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So, I bought a new laptop today. While booting it up for the first time it does all the normal things a laptop does on the first start, except this:

 

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You say you don't want to use Norton, but you still have to "agree" to their license. There's no close button or cancel or anything, it's just "accept"

That should be illegal.

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You got to love new PCs....I got a dell netbook a few months back.

 

Similar crap on it, first thing i did was gather drivers and load a fresh copy of XP from thumb drive.

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when you click no you are agreeing to their terms that they will not protect you

 

nothing to be upset about, they just dont want dumb people suing them for having their antivirus on your computer and claim it should protect them even when you clicked no

 

on a side note: I just a got a new phishing/virus forwarded to me by email, something about airline tickets. not sure if the attachment is a virus, but yahoo and mcafee did not throw up red flags

Edited by potatochobit

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You got to love new PCs....I got a dell netbook a few months back.

 

Similar crap on it, first thing i did was gather drivers and load a fresh copy of XP from thumb drive.

same with my new Studio laptop, hate having all that extra crap on my computer.

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I hate dell for that stuff but it does drop the price you pay for the computer.

Edited by McGrimm

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just click agree then uninstall it or w.e. Its Dell what do you expect lol.

 

It's an MSI notebook in the picture... Not a Dell. :P

 

+1 for just uninstalling Norton. Norton's a lousy piece of software anyway.

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Yeah, I'm just tired of all the license agreements that seem to pop up daily. Some I skim over looking for anything questionable if I don't trust the provider, but most I just accept without looking at. If I actually read them all, I'd probably spend half my day reading them, and not understanding a good portion of them.

 

I think that EULAs should not exist, rather laws should dictate what protections the software companies get and what protections the consumer get. That way, if you know the law, you know what dangers there are in using any software. Yeah, in a perfect world that would work. I'm sure the laws would be complex and, well, a lot like our current laws.

 

A better solution has to be made, though. License agreements are stupid. End of story.

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