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Uninstalling Norton Internet Security


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#1 Bananorama

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:44 PM

Is there any way to force an uninstall? I got infected recently and I think Norton got taken over or severely disabled. I can't connect to any server to update, play games or anything. Only net-related stuff I can do is use firefox.

When I try to uninstall via conventional means the window freezes.

Any suggestions?

EDIT:I have no idea what changed, but it actually uninstalled, so I guess I don't need help there.

Edited by Bananorama, 22 January 2009 - 07:03 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:05 PM

the method that I am aware of is to choose your version of Norton from this group

http://service1.symantec.com/Support/tsgen...005033108162039

then you need to disable Norton then run the tool

if you ARE removing Norton do you have a replacement antivirus program in mind and do you have ITS exe already saved somewhere on your computer ?

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:15 PM

No idea what ITS is, and I am getting AVG antivirus very soon. Any recommendations on a firewall?

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 08:51 AM

No idea what ITS is, and I am getting AVG antivirus very soon. Any recommendations on a firewall?



Comodo Firewall is a good choice for a software firewall.
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/dow...d_firewall.html


Personally, I prefer to use a hardware firewall such as pfSense or a router capable of doing SPI (stateful packet inspection).

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:58 AM

Comodo or ZoneAlarm are nice
Comodo
ZoneAlarm

Edited by xblindx, 23 January 2009 - 09:58 AM.


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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:26 PM

No idea what ITS is, and I am getting AVG antivirus very soon. Any recommendations on a firewall?



I will clarify for you
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if you ARE removing Norton do you have a replacement antivirus program in mind and do you have ITS exe already saved somewhere on your computer ?


means do you have the exe for the new antivirus program

as to AVG 8.0??; I THINK it may come with its own firewall included in the package

it is worth checking out

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:38 PM

No idea what ITS is, and I am getting AVG antivirus very soon. Any recommendations on a firewall?



I will clarify for you
snowdrop

if you ARE removing Norton do you have a replacement antivirus program in mind and do you have ITS exe already saved somewhere on your computer ?


means do you have the exe for the new antivirus program

as to AVG 8.0??; I THINK it may come with its own firewall included in the package

it is worth checking out



My bad xD, I thought ITS was an acronym for something or a program....

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:09 PM

Haha. Well he was making it capitals instead of italicizing it. The tag for italicize is [i] [ /i] (no space in second bracket.)

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 05:30 AM

Haha. Well he was making it capitals instead of italicizing it. The tag for italicize is [i] [ /i] (no space in second bracket.)

MY fault :flowers:

On re-reading my entry I thought >>ooppsss :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:23 AM

I agree with the folks who have mentioned Comodo Personal Firewall above. I've been using it and I like it. I occasionally stress my network connection and an older version of ZoneAlarm wasn't able to take it. Switching to Comodo solved my problems. Maybe a new version of ZA might do well ... I don't know.

I also use a router with statefull packet inspection.




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