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Removing Norton/installing Freeware


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#1 TMacK

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 11:58 PM

Have read thru the ever so helpful thread about uninstalling Symantec products.
My question is,do I completly remove this program before I install AVG & Zone Alarm or after I install my new programs?
Any words of wisdom before I embark on this journey?
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:28 AM

Download both into folders on your computer but do not install. Disconnect from the internet. Then uninstall Norton. Once the uninstall is complete install AVG, then ZA. once they are installed re-connect to the internet. Do not connect to the internet without an antivirus up and running.
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:24 AM

Great! Thanx for that acklan!
Because there were no further comments about my pc protection, I'm assuming you figure its going to be adiquate. Guess I feel a bit unsure about making the change over :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:44 PM

Installing AVG and ZA are good starts.

To protect yourself against malware, here are a few helpful suggestions:

1. Keep Windows and Internet Explorer current with the latest critical security updates from Microsoft including SP2 which has enhanced security features. This will patch many of the security holes through which attackers can gain access to your computer.

2. Prevent spyware, homepage hijacking and increase your browser security by using these free programs:
• SpywareGuard
• SpywareBlaster
• IE-SPYAD
• Microsoft Windows Defender (Beta)

Run weekly scans with these free spyware cleaning tools:
• Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06
• Spybot S&D 1.4
• Ewido Anti-Malware v3.5 - Windows 2000 and XP users ONLY

3. Prevention and Protection Tips:
Read "How to Prevent Spyware".
Read "Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 02:55 PM

Yeah what he said. Sorry about that, you are right. quietman7 has just about covered it.
I also like aČ Free.
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 03:14 PM

What a great amount of information! :thumbsup:
Thank you quietman7 & acklan. This such an awesome forum!
I pretty well practice most of the items mentioned,but will now add Spywareblaster & Spywareguard.
Think I'm ready to go ahead with this task now,armed with all this new info!
Happy & safe computing to you both :flowers:
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 03:17 PM

Believe me. The more you need the better it will get.
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