real world. Because of Linux not allowing root access to run other people's programs remotely, unlike proprietary software (Microsoft and Apple), and having repositories of open source software, so no dodgy downloading from random sites, in reality viruses just don't happen. Amusingly, Linux mail servers all run antivirus constantly to remove the endless infections from/ to Microsoft clients.Gerry":ckdlxew5 said:There are plenty of viruses and malware that attack linux systems. It's simply the scale of economics that makes Windows the most viable target. Linux is by no means immune to attack.