Owners of a current active license for many Norton products can receive a free product update to the current version of their product through the Norton / Symantec web site. Upgrading to the current version is strongly encouraged, especially if you have a version prior to 2009. For owners upgrading to Windows 7 or installing an earlier version of a Norton security product on a computer running Windows 7 this type of upgrade is necessary.
Click here, Norton Update Center to access the update center and begin the update process. This link will take you to a page similar to:
Click on the yellow UPDATE ME NOW button and you will be asked to download a small program – AutoDetectPkg.exe. Running this program will scan your system to determine which Norton product(s) and version(s) you have, if they are active and if they qualify for a free upgrade to the current version. Follow the instructions on the screens.
For Windows 7 users with a Norton Security product this update will be automatically sent to you as part of the Norton automatic update process. You can find comprehensive information on compatibility of Norton products with Windows 7 here: Norton Windows 7 Compatibility
Additional information on Norton products and Windows 7 is available in the Windows and Norton 7 FAQ.
If you have a currently active Norton subscription it is worth taking the time to upgrade to the 2010 version or the most current version available for your Norton product. Staying up to date is an important step to being protected. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.