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Old 12-20-2011   #21
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Norton itself is much worse than most viruses/worms/trojans these days. it's in your face with multiple windows and popups and spawns numerous services, and spikes it's way so deep into your registry its tough to uninstall.

I use Avast, it's small, simple clean, you do'nt have to worry about it, it doesn't have UI to dick around with. It's free and it updates itself whenever new definitions come out. It's lightweight and doesn't decrease system performance. And it works. it's gone off a few times warning me about worms in bad websites I tried to visit.

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I downloaded Avest on my 4th PC. It says it's only a 30 day free trial. Did I download the wrong version?
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When you uninstall the Norton, don't just rely on Windows, or the program itself to do it, you'll be left with "fragments" of the program in the system registry and elsewhere that could cause serious problems later on, especially if you're installing a different antivirus/internet security suite.

You need to remove every trace of the program from the computer, and that can be difficult to say the least.
That's pretty pathetic that uninstalling doesn't really uninstall. Why is it so easy for software makers to insert stuff into your system but so difficult for them to remove the same stuff they inserted?


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