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Re: Anti Virus Software

Hi A link for the removal tool for Norton and some info depending how you installed it
http://www.symantec.com/norton/suppo...080710133834EN

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I uninstalled my norton 360 yesterday with no problems. I just clicked on uninstall & the computer took care of the rest...............................or is there something I dont know
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I uninstalled my norton 360 yesterday with no problems. I just clicked on uninstall & the computer took care of the rest...............................or is there something I dont know
My recollection - and it is from a while ago, so may no longer be valid - is that Norton somewhat resembled the living undead. Thought I'd uninstalled it, but then found little relics sitting there still trying to do stuff. Ended up with me scouring the Registry and other (un)likely places - wasn't happy until there was no trace of anything from Symantec anywhere on the PC. It truly felt like Norton was a cure worse than the disease.

As I say, maybe it's different now...
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1 vote for Avast here. You have to register your email address about once a year but apart from that it is free.

A friend of mine had problems with his computer and AVG wouldn't update. I removed it and put Avast on, and he hasn't had a problem since.
I had this problem too about 18 months ago. When I eventually got it to update the PC ran slower than a paralysed sloth. Chucked it and got Avast instead. Seems to work fine for me. Why pay if you don't have to?

I also run Malware Bytes and SuperAntiSpyware anti-malware, although the free versions don't provide real-time protection.
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I uninstalled my norton 360 yesterday with no problems. I just clicked on uninstall & the computer took care of the rest...............................or is there something I dont know
Just do a search for files with Symantec in them or Norton.
You will soon see if any are left over, I would say quite a few.

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Re: Anti Virus Software

My experiance is for avg
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Just do a search for files with Symantec in them or Norton.
You will soon see if any are left over, I would say quite a few.

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You are right (thank you for letting me know), I found Symantec live updates still on the computer , so I have uninstalled that. The only other one that I can find on the computer that looks suspicious is `Synaptics pointing device driver` is this anything to do with norton
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Go to http://www.computeractive.co.uk/downloads/, you can have your choice of software and it is free.
If you have AVG and Spybot you should have no problems..
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You are right (thank you for letting me know), I found Symantec live updates still on the computer , so I have uninstalled that. The only other one that I can find on the computer that looks suspicious is `Synaptics pointing device driver` is this anything to do with norton
Usually found on laptops to control the pointer pad.

I'd be inclined to leave it alone.

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we are all mac now but had good results with AVG free before the switch
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Re: Anti Virus Software

I used to use AVG Free on my desktop and our laptop, with Zone Alarm as a firewall, and still do on my 'in-laws' laptop. However this year, having read the PC Pro review of Norton Internet Security 2010, I bought a 3 PC license from Amazon for 22.97 and dumped AVG, Zone Alarm and various spyware programs. I find Norton far less intrusive in my day to day use of the computer than the assortment of free software, and have had no problems yet. I don't think I would buy it at full price, but discounted, which it usually is a few weeks after release, I think it is well worth it. Tesco have it for about 23.00 at the moment. I'm fairly sure that it is the 3 PC version.
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Re: Anti Virus Software

PC Adviser has just posted on their website the results of their testing Antivirus programs and the following is their rating.

1.Norton Internet Security 2010

2.Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

3.AVG Internet Security 9.0

4.PC Tools Internet Security 2010

5.BitDefender Internet Security 2010

6.Avast 5.0 Internet Security

7.McAfee Internet Security 2010

8.Panda Internet Security 2010

9.Webroot Internet Security Essentials

10.Trend Micro Internet Security Pro 2010

11.F-Secure Internet Security 2010

12.ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

13.Eset Smart Security 4


As I stated earlier in this thread, I have found no problems with Norton and have used it for very many years, always buying the new version and not renewing. 2010 is much faster than previous versions.

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Re: Anti Virus Software

If you're interested in what the 'net gurus' think of security programs such as Norton and Zonealarm, check out the usegroup comp.security.firewalls. There's a lot of interesting stuff there, but I wouldn't even mention you're using Norton or particularly ZoneAlarm, or you'll get scorn poured on you by the bucketful!

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If you're interested in what the 'net gurus' think of security programs such as Norton and Zonealarm, check out the usegroup comp.security.firewalls. There's a lot of interesting stuff there, but I wouldn't even mention you're using Norton or particularly ZoneAlarm, or you'll get scorn poured on you by the bucketful!

Jim
My experience is that Norton has been excellent for the many years that I have been using it. There are many so-called experts deriding various programs just as there are the photographic "gurus" pushing Canikons. So why do we use Olys?

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