Do not set up to automatically renew your computer antivirus program. My computer came with a trial of Norton Internet Protection. I signed up for a years protection when that expired. The program had installed for it to automatically renew at the end.
Well, almost a month before it was to expire, Norton charged my credit card $78. This was 3 weeks before it was to expire. I made them credit it back, not only because I felt that was too high, but also because they reset my antivirus at that time, and I was basically going to lose out on nearly a month of protection. When it was 1 day prior to expiring, I searched Norton's website, and got the same program for 1 year at a 50% savings plus 15% for being a "good" customer. I ended up saving almost $36 by just clicking the install and run buttons myself. Research before you let them just charge your card
By Cheryl from Trinity, NC
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