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sambaird
22-12-2005, 08:52 PM
I am thinking of geting a new anti virus (becase im sick of how slow norton is)
but i cant find the serial number anyware so what hapens if i uninstall it and then reinstall it later(unlikely but i want to know just incase)

norton antivirus 2003
windows xp sp1

thanks

mark c
22-12-2005, 09:01 PM
1. Serial number for what?

2. If yr familiar with linux, I"d think you'd be familiar with AVs.

IMHO

Edit: Not meaning to say that linux users would be familiar with AVs coz they need to be but rather that a linux user (in my estimation) would be both familiar with IT and also computers to know enough to explain themselves comprehensibly.

PS this is to the enduring credit of the image linux has created. I am a linux believer but not yet a user. :D

sambaird
22-12-2005, 09:03 PM
1. Serial number for what?

2. If yr familiar with linux, I"d think you'd be familiar with AVs.

IMHO
im not familiar with linux i just like the quote

the serial for norton

mark c
22-12-2005, 09:14 PM
ditch norton

go with AVG

you've been around long enough to have seen all the ""norton sucks" threads.

Or maybe Avast . getting some good press recently :2cents:

Murray P
22-12-2005, 09:20 PM
Forget Nortons, you should never want to put it back on.

What sort of use do you put the PC to?

If totally private and nothing too important resides on it, AVG will be fine. If, on the other hand, you have business, your thesis, or other such data, go with something more robust like NOD32.

Prescott
22-12-2005, 09:21 PM
.

mark c
22-12-2005, 09:24 PM
or even Nod 32

But seriouslly you have to pay for it.

Murray P
22-12-2005, 11:00 PM
or even Nod 32

But seriouslly you have to pay for it.

Yep, filthy scumbag low life rotters aren't they. Blimmin good AV though well worth the money my business pays for it :thumbs:

Safari
23-12-2005, 05:09 AM
'High' risk in Symantec antivirus software flaw

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6004097.html?tag=nl.e540

Myth
23-12-2005, 07:22 AM
If you do remove Nortons and end up with issues trying to reinstall, you can d/load 1 of 2 apps to completely remove it (or manually go through the registry)
The apps are [either] SymNRT or Rnav (depends on the version you are removing)

Both can be found on the Symantec site

As for a replacement.. I'm thorougly impressed with NOD32, am using freebie on laptop as a test and it seems to be passing with flying colours :D (better than AVG Antivir and Avast)

sambaird
23-12-2005, 05:23 PM
thanks its geting uninstaled now

Dannz
23-12-2005, 05:25 PM
What anti-virus program are you going to use?

sambaird
23-12-2005, 10:08 PM
What anti-virus program are you going to use?
nod32