Do not want to renew norton

  collinsc 14:13 02 Sep 2007

my norton is expiring soon- i keep getting a message saying "do you want to renew- 15 days".
when it gets to 0 days- what do i do- just uninstall norton?

does anyone know any good free antivirus?


  rawprawn 14:15 02 Sep 2007

click here
Just uninstall Norton

  Sparkly 14:17 02 Sep 2007

Hi collinsc if you are not renewing norton you will have to remove it from your system ,any other antivirus software that you install will conflict with it best to remove it properly with the removel tool.
click here

  collinsc 14:19 02 Sep 2007

thanks guys

  birdface 15:07 02 Sep 2007

Try AVG Anti-Virus I think that must be about the most popular free here

  muddypaws 19:04 02 Sep 2007

I have just got rid of Norton as it was due for renewal.
Used the Symantec removal tool without any problem.
Now using AVG free and am trying the PCTools Firewall Plus. Both seem OK. The PcTools for a while flagged up a lot of warnings re so and so attemting to connect to the internet, but as you gradually allow all the regulars the warnings reduce.
Also use SpySweeper.
One immediate affect is that boot up time is down from nearly four minutes to under two and the PC is much faster.
I was hesitant, but--go for it.

  muddypaws 19:05 02 Sep 2007

Removal tool here

  smy13 19:15 02 Sep 2007

Just unistalled Norton because of the the amount of resources it was consuming, and installed AVG and COMODO firewall both very good and seem to have a far smaller footprint than norton. COMODO also do a free antispyware app. don't know if anyone's tried it?

  skidzy 19:59 02 Sep 2007

Some advice and could be exactly what your looking for once Norton is here

  collinsc 19:29 15 Sep 2007

so just use the removal tool..
and then dload a free firewall AND a free antivirus yes?

that simple? any settings i have to insert?

  gnvqsos 21:03 15 Sep 2007

I think I shall pack up with Norton given the choice of alternatives
Thanks for good advice

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