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D'oh! Nice own-goal Rogers/Yahoo! 
2nd-Sep-2006 03:06 pm
I got an email from Rogers a couple of days ago:
The most trusted name in online security is now part of our all-in-one protection. Upgrade Now
  • Award-winning* Norton AntiVirus™ and Norton Personal Firewall™
  • Automatic updates, so you get the latest protection without ever having to become a security expert
  • All this protection at no additional cost to you (Retail value: $109.98)
I already use NAV but it's about to expire, so this seemed like good timing.

Yeah, a good idea ... right up until I actually started trying to install it! First off, it will only consider installing if you click on the link from Internet Exploiter - using a safer browser (e.g. Opera) is not acceptable to Rogers/Yahoo :(

Next, once it finished scanning to see what anti-virus / firewall software I already have installed, it popped up a message:
(click on image to enlarge)
Apparently I have to uninstall my existing Norton Antivirus and ZoneAlarm firewall before I can even download the replacement software!

Did it not occur to anyone that removing anti-virus and firewall software and then downloading & installing software is dangerous?

If Rogers/Yahoo (or is it Norton/Symantec?) are telling me it's OK to do that without any protection then why do I need their software?
2nd-Sep-2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
Hey man are you in T.O?
2nd-Sep-2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
Yup. I'm got a heap of work stuff to catch up on. :(
Plus it was $300++ for Kerri's train ticket!!
2nd-Sep-2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
Where's she gone?
3rd-Sep-2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
Ottawa, to see her parents.
3rd-Sep-2006 01:18 pm (UTC)
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