I attempted to activate via phone. Putting in the code by keypad the automatic voice at Symantec on reading back the code numbers replaced a 5 with a 9. after the third attempt clicked Activate later. Then after a few moments "Activation Successful"!i contacted Symantec after navigating their phone options and spoke to a real person. They informed me that if there is no activation warning it will be OK. There is no activation warning so I'm hoping! It does not say much for the antipiracy system! Has anyone had similar problems?
Thanks for the reply. The AVirus program seems to work OK I just hope it keeps doing so . I have contacted tech support and am waiting a reply. I'm tempted to leave well alone as there are no warning messages: if it ain't broke don't fix it!
A relatively small percentage of Symantec customers (less than 0.5 percent according to the firm) were recently affected by a product activation bug. The products involved are Norton Antivirus 2004, Norton Internet Security 2004, Norton Antispam 2004, and Norton SystemWorks 2004. These programs were incorrectly insisting on a product activation code on each reboot, then finally locking the program so it couldn't be used. CNET News quoted Del Smith, senior product manager, "We had a problem with the way we were generating a code for a PC configuration. The problem had to do with a specific type of configuration. It was not related to any specific PC manufacturer."
Symantec has posted a patch to correct the bug: click here