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rocco
11-07-2009, 12:21 AM
My friend brought an Hp laptop in Juanuary, with a preloaded Norton anti virus....now its to buy a new subscription!
We tried uninstalling the program and installing first Avast and then AVG free editions but after installing and restarting the pc we cant load any web pages..we uninstalled the the freebies..installed Norton and everything works fine again!!...but how do we get the everything working ok without Norton?..any suggestions? :thanks

kahawai chaser
11-07-2009, 12:55 AM
You mean you installed/and both active both Avast and AVG together? Their processes could clash and cause problems...

Blam
11-07-2009, 12:58 AM
Maybe there are leftovers.

Download Revo Uninstaller and use that to uninstall Norton:
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

Then, install Avast! only.

Never have more than one Antivirus, they will conflict.

If internet still doesn't work then we will troubleshoot from there:)

Blam

rocco
11-07-2009, 01:07 AM
..no...one at the time, but i actually have both of running on my pc...i run Xp...while my friends operating system is vista

Blam
11-07-2009, 01:41 AM
You should only have ONE installed.

Agent_24
11-07-2009, 01:48 AM
Run the Norton Removal Tool for your version from Symantec, this sometimes fixes the problem

Blam
11-07-2009, 02:11 AM
Run the Norton Removal Tool for your version from Symantec, this sometimes fixes the problem

I've found that even the removal tool leaves a lot of traces and use Revo instead..

pctek
11-07-2009, 03:11 PM
I've found that even the removal tool leaves a lot of traces and use Revo instead..

Even that misses a few. Nortons has at least 100000 entries in the registry. I once took them out manually. It took a very very long time..........

Agent_24
11-07-2009, 03:41 PM
I've never been that patient. Whenever Norton significantly breaks something, I always just reinstall windows.

Have had to do that several times

Then I switched to Comodo

nofam
11-07-2009, 09:14 PM
Even that misses a few. Nortons has at least 100000 entries in the registry. I once took them out manually. It took a very very long time..........

Yes that's a great way to spend an afternoon!!

Blam
12-07-2009, 12:09 PM
Even that misses a few. Nortons has at least 100000 entries in the registry. I once took them out manually. It took a very very long time..........

The worst AVs are always hardest to remove:groan:

Tuneznz
12-07-2009, 01:37 PM
Do you know whats funny, I haven't had a AV for about 2 years, I recently pop'd on NOD32 and guess what, nothing, the AV company's just make there money off people who have a fear of getting a virus...

gary67
12-07-2009, 06:57 PM
That's why I use Avast it's free

Speedy Gonzales
12-07-2009, 07:02 PM
If you dont get dodgy files / or use p2P, you probably dont need a firewall or AV. And if you use 64 bit, you've probably got less chance of getting hit by viruses. Since most dont affect 64 bit windows. And wont run in 64 bit There maybe only 3-4 around.

Tuneznz
12-07-2009, 10:20 PM
Im a 64 bit vista and I hit torrents and divulge in the scary parts on the internet 24/7 and still im clean.

Speedy Gonzales
12-07-2009, 10:45 PM
Well that'll depend on what youre getting. You may or may not get infected.

Some sites say you cant/wont get infected using 64 bit, but other sites say you will get infected (unless its something like a rootkit (32 bit), or similar that tries to screw up the kernel. In which case, it wont infect / affect 64 bit, because of the 64 bit kernel (unless of course the rootkit was/is 64 bit). Then it's a different matter

Blam
13-07-2009, 02:56 PM
Im a 64 bit vista and I hit torrents and divulge in the scary parts on the internet 24/7 and still im clean.

You're a smart torrenter then.

wainuitech
13-07-2009, 03:27 PM
Do you know whats funny, I haven't had a AV for about 2 years, I recently pop'd on NOD32 and guess what, nothing, the AV company's just make there money off people who have a fear of getting a virus... I wouldn't say thats quite right -- Ask any Tech who works on PC from the general public -- Its very rear that I see computers with some sort of infections.

I'd go as far as saying 95% of my work relates to Virus / Malware infected PC's / laptops.

Speedy Gonzales
13-07-2009, 03:32 PM
I would say if techs didnt have to worry about viruses / malware, they wouldnt have anything to do / a job :p They'll be bored for most of the day

Tuneznz
13-07-2009, 05:57 PM
I do agree, if you know where to walk to not stand on the egg shells you are going to be fine, the gen pop and ma and pa computer users should have a basic protection as they might be not so secure and sure footed.