Can I download AVG before uninstalling Norton?

  SAL50 12:30 03 Apr 2005

Is it wise to download the new antivirus software before uninstalling Norton or could it mess the system up? Trying to think about continuous protection.

  jimv7 12:34 03 Apr 2005

Yes you can download it, but uninstall norton before installing avg, and after installation, keep checking for updates untill told there are none.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:10 03 Apr 2005

1. download AVG or Avast

2. disconnect from the net

3. uninstall norton

4 install your new AV

5. reconnect to the net and get the latest updates for your AV.

6. run a complete scan

  mbp 15:20 03 Apr 2005

Fruitbat's directions perfect. But the complete Remove of Norton's (to prevent possible corruption) is another matter.

Go to the Norton site and there should be instructions on how to Remove your program. Folow all instructions. Then check if you have any Norton threads in your Registry. There will be plenty. Remove that.(Request advice of others if you are concerned about this point.) Then install AVG or Avast. The latest AVG is not that straightforward to install, Avast, which is just as effective is a breeze.

  g0slp 16:11 03 Apr 2005

For future reference.

Thanks, folks.

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