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CReating a Restore Point in W8 and remove some of the crap that was pre loaded


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#1 ImmaNoob

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:12 AM

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I purchased a new laptop as a bridge until I can get a new desk top. It has W8 and came pre loaded with NIS, which I hate. I'm sure it also came with other un-necessary stuff that I would like to remove. But before doing so I would like to create a restore point so in case I decide to get a different laptop within the next 2 weeks I can give it back the way I bought it.

 

 

 



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

Most laptops come with a recovery partition that you can use to return the pc to factory specs. This is your best option if you do decide to return it as evidence of your use and even some personal information can be left behind by simply doing a system restore as opposed to a factory restore which will wipe the drive and make everything as it was when you bought it. Check your manual for info on the factory restore.

 

As far as removing NIS, remove it as you would any program through Control Panel>Programs>Programs and Features (if thats hasn't changed from Win 7, no Win 8 here but you'll find it). Once that is done you can then download run the Norton Removal tool from the URL below to clean up any leftovers.

 

 

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20080828154508EN_EndUserProfile_en_us


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:42 AM

will try that in a few. BTW does Malwarebytes, WinPatrol and Microsoft Security Essentials work on here too? Or should I get Different programs for W8?



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:11 AM

Most likely they do, you can check on the download pages to be sure.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:19 AM

will try that in a few. BTW does Malwarebytes, WinPatrol and Microsoft Security Essentials work on here too? Or should I get Different programs for W8?

 

Malwarebytes and WinPatrol both support Windows 8. As for MSE see here:

 

 

Windows 8 comes with an improved Windows Defender, it offers the same real-time anti-virus/anti-malware protection as Microsoft Security Essentials. Windows Defender also shares the same malware signature definitions as Microsoft Security Essentials, and Forefront Endpoint Protection. Technically, Microsoft Security Essentials has not been renamed Windows Defender, or combined with it in Windows 8, but it sure feels and looks that way.

 

Hope this helps (MSE does not work on Windows 8 computers, but for all purposes sake Windows Defender is MSE)

 

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:55 PM

will try that in a few. BTW does Malwarebytes, WinPatrol and Microsoft Security Essentials work on here too? Or should I get Different programs for W8?

Yep, Windows 8 already incorporates AV and Antimalware protection as Windows Defender. Unfortunately, it isn't any more effective in Windows 8 than other versions of Windows where it goes by the name of Microsoft Security Essentials. At best, it's a B- to B product. MBAM runs just fine in Win8, and it will co-exist just fine with Defender. Hopefully, you've coughed up the cash for MBAM Pro; it's one of the smartest security decisions you can make. I can't comment on WinPatrol, since I've never used it, or had to support it on a client's computer.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 10:35 PM

 

will try that in a few. BTW does Malwarebytes, WinPatrol and Microsoft Security Essentials work on here too? Or should I get Different programs for W8?

Yep, Windows 8 already incorporates AV and Antimalware protection as Windows Defender. Unfortunately, it isn't any more effective in Windows 8 than other versions of Windows where it goes by the name of Microsoft Security Essentials. At best, it's a B- to B product. MBAM runs just fine in Win8, and it will co-exist just fine with Defender. Hopefully, you've coughed up the cash for MBAM Pro; it's one of the smartest security decisions you can make. I can't comment on WinPatrol, since I've never used it, or had to support it on a client's computer.

 

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