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Norton and bank details?

youmightlikethis Avatar
14 May 2021 11:31PM
was about to buy norton 360 from a shop last week and was told you have to provide bank details to norton as part of the registration process is this true what if you do not want to renew every year is there an option
Jestertheclown Avatar
Jestertheclown 15 8.8k 255 England
14 May 2021 11:54PM
There will be an option somewhere to not renew it. The problem will be knowing when that non-renewal is due if Norton choose not to remind you.

Having said that, I wouldn't touch Norton in the first place.
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Chrism8 17 1.1k 34 England
15 May 2021 7:34AM
I've used AVG for years now with no issues, I use the free version on 2 different pc's but there is a paid version which gives you a few extras.

Had Mcafee in the past year bundled with a new machine, when the renewal came up, I switched to AVG.
LenShepherd Avatar
LenShepherd 15 4.7k United Kingdom
15 May 2021 7:57AM
If you use BT for your phone services (not everybody does) - most plans include McCaffe in the package.
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franken Plus
21 5.8k 4 United Kingdom
15 May 2021 10:22AM
I use the free version of Avast and have never had any issues.
I also have a free version of malwarebytes which I run on a regular basis.
Tianshi_angie Avatar
15 May 2021 10:26AM
I too wouldn't touch Norton and I would seriously query why they want your bank details! Your bank details are very merchantable information and I have never come across any software which requires your bank details except in the instance of Adobe who now need to be paid monthly. Like Chrism8 I use AVG free version and never had any problems (only those introduced by a computer 'expert' who had no idea what he was doing!)
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Jestertheclown 15 8.8k 255 England
15 May 2021 10:36AM
Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium and yes, they do both work at the same time.
I've used both Avast and AVG at separate times in the past and while they both seemed OK, they also became a nuisance in that they wanted to take over my machine.
Also, neither are very co-operative when it comes to being uninstalled.
Dave_Canon Avatar
Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
15 May 2021 10:45AM
I use BullGuard which the only British AV package. I do not have to provide such information to BullGuard though my package does include an option for Identity protection. I do not use this as they need details in order to see if anyone is trying to use my identity. I would rather not give anyone else that information.

Railcam Avatar
Railcam 17 967 2 Scotland
15 May 2021 12:04PM
Another Bullguard user here together with periodic runs of Malwarebytes free. Both my PC and laptop seem to have avoided nasties for many years (touch wood).
petebfrance Avatar
15 May 2021 12:07PM
I use Norton and they have my debit card number information for renewal payments, not bank details. I don't recall that it was mandatory - perhaps you could contact Norton and ask?
Actually, I've been using it for years now having changed from a free anti-virus, can't remember which one, but I stopped using that when they did an update that meant that it only worked with specified firewalls, all of which at the time were not free so if I was going to have to pay etc. etc.
At times it has been a bit of a nuisance when it took over the machine but of late it's been OK.
I've no intention of changing to something else.
DaveRyder Avatar
DaveRyder Plus
9 7.4k 23 United Kingdom
15 May 2021 12:37PM
I buy licenses for a specific period ex Amazon.
Currently Kaspersky - this way I simply register the license key rather than give a card number for auto renewal.

I do the same with MS Office software.

I do not provide my card details to Google or Microsoft for anything (well I haven't so far).
Techno Avatar
Techno Plus
15 7.9k 9 England
15 May 2021 3:20PM
Another BullGuard user here, never had any problems, I avoid auto renewal though, never leave my card details with them, they along with others tend to inflate the renewal costs, always do a search for a deal around renewal time, usually at a fraction of there deal.
youmightlikethis Avatar
15 May 2021 10:07PM
thanks for replies
miptog Avatar
miptog 18 3.6k 68 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2021 5:13PM
I think there is a difference between anti-virus software and internet security software.


The anti-virus software is available either FREE or low cost, whereas the Internet security is chargeable per device. Internet security cover includes email attachments, phishing and dangerous sites, which today is almost a necessity for being safe online.

Like others I dislike giving my card details just to activate the product, and feel that is just wrong, as the purchase price for the software includes a one year subscription. .


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