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maradei

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Hi,
I couldnt solve the last dvd/cdr issue and went ahead and did a full recovery.I was wondering if you could suggest what I should use as Virus and spywhere protection. A Free recomondation and one I might buy.I have F-pot(?) at work and I can install that Can I just uninstall the Norton in the add/remove area? Any suggestions would be great :whistling:
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For the anti virus, AVG Free is good

http://www.filehippo...ware/antivirus/

For a firewall, Comodo is good

http://www.filehippo...ware/firewalls/

The usuals for anti spyware are:

adaware se
spybot search and destroy
spywareblaster
windows defender

You can run all those with XP

http://www.filehippo...re/antispyware/

If you have problems with Norton after using add remove, you can run this using IE

http://service1.syma...n...v=&osv_lvl=
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THANK YOU....I dont know if i need a firewall do I? What does that do?? What kind of problems would I have by uninstalling Norton?Cant I just use the AVG virus and a antispyware?
thanks again.
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Yes, you need a firewall.

Cant I just use the AVG virus and a antispyware?

Yes, but you need a firewall.
Norton has a good firewall, and since it's already installed, if it's working okay for you, I'd leave it alone and let it protect your system.
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http://en.wikipedia....ll_(networking)

The XP SP2 firewall only blocks incoming data, most third party firewalls block incoming and outgoing data

A firewall is essential for a PC which connects to the internet

Norton either goes away cleanly, or it doesn't
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so to install the avg dont i need to uninstall Norton and if i do will the firewall go too?
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Most likely AVG will want Norton anti virus off before it installs

If you have Norton Internet Security you should be able to just install the firewall
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well the norton seems to be loaded with the recovery install so I'm kinda stuck on what to do here.suggestion?
And THANK YOU!
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If Norton is in add and remmove, you can uninstall it, however, if it runs you can leave it

The recovery disc will load whatever is on it, unless there is a custom recovery option, but you do not need to keep all the programmes it installs
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I just clicked the icon and it said I can custom install....
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Exactly what is the name of the Norton (Symantec) product your recovery disk loaded? Knowing what you have will help clear up any confusion. Norton has individual programs, and bundles. Norton is notoriously hard to modify or uninstall- it can be done, but it might be more bother than it is worth to you. If you have the full Norton Internet Security program, it includes anti virus software and a firewall, and if it's working, you may decide just to keep it (after all, it is paid for!) Norton has its drawbacks and detractors, but it is dependable software when used properly.
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Pretty sure that its expired cause I had used it when I orig bought the laptop it antivirus 2004.
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Live Update would tell you, though I expect you will need to renew Norton or find another programme
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