"Trying to Force consumers to buy its more expensive suite"0.5 starson by kasub
Pros: Cheap (until you find it won't work with Zone Alarm)
Cons: Incompatible with Zone Alarm
Summary: Like another reviewer indicated, I've been using Norton and Zone Alarm (free) side-by-side for years, and I've never had a problem. So, when it came time to renew my subscription, I thought it would be smart to go with the latest 2007 engine--WRONG!
1) Only after completing the purchasing process, which I also paid more money for the CD to be mailed to me,
2) Only after downloading the product
. . . That's when I found out that Norton 2007 is incompatible with Zone Alarm.
So, that means I either have to go back to the Norton site and purchase its firewall program, which is not as effective as Zone Alarm. Plus, I'd have to pay more money for the software since I didn't buy it as a renewal/combo suite.
This sort of business practice is exactly what drives me away from a product. So, I went to Zone Alarm and bought its suite.
The downside is that the full Zone Alarm suite requires more computer resources to run, making my computer run slower. I'm also out of $50 bucks for the waste of buying Norton.
On the other hand, I have a very secure machine now and couldn't be happier with the Zone Alarm suite.