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Norton Not Allowed Because of McAfee


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kjmom57

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:) I give up! I am running Windows XP; when I got it almost 2 years ago it came with McAfee Security Center; since then, we have gotten Verizon DSl which provided us with free Norton Online Security. Since the McAfee was getting expensive and this was free, I got rid of McAfee and downloaded the Norton. All was fine. Then Verizon/Yahoo has me download an "update" about 6 months ago and now my Norton Anti-Virus, Anti-Spy, etc. now says it's not installed. When I get online to re download it - it says I can't until I get rid of McAfee. I can't find and McAfee files on my computer except for in the logs, etc. No program files. Am I now stuck with no protection at all or does someone know how to fix this? Thanks.
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This is just a personal opinion but I'd vouch for reinstalling McAfee or one of the free Anti-Virus systems (which are linked all over this site, such as AVG). Norton in tests missed more things than even some of the free anti-virus programs and I would never recommend Norton to anyone (missed virus, system hog, etc.).

As for finding/deleting files, this is a pretty simple step, but have you checked the Add/Remove Programs list to see if anything McAfee related is on the list?
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I did some research on the freebies and thought the same thing; it sure would be easier!!!

And yes, I removed all McAfee a long time ago; I even ran a search for all hidden files, etc. and removed them as well.

I think I will follow your advice about installing an alternate program. Thanks alot.
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Hi, since you mentioned that you have no antivirus in your computer, I would recommend you to install ONE of these free and excellent antivirus below.. Please install ONLY ONE of your preference..

Edited by fenzodahl512, 10 March 2008 - 12:07 PM.

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