Tuesday, November 01, 2005

I win! Norton loses.

Sort of.

At least Ruth’s computer now has a working, updated antivirus program protecting it. It includes automatic updates of virus definitions, email scanning (inbound and outbound), real-time protection, and pre-scheduled full system scans.

It installed properly the first time and works as it’s supposed to.

Thus armed with a bit of power, I have communicated with Symantec explaining my feelings about their product’s ease of use (HA!) and its shortcomings.

I have also sent them their disc back for a refund of the purchase price.

I’m still out the price of the working competitive package and many hours of time and frustration. So it may be a bit of a Pyrrhic victory.

Oh, go ahead and look up Pyrrhic. You can probably figure it out from the context, but if you look it up you’ll be more likely to remember it and might even use it yourself some day. I’ll be right here when you come back.

Feel better now? I certainly do. I can now give Ruth back her machine in better shape than when I first started the “update the antivirus” process.

That’s a REAL victory. Nothing Pyrrhic about it.


Anonymous said...

Thank goodness you were able to get it working. I am not sure whether you would have handled another day of sheer annoyance.

And... thanks for the English lesson Prof. I learnt a new word today *grin*.

Anonymous said...

Pyrrhic eh? Curious that you'd pull out some Greek reference. On my post of Wednesday I have explored the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. I noted how history had forgotten his nine bothers.

shyloh's poetry said...

Well looks like I am not the only one being hit with a virus. I had norton and
it didn't stop the 7 I got. Now I upgraded the Norton and I am scared cause
I read your post haha.