Beta test - who wants to participate?

  Forum Editor 18:39 11 Dec 2011

Norton has asked us if we would like to run a beta test of the new Norton 360 v6 software. The final version is due out in February 2012, so we'll need to crack on if we are to get the test completed in good time.

We had problems with the software getting to a few of the testers for the previous version, partly due to me initially forgetting to send the list through to Norton when I should have done, and partly due to my not receiving names and postal addresses from some of the participants.

To avoid a recurrence of that I'm going to insist that this time I get a full name and postal address in advance from each person who wants to take part.

If you would like to be on the test panel please email me as soon as possible at:- [email protected] Put the words "Norton test" in the subject line and provide me with your forum name, your email address, and your real name and postal address. I would also like to know which operating system version you're using.

Please do not use this thread to apply for the test, only email applications can be accepted.

All participants will receive a free one year licence for the new version as soon as it's launched. It should be interesting to see what new features and/or changes have been made in this version.

I'll look forward to hearing from you - places are strictly limited, and it's a case of first come, first served. The test will not take up much of your time, so don't worry about it interfering with your festive plans in any way. Let me also reassure you that your personal details will not be divulged to a third party - either by me or by Norton - under any circumstances.

  Aitchbee 12:43 12 Dec 2011

Thanks for the kind offer, FE.

I may be right in thinking, most members have got a good safety system workin' already.

But, if you have just got a new computer, it sounds like a good offer.

  carver 12:59 12 Dec 2011

AitchBEE it's not about whether you have a security system in operation it's about trying the next generation of security and giving your opinion about if it is better/ worse or causes any problems to your system.

Plus side is you get a free copy, not bad.

  Aitchbee 16:05 12 Dec 2011

OK, Carver.

  Forum Editor 18:24 12 Dec 2011


As carver has pointed out, this isn't about whether people already have anti-virus software. Beta testing involves evaluating new software before it's released for general sale. We have conducted quite a few of these tests for various companies over the years.

You enrol for the test, download the beta software from a link provided by the company, and provide feedback in our special beta test forum. In return for your participation the company provides you with a free copy of the final release software, or in this case a free one-year licence.

  Aitchbee 18:34 12 Dec 2011

Ok - FE, I will give it a try.

  Forum Editor 18:35 12 Dec 2011

Just a quick post to thank all those of you who have so far volunteered - the best first-day response we've ever had.

I'll acknowledge each application personally during the course of the evening.

  Forum Editor 18:37 12 Dec 2011


Then email me, as requested in the original post, and provide me with the information I asked for. You won't be on the list until you email me.

  rawprawn 17:04 13 Dec 2011

emailed as requested

  mark2 18:51 13 Dec 2011

I've tried to join but get a Delivery Status Notification with a delay, The recipient server did not accept our requests to connect.

  Forum Editor 22:51 13 Dec 2011


You should be emailing me at: [email protected]

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