Norton Live Update for a non-retail copy of System Works?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by julienex4@gmail.com, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Hi guys, I've just acquired a copy of Norton System Works 2007 -
    bought it on ebay and now i can see it's probably an unlicensed one. I
    have no trouble with that in itself - I've bought my share of Norton
    software in the past, still have a firewall that's legit bought - and
    I'm sure the copy is without faults and will run. However, I would
    like to subscribe for Live Update, that's a vital part of the
    program's virus and worms protection.

    Now, the cd I got includes a serial keygen and instructions for it
    that make it clear that the program copy isn't totally legit and that
    you're not meant to actually make any subsripttions, or be in touch
    with the patent holders. It will still generate a good product code
    and activation code etc. But if the product key code is of a "good
    format" (that is, the program and the OS accept the code) would it
    work to use that code to open a Live Update subscription for this
    program at Symantec?Or would that mean exposing that this copy of the
    program wasn't quite legit? People are updating their subscriptions or
    making new all the time without buying new software, so I figure it
    could be totally possible .

    The reason I'm not buying SW 2008 (in a retail copy) is part budget
    reasons, and part because I don't have SP2 for Windows xp and don't
    intend to get it (it has a rep for getting in the way of other apps)
    and SP2 wil be required for all new Norton wares from this year.. I'm
    going to do a major overseeing and reshaping of my home network soon
    and needed an AV/protection programme that I could boot from cd, not
    by downloading from the web (because I don't want the machine exposed
    again during the time when I'm rebooting windows and other programs,
    only after). I have System Works (2005) now but it was loaded from the
    internet and it doesn'yt seem you can extract the exe file and boot it
    again, after it's been running for some time. So that stops the
    possibility of simply reinstalling the Norton programs after rebooting
    windows.

    I would really like to know. Thanks!
    , Jan 19, 2008
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  2. ded Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...

    snip

    That was too many words just to relate you want to pirate software
    and that for some bizarre reason you think XP will function better
    without SP2....that must be a very unstable XP installation you are
    running without the the almost vital service pack two.
    You are getting it very wrong, XP must have SP2 and there are
    established, reliable and effective freeware anti-virus, system
    utillities, and malware tools etc.
    Do you really think Symantec/Norton isn't going to detect a key
    that has been bouncing around the ether and so many others will
    already have tried and failed to use it? You bought the dubious copy
    of the already multi-pirated software on eBay and you're a googler too!
    I'm afraid I have to warn you to be prepared for failure in your endeavours.
    ded, Jan 19, 2008
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  3. blackbird82 Guest

    On 19 Jan, 02:35, "ded" <> wrote:
    > <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    >
    > snip
    >
    > That was too many words just to relate you want to pirate software
    > and that for some bizarre reason you think XP will function better
    > without SP2....that must be a very unstable XP installation you are
    > running without the the almost vital service pack two.
    > You are getting it very wrong, XP must have SP2 and there are
    > established, reliable and effective freeware anti-virus, system
    > utillities, and malware tools etc.
    > Do you really think Symantec/Norton isn't going to detect a key
    > that has been bouncing around the ether and so many others will
    > already have tried and failed to use it? You bought the dubious copy
    > of the already multi-pirated software on eBay and you're a googler too!



    > I'm afraid I have to warn you to be prepared for failure in your endeavours.



    Well, you were at least frank but you don't strike me as very solid. I
    was looking for an assessment, not some blank condemnation and unlike
    you, I don't subscribe to the idea that the big software developers
    always know what's best for you. or for every user. Cracked copies of
    software abound and anyone who's familiar with Symantec knows that
    their customers have sometimes found half-legal ways of manipulating
    settings and rules to get th more out of the softwares they paid for
    (the most famous instance beuing the "renewal trick" of uninstalling
    and reinstalling a week befor subscription would expire - putting the
    "priogram subscription clock" at zero; that worked right up til 2005
    and was used by many millions of people.

    On the whole I think Norton's products are good and solid but the
    customer service and information sucks (an opinion shared by very many
    people). Did I mention that the copy of WEindows I installed two years
    ago was borrowed from a relative. I have never had any notices from
    Microsoft about the same product key being used at least twice in
    different places.
    Still waiting for more balanced appraisals.
    blackbird82, Jan 19, 2008
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  4. Guest

    wrote:

    >Now, the cd I got includes a serial keygen and instructions for it
    >that make it clear that the program copy isn't totally legit and that
    >you're not meant to actually make any subsripttions, or be in touch
    >with the patent holders.


    New at this huh :)

    You never let a pirated program phone home.



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    , Jan 19, 2008
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  5. David Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi guys, I've just acquired a copy of Norton System Works 2007 -
    > bought it on ebay and now i can see it's probably an unlicensed one. I
    > have no trouble with that in itself - I've bought my share of Norton
    > software in the past,


    I get my Nortons from Ebay each year when Nortons ask me to re subscribe,
    far cheaper than what Nortons ask for and I get latest version as a bonus by
    getting new.
    All have been genuine with no problems.
    I feel you should return yours for refund and tell Ebay. Then rebuy.

    --
    Regards,
    David

    Please reply to News Group
    David, Jan 19, 2008
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  6. ded Guest

    "blackbird82" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    snip

    > (the most famous instance beuing the "renewal trick" of uninstalling
    > and reinstalling a week befor subscription would expire - putting the
    > "priogram subscription clock" at zero; that worked right up til 2005
    > and was used by many millions of people.


    LOL, utter nonsense!

    Also, do you have two PC's? Or one and the XP in first post changed to
    ME in second post, like your posting nym changed?

    I snipped out most of your words but we will just briefly dwell on your
    requirement for live update and nortons anti-virus, and your previous
    install of SW 2005. Very few applications are "fully" functional straight
    "out of the box", most require almost instant patching/updating/registration
    etc.
    And like yourself, I too also think symantec products are not as bad as
    some paint them apart from the now notorious Norton 2006.
    So Symantec being one of the major and longstanding players in the
    *security* field, if you feel that the tales/myths of others defeating them
    are true, and that you too have the wherewithal to also pull the wool
    over their eyes, then go for it and give it a try.
    Good luck and goodbye.
    ded, Jan 19, 2008
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  7. chuckcar Guest

    wrote in
    news::

    > Hi guys, I've just acquired a copy of Norton System Works 2007 -
    > bought it on ebay and now i can see it's probably an unlicensed one. I
    > have no trouble with that in itself - I've bought my share of Norton
    > software in the past, still have a firewall that's legit bought - and
    > I'm sure the copy is without faults and will run. However, I would
    > like to subscribe for Live Update, that's a vital part of the
    > program's virus and worms protection.


    So buy just norton anti-virus alone. System works doesn't do anything
    worthwhile anyways, that concept seems to have left symantec with Norton
    Utilities.

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    (setq (chuck nil) car(chuck) )
    chuckcar, Jan 20, 2008
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