C. J. Kelly

Symantec and Yahoo

By C. J. Kelly
July 25, 2006 10:50 PM EDT
Symantec and Yahoo have teamed up.  Surprise, surprise!  You can download the security software for free (30 day trial) and if you like it, you can pay $49.99 for a 12 month subscription.

According to this write-up, the software suite includes Norton anti-virus and personal firewall.  Okay, now I have to be honest with you.  Norton anti-virus is a fine product, but when I installed Norton's firewall product, I had nothing but trouble.  This was a few years back, so I am sure the product has been improved.  I don't use either product. 

That being said, for Yahoo users, and home users, this is a good deal.  Home users need both anti-virus and a personal firewall for each computer that connects to the Internet.  And if Yahoo is offering support, then this is a really good deal. 

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