Re: Replacing Norton With Another Program

  • From: Chris Skarstad <toonhead@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 15:38:56 -0600

Hi Katrina

As I've said lots of times already, but maybe you didn't see them, you absolutely can not go wrong with NOD 32 from:
Norton puts itself in a lot of places on your computer, but a standard uninstall of the program should remove most traces of it, enough that it'd be safe to install another antivirus program. It's never a good idea to have 2 antivirus programs installed on the same machine, at least that's always been my experience. As I told others the advantage of NOD 32 is the fact that it doesn't get in your way, it doesn't slow down your computer while scanning for viruses, it updates itself in the background and if something does happen, it presents you a simple window that lets you decide which action to take. When you install NOD 32 however, do a custom install, and make sure that the custom graphical interface is not turned on. You can always turn it off after you install the program, but if it may present some issues with JAWS if you keep it on. Others on the list are using it too so if you need help in disabling the graphics, just ask. After using Nod 32 I'll never use anything else. I swear by it. It does cost a little bit of money, but for the protection it offers, it's an invaluable solution. plus it's accessible with JAWS, and it just plane works.

At 03:27 PM 2/6/2007, you wrote:
My edition of Norton is about to expire. I'm considering AVG or maybe another anti-virus program. Is there anything special I need to do before installing and/or trying out a different anti-virus program. Do I need a special tool to remove all traces of Norton? Actually, can I install the new program before uninstalling Norton? I would deactivate Norton, but I'm wondering if it would be easier to keep Norton on my system in the event that I don't like the new program and choose to return to Norton.


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