Sometimes I wonder why I'm paying Norton a small fortune each year for virus protection when it doesn't seem able to detect a virus.
Twice now I've had those annoying anti virus virus's. They say they've scanned your computer and you have all sorts of awful problems and you must buy their product to save your computer, Not only that but they jam up the whole system so you can't get online or basically do anything until you do. And I'm sure plently of people fall for the scam. And Norton just let it pass by. Then when you run a scan, it still doesn't pick it up. Not only that, when I went to the Norton site and searched for a way to get rid of this little bastard virus, there was nothing there about it.
Last time this happened I had to use Spybot to get rid of the virus and yesterday I had to use Malawarebytes. I'm lucky that I have two computers so I could search for a way to fix the problem on the clean computer. Grateful that people are out there putting up the info.
So, the problem is fixed, the virus is gone. But I have to wonder, why am I paying for protection when it's the free stuff that fixes the problems anyway?