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#1 socom 004

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 06:21 PM

I've installed Norton 360 on my computer. I had TM Pc-cillin before. I know you have to get all of Norton off of the computer before installing another AV program, but do I need to do anything to get rid of all traces of pc-cillin? I have the Norton installed all ready. Before I did that I went to "remove programs" and "uninstalled" Pc-cillin. Is that enough or do I need to do more? If there's more, any help? I don't want any "traces" conflicting. Thanks.
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:16 PM

Hi socom 004,

The answer is that uninstalling a good program (like pc-cillin) is good enough to remove all traces of the program.

The TrendMicro site here says that is all you need to do.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:26 PM

Thanks, I wasn't for sure if there may be traces that may need removed.
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 12:27 PM

I support M0le's answer - I've uninstalled TM's Pc-cillin on several computers with no residual problems

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 02:12 PM

Ok...thanks.
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 03:30 PM

Oh that Norton would leave so easily.

After using their removal tool, I found that Avira could not download updates.

Fortunately the Avira forum had the answer. The Norton tool had removed a part of Windows that was needed for that and you had to download a replacement file to be able to update the Avira definition updates.

I do wish that computer makers would not insist on including software that you neither want nor need. Presumably they get paid for each one they sell.
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Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:37 PM

JamesFrance - unfortunately Norton has that history and the removal tool often times gets the job done, but when it doesn't it's a pain




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