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Symantec (SYMC) is the target of a lawsuit alleging it uses scare tactics to get trial users of...

Symantec (SYMC) is the target of a lawsuit alleging it uses scare tactics to get trial users of its PC security and maintenance software (who often get the software pre-installed) into upgrading to paid versions. Symantec's security software business has been struggling with slow industry growth, and rising competition from free solutions such as Microsoft's (MSFT) Security Essentials. (previously)
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  • Stoploss
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    AVG has them all beat.
    11 Jan 2012, 09:32 AM Reply Like
  • labas112
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    Most of the time you can get Norton for free if you buy your software the day after Thanksgiving.
    11 Jan 2012, 09:37 AM Reply Like
  • wyostocks
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    Stop it. If a person is smart enough to use a PC they should be smart enough to decide if or not they want to buy the software.
    11 Jan 2012, 09:38 AM Reply Like
  • Stoploss
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    That generally comes after they get their first virus.
    11 Jan 2012, 10:00 AM Reply Like
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