If nothing else, Linux on the desktop
has freed me from such worries.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) merger inquiry into NortonLifeLock's proposed $8bn acquisition of rival antivirus provider Avast has now closed, with the regulator concluding that a tie-up could indeed reduce competition in the marketplace. "Advanced discussions" concerning a merger of the two security vendors …
Not only is Norton still alive, Symantec decided that Norton was the only part of the business worth keeping! They sold the rest of it off for parts. Their SOC went to Accenture, and their enterprise AV/EDR suite went to Broadcom. Utterly bonkers decision given how wide spread SEP was (and still is)!