Norton Antivirus

Re: Norton Antivirus

PostBy: tvb On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:41 am

I use AVAST on all our machines at home - been using it for years and have never had a problem with it.
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Re: Norton Antivirus

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:11 am

Ok Richard, is this coincidence or what? Heres a screenscrape of the Ad posted on the top of my NEPA webpage....

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Re: Norton Antivirus

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:17 am

It's no coincidence, Google knows what the page content is because it has it indexed and serves ads based on the content.

You'll see that anywhere Google ads are displayed here or elsewhere.
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Re: Norton Antivirus

PostBy: djackman On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:13 pm

Download the NRT this before you try to remove Norton, since often the firewall component doesn't remove correctly and kills networking.

http://service1.symantec.com/Support/ts ... 3108162039
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Re: Norton Antivirus

PostBy: beemerboy On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:46 pm

Richard S. wrote:AVG or AVAST are the two I hear suggested the most and AVAST seems to be the choice as of late. I'm running AVG myself.

As I understand it getting rid of Norton is no easy task. e.g. Add/Remove doesn't exactly remove it totally. Do some research on how to make it "gone".


To get rid of Norton go to their website and down their "removal tool" and according to them run it twice and reboot between each and after.

I just up graded from NAV08 to NAV09. So far I find the new version easier on resources than the last version. I may be the only one, but I've been using Norton Anti-virus for several years and I haven't had any problems with it.

I tried AVAST on my laptop and the popup reminder to buy the software would drive me to say things I can't repeat because if you are not on line at the time there was no way to get rid of it.
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Re: Norton Antivirus

PostBy: tvb On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:41 pm

The only pop-ups Avast gives me is letting me know it's updated. They do require registration and entry of a license # for even the free version and it can be annoying until that step is satisfied.
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Re: Norton Antivirus

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:48 pm

beemerboy wrote:To get rid of Norton go to their website and down their "removal tool" and according to them run it twice and reboot between each and after.


I understand that Norton has just signed a deal with most computer manufacturers to start installing an ounce of Norton C4 in all new machines, with booby traps to make it virtually impossible to remove it as well! :fear: (unless you pay Norton for a bomb disposal Tech.......err...I meant a Norton computer tech to come & safely remove it)
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Re: Norton Antivirus

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:36 pm

Sounds like they just want to "nationalize" the computers. Nothing wrong that is there? :woot:

Kevin

Nortons seems to work well on this laptop and Trend Micro killed my old PC.
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Re: Norton Antivirus

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:41 pm

Devil505 wrote:I understand that Norton has just signed a deal with most computer manufacturers to start installing an ounce of Norton C4 in all new machines, with booby traps to make it virtually impossible to remove it as well! :fear: (unless you pay Norton for a bomb disposal Tech.......err...I meant a Norton computer tech to come & safely remove it)


Yep, but they have been doing that for years. Installing a TRIAL version on all new machines. If you want to remove it, you can follow a couple tips in this thread, or you can call Microsoft, they'll be glad to talk you thru it. You can also find a thread on the Micrsoft website on how to remove it.
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Re: Norton Antivirus

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:56 pm

beemerboy wrote:To get rid of Norton go to their website and down their "removal tool" and according to them run it twice and reboot between each and after.


Seriously, can anyone think of a benign reason why removing Norton would be made so difficult? (almost any other program can easily be removed by closing the program, going to Control Panel & simply uninstalling...period!
To my way of paranoid thinking, I can only think of one reason why Norton would be so difficult to remove: They intentionaly are trying to FORCE new computer owners to pay them"Protection" money! :mad:
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Re: Norton Antivirus

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:07 pm

Yup, and I did last week. It was convienient my wife said. Never thought about the conspiracy theory or I would have stewed about it until I got a virus! Damn, I hate it when I am outfoxed by clever marketing!

Kevin
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Re: Norton Antivirus

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:15 pm

Devil505 wrote:Seriously, can anyone think of a benign reason why removing Norton would be made so difficult? (almost any other program can easily be removed by closing the program, going to Control Panel & simply uninstalling...period!
To my way of paranoid thinking, I can only think of one reason why Norton would be so difficult to remove: They intentionaly are trying to FORCE new computer owners to pay them"Protection" money! :mad:


You hit the nail on the head! Most new-bees to Computers don't understand where to go, to get info on how to remove it, so they fork over the $$$$ when they start seeing those threatening pop-ups exclaiming "YOUR COMPUTER IS NO LONGER PROTECTED!!!! PAY US $$$$ AND WE MIGHT CONSIDER PROTECTING YOUR COMPUTER AGAIN" :shock: :cry2: :rambo:
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Re: Norton Antivirus

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:17 pm

KLook wrote:Yup, and I did last week. It was convienient my wife said. Never thought about the conspiracy theory or I would have stewed about it until I got a virus! Damn, I hate it when I am outfoxed by clever marketing!

Kevin


& you aren't alone Kevin...That's what Norton (Symantec) counts on! (It's always more convenient to just hand your lunch money over to the school bully than it is to stand up to him!) :mad:

I wonder what would happen if we all wrote to HP, Dell, Compaq, etc & said that we will refuse to buy any of their products if Norton is not made easy to remove?

Better still, how about this:.... I will never again buy a new computer (at Best Buy or wherever) without making a condition of my purchase that their techs uninstall Norton, (at no charge) BEFORE I take the computer home)
I suggest we all do the same. (Norton will get the message from the retailers who have to spend an hour per sale uninstalling the garbage)

Can a coal brother get an AMEN?
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Re: Norton Antivirus

PostBy: AdkCoal On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:18 pm

I dumped Norton a long time ago.

I believe that your anit-virus software should not behave like a virus.
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Re: Norton Antivirus

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:01 pm

Oh alright, AMEN.

Kevin
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