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Alternative Anti-Virus Programs for People Ditching Symantec over NRA Boycott

For several years now we have informed our clients that our favorite antivirus is ESET NOD32. It runs quietly and updates itself without bringing your computer to a screeching halt due to bloated code. It also doesn’t interrupt you every few minutes with warnings, and, in our experience it detects more viruses than most alternatives.

We’re not affiliated with ESET. It does cost $39.99/yr but that is better than paying us to remove your viruses (and your antivirus program which failed you). Unfortunately, all of the free alternatives we used to recommend are usually not worth your time.

This also has nothing to do with Norton no longer offering a discount to NRA members (even after being in the anti-virus business for 20 years, we had no idea.)

Several people are ditching Norton

On February 23, 2018, Symantec announced that “Symantec has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association.”

On Monday morning, February 26, 2018, we had multiple people asking us for an alternative anti-virus program. Why? They felt that Symantec was way out of line by announcing that they have ended their relationship with the NRA just after a tragic shooting.

As for the NRA, we have no idea what their positions are on gun laws. It is of course good to have an organization protecting our rights, but maybe they have some far out positions. Who knows. If you know, please feel free to comment below.

How to remove Norton

Removing Norton can be a challenge. While we offer the service here, you can also remove Norton yourself. Sometimes it isn’t as simple as uninstalling the program. If you have trouble removing Norton from your computer, download their special removal tool here: www.norton.com/nrt.

Please comment below

Are you happy that Symantec no longer works with the NRA?

Are you upset that they were offering discounts to NRA members?

Are you getting rid of Norton now that they have stopped offering an NRA member discount?