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Help required replacing my old anti virus .

 
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twedspeed



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:55 pm    Post subject: Help required replacing my old anti virus . Reply with quote

Hi my computer runs Windows Vista - its NORTON internet security runs out next week - A friend gave me a brand new an unopened Mafee internet security 2011 - bt before I install it I have a few worries - queons



1/ Do I have to remove the NORTON before installing the Mcafee ?

2/ Do you have to disconnect from your modem while you install Mcafee

3/ Can I have MCAFEE & NORTON running side by side on my computer.

4/ When NORTON says its gonna run out - will that mean I have no Anti virus at all after the next week ?

5/ Any thing I should watch out for or be aware of before installing that MCAFEE ?



I am pretty uselesss with computers but getting better. any advise very much appreciated.

thank you .
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JonS



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) Yes. Then immediately make sure the Windows firewall is enabled

2) No. You'll need to be connected so McAffee can update during installation

3) No. They won't work together

4) Possibly. You certainly won't get any updates and the scanners may stop. Often the firewall clamps down and blocks everything as well

Norton software often fails to uninstall cleanly. Use this tool to cleanly remove it
http://us.norton.com/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20080710133834EN&ln=en_US
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twedspeed



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you - , forgot to ask wot part windows firewall will play in this - and wot should I be doing with it while I attempt my changeover ???
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JonS



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its to reduce the chance of getting infected during the brief period when you have no security software on the machine
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desinet3



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AppRemover is a good application, which can completely wipe out a security software from a computer. Just google it, and you find the advantages of using it to uninstall a software from your computer.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you need to use a brute force uninstaller, then Rewo Uninstaller is probably the better option
However theres no need in this case: the Norton tool will do the job
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