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Symantec have lost the plot

I received the following email earlier today offering me feel cinema tickets if I upgrade to the latest Norton crap:

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I stopped using Norton in 2003 after I had the cheek to attempt an upgrade from Norton Antivirus 2002 to 2003. It crapped out halfway through the install and had totally corrupted itself. No matter what I did, I couldn’t get it to install. From that day on I stopped using any Norton products at home (unfortunately we use various Symantec bits and bobs at work) and went with free apps such as AVG Antivirus and ZoneAlarm and I’ve had no problems.

The daft promotions don’t end there though, I was on the Symantec site yesterday, looking for Vertias Backup related guff and saw a bizarre offer for a free Symantec backpack. Unfortunately I forgot to take a screenshot of the offending webpage, however I did save the backpack:

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Instead of wasting time on marketing crap, why not improve the software?

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