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What's wrong with my hard drive?


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#61
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Whew what a crazy night out with the pals

Just checking up to make sure everything is in order.
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Back already? :whistling:

Would be boring if everything went smoothly, right?

I am having some issues with reinstalling Norton Security... when I run the Live Update, it keeps telling me that I have a pre-released or beta version installed, although it doesn't say so on my Norton CD.
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It seems that when you had norton installed on the old installation.. it does not recognize the new one. You should call Symantec as I hate Norton products. I use NOD32 or AVG Free. They are great products
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Yeah, I've been in contact with Symantec already and I also emailed DELL and asked if they can send me a reinstallation CD of Norton [maybe I'll get the official release then - although I kind of doubt that I have a beta version right now].

What's NOD32 and AVG?
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well Norton is a resource hog.. if you removed it if you wanted your pc would be much more faster. NOD32 is expensive, but it is powerful and it gets the job done. AVG is just below its class and its free! I use AVG Free on my friends computers for them. It runs really well for them.
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Mh. I kind of liked Norton so far and I haven't had any problems with it, until now... where can I find AVG? Is this AntiVirGuard?

This is actually running on my Desktop PC here :whistling:

Edited by sannie, 09 February 2007 - 10:14 PM.

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Hmm, maybe I am not sure.

Here is the site

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1
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Before we jump to a conclusion, try to fully remove norton and reinstall it.

http://service1.syma...005033108162039
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I tried to remove and reinstall... I get the same problem again.

Yeah, AVG seems to be something different. Nevermind.
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Before we jump to a conclusion, try to fully remove norton and reinstall it.

http://service1.syma...005033108162039


heh, easier said than done nowadays. Sannie, you may notice a slight increase in performance after you uninstall norton... I know I did the last time I had it installed (4 years ago). Also, another good free antivirus in my opinion is Avast. I've used Avast since I got rid of Norton and well I've only had to reformat 1 or 2 times because of a bad infection (none in the past two years unless you count when my hdd had to be ghosted because the old one kinda went cllliickkity click click [signaling a head crash, aka the writing 'head' smashing into the disc and messing up the data]). Norton was better before they were bought out by Symantec, who in my honest opinion is the Standard Oil Company of Internet Security.
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@ swordofdestiny... thanks. i might consider something else then if Symantec doesn't come up with any solution.
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While dealing with the Norton stuff, I have these folders named with a long combination of numbers and letters with a text document appearing in my C: drive. What are they and do I need them?
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Mind posting a screenshot?

I need to head to bed. I am not feeling well.
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I am sorry :whistling: Get some rest.

Don't worry about it.

I can't take a screen shot because I am on the Desktop...

But they're looking like one folder called something like " 20958ld2w74" and then there is a msxl4... text file in each folder. it seems to be something to do with the Liveupdate
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well delete norton.. its junk anyway

Go ahead and delete those folders. It looks to be taking up space and they do not seem important so go ahead and delete them.
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