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benzaloy 06-21-2008 09:51 PM

Method to Uninstall Norton Anti-Virus Program
For the attention of "Lurkswithin"

As I opened my pc this morning I got a warning: "Your Norton Anti-Virus program is out of date ... You should protect your pc now."

The Norton thing has come with the pc like this Vista.

In panic I searched around and was shown 8 anti-virus programs: AVG, McFee, CA, Windows One Care, and some others.

Though I am a FREE programs user, I feel it is better to pay for 'protection'.

My choice is One Care as it is of Windows and I may acrue a little extra care from Australian Microsoft people when I reach out to them for help one day.

I was also advised that there shouldn't be TWO anti-virus programs in ONE pc as they may cause problems.

Now, how do I remove the old Norton before I go in with One Care ?

Please guide me with detailed instructions please.

Thank you,

chr1s 06-22-2008 10:06 AM

The only thing you should do is to download the 'Norton Removal Tool' and this will delete definitely the Norton Antivirus without problem.

chr1s 06-22-2008 10:12 AM

The newest version is : Norton Removal Tool 2008.0.3.16

lurkswithin 06-22-2008 04:17 PM

That is the answer....use the norton removal tool! Any other way can cause serious repercussions as Norton is so embedded within the root directory of your computer and hidden that it is never really totally removed.

As for windows one care!

Read the article!
Security Suite Smackdown, Part I - Windows Live OneCare - Reviews by PC Magazine

and from the wikipedia please read the criticism section....

Windows Live OneCare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It is your computer and you are free to use and install whatever program you want....It took me about 10 minutes of the first page of googleing windows onecare to find and read several articles concerning windows one care..

one company found that out of 17 programs tested for antivirus windows onecare came in last in 2007 and second to last in 02/2008 .

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