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    Question Re Subscribing to Norton Anti Virus

    Hi Guys,

    Wondering if you can help. My Norton AntiVirus software is about to run out of subscription. Should I re subscribe for another year? The reason I ask is that I am a broadband subscriber (plus.net) and am connected with a Netgear DG824M all in one router, moden and firewall. Therefore do I need to be giving my limited pool of funds to Norton as well?

    Appreciate your help
    Panicos

    I currently own a Dell 4550 PC. I don't think its bad by any means. Here are the stats:

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    Grisoft's AVG - Completely free.

    www.grisoft.com

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    A firewall does NOT protect you from Viruses as such. Get a copy of AVG - it wont cost you anything.
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    Another vote for AVG.

    Friend of mine recently bought Nortons AV2004 - you have to activate it on line now, just like Windows XP. When said friend wiped his HDD and re-installed, he couldn't renew Nortons AV, he had to phone them, had a helluva job convincing them he had a legal copy.

    Nortons is most definitely bloatware. I'm using AVG (free) on two machines & PC-Cillin on another. All networked, no firewall.

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    AVG here too (at least for home use).

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    Thanks Guys, will download that tonight. Should I uninstall Norton or does it not really matter?
    Panicos

    I currently own a Dell 4550 PC. I don't think its bad by any means. Here are the stats:

    2.66Mhz Intel Pentium 4
    533Mhz Memory (768MB) Ram
    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro Core Clock:263Mhz/Memory Clock 263Mhz
    60gb Harddrive
    Creative Sound Blaster Live! Sound Card

    Also a
    K8N Neo4 Platinum Mobo
    AMD 64 3000 Venice Core
    ATI X800XT
    1gb Crucial Ballistix
    Creative Sound Blaster Live! Sound Card

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    I'd uninstall Norton personally.

    U can never be sure how happily the 2 programs will co-exist. If you dont unisntall it I'd at least change the Norton service to disabled so it doesnt run on start up.

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    I'd uninstall Nortons as well. Either use their online guide to uninstalling or search absolutely everywhere for Nortons/Symantec entries, including the registry.

    That programme makes it's home in every nook and cranny you can think of. And in Folder Options >> View, enable 'view all files' and 'show all file extensions'.

    I managed to uninstall Nortons AV, but one single file was left that I couldn't budge. In the end I re-started in safe mode (XP) renamed the file from a .dll extension to .dlx, and was then able to delete it.

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    Uninstall norton, download and install AVG - and then youll be a happy chappy

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    I like NOD32 - not free, but worth it. Tons lower disk I/O over norton.

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