Re: Replacing Norton With Another Program

  • From: "G.W. Cox" <gwcox2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 16:23:43 -0700

MessageI dumped Norton System Works -when Symantec stopped supporting the 
version I had. I learned about the latter a few months after I renewed the 
antivirus subscription. I switched to Windows Live One Care which covers three 
computers per purchase. One Care's $50 a year is less than what I paid for 
System Works on two computers. McAfee for free from my ISP was not worth the 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Richard Sherman 
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 3:50 PM
Subject: Re: Replacing Norton With Another Program

There is a removal tool on the Symantec site to totally remove all components 
of Norton. It has been recommended that this is used as to not conflict with 
other anti-virus programs.

As it has been stated that Norton 2007 is too much of a graphical interface. 
Therefore I have Norton 2006 and plan to renew it thru it's interface and see 
if that helps.

As for other software you have a couple of options. There is nod32 which I 
believe has a 20 day free trial and then you must purchase it.

The anti-virus program AVG has a free version as well as a paid version. You 
could possibly install them and try for yourself to see what works best for you.

Personally I would download the new anti-virus program. Uninstall Norton. 
Install the new program and give it a try. If you don't like it then go back to 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: K Anderson 

  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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