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Replacing Mcafee with Norton. Advice needed!

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#1 Rustybaw


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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:13 PM

Hi there. Sorry if this question is a bit daft but I'm not the best with computer software etc.

I'm into the last 4days of the free 3months trial of Mcafee that came with my Sony Vaio. I bought Norton when I bought my girlfriends laptop at Christmas that has 3installations with it. My question is whats the best way and time to put Norton on to my laptop. Should I wait for Mcafee to run out or install Norton beforehand. Either way would I need to download specific software to remove Mcafee ? Would I even need to remove Mcafee or would this automatically happen when the trial runs out ? I know you're not meant to have more than 1real time anti-virus running but at the same time I'm not sure if it's safe to install Norton afer Mcafee has expired/been removed.

Do any of you rate Mcafee or Norton ?

Thanks in advance all.

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#2 Sightless


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:23 PM

Hi, try this.
  • Download the McAfee Removal Tool,
  • disconnect from the internet
  • uninstall Mcafee.
  • restart your computer
  • run the removal tool
  • Restart your computer once more.
  • install Norton using the disks you have and follow the instructions. You may have to connect back to the internet while Norton installs, if not, reconnect once its done installing.

Edited by Sightless, 15 February 2011 - 09:24 PM.

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