window 7 firewall problems

  tony60 16:46 30 Jan 2011

just got a new pc with windows7 ,and downloaded the free AVG,the pc came with norton stuff which i uninstalled, but i have turned of the firewall, which says in the window,THESE SETTINGS ARE BEING MANAGED BY VENDOR APPLICATION NORTON FIREWALL PROVIDOR,can you help please

  iscanut 17:38 30 Jan 2011

Try this to remove all traces of Norton click here

  Bris 17:39 30 Jan 2011

If you have used Windows uninstaller only then bits of Norton will remain so you have to go to the Symantec site and download and run the Norton uninstaller which will remove the rest. The reason for this is to make it impossible for malware to remove Norton.

  tony60 20:57 30 Jan 2011

in the meantime can i download aother free fire wall

  tony60 20:58 30 Jan 2011

as i done have one now

  tony60 21:01 30 Jan 2011

as i don,t have one now

  birdface 01:05 31 Jan 2011

Why not just use the Norton removal tool and then you can use Windows Firewall again.
If Norton is running it will not let you download another Firewall.

  iscanut 09:36 31 Jan 2011

I assume you have successfully removed Norton ?

  tony60 15:44 31 Jan 2011

just removed norton,thanks ,and my firewall is now back.i have AVG and a firewall. do i need anything else?this as been a real positive experiance, thanks everybody, tony

  Bris 16:17 31 Jan 2011

A couple of useful additions are Ad-Aware and Spybot Search & Destroy and if you dont already have it AVG Link Scanner, they are all free!

  tony60 17:13 31 Jan 2011

i will do that , thanks all , tony

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