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    not renewing norton.... need help with avg

    the awesome AugQX, LupyLu and Salder21 have directed me towards Avg instead of renewing my norton....

    as u can guess i know JAAAAAAAACK about this sort of thing... salder has directed me to download.com and im about to download it..which one should i go for 1,2 or 3 year package?

    thanks

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    Don't pay for it MB, go to this site - free.avg.com/
    Get it from here for free :-) xx

    Also don`t intall AVG until Norton has been completely removed.

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    cuzzy;3003285

    Also don`t intall AVG until Norton has been completely removed.


    Top advice and we dont just mean use the UNINSTALL NORTON facility. There is more to it than that and any trace opf norton remaining will cause havoc in the long term on your pc.

    Norton should be banned as to me its malware!

    service1.symantec.com/Sup…039

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    omg thank thank u all so much....

    rght first thing will remove norton and i think salder said u go to norton site to download something that totally removes norton....

    then i go to avg linkies above and install this?

    me being a novice just assume that if u pay its a better thing..but u guys are way clued up...

    will give out as much love as i can x

    Norton removal tool.
    service1.symantec.com/SUP…cid
    Select the right tool for your version.

    You can download AVG now if you want, just select "save" instead of run, then when Norton is removed just click on the dowloaded AVG file to install, this will enable you to install without conecting to the internet ( you wont have an antivirus installed)

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    magicbeans;3003320

    omg thank thank u all so much....rght first thing will remove norton and … omg thank thank u all so much....rght first thing will remove norton and i think salder said u go to norton site to download something that totally removes norton.... then i go to avg linkies above and install this?me being a novice just assume that if u pay its a better thing..but u guys are way clued up...will give out as much love as i can x


    generally the paid for stuff is worse than the free stuff :w00t:

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    a free one hun!!!!

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    you will probably need a new firewall as well which is also available on download.com

    zonealarm

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    wow u guys are bl00dy amazing!

    thanksssssss

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    any problems and my msn addy is on profile x

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    personally I would go fo comod firewall over zonealarm any day from long term experience with both. Anyone else agree?

    personalfirewall.comodo.com/

    I'd also go for AVAST anti-virus over AVG as well.

    csiman;3003632

    personally I would go fo comod firewall over zonealarm any day from long … personally I would go fo comod firewall over zonealarm any day from long term experience with both. Anyone else agree?http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/I'd also go for AVAST anti-virus over AVG as well.



    I'd agree with going for Comodo firewall but I'd go with Avira for anti-virus personally

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    Apparantly norton doesnt even protect you against most viruses, i have it and my computer technician said you should also download adaware - its free just type it into google x

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    adaware and spybot run nicely together as antispyware

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    Sadler, son, I am proud of you **tears**

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    lol how u doing dell?

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    salder21;3003887

    lol how u doing dell?



    Sorry for the late reply matey, sitting through training session

    Thanks as I will be needing this in a couple of weeks time when my Norton runs out ... not going to renew either :thumbsup:

    snowtiger;3004699

    Thanks as I will be needing this in a couple of weeks time when my Norton … Thanks as I will be needing this in a couple of weeks time when my Norton runs out ... not going to renew either :thumbsup:



    Glad to hear it, Norton is as bad as they get really, but it happens to be the one that everyone has heard of, so people think it is good, it's also shipped with Pc's from some of the major manufacturers, so people automatically sign up, what they don't realise is they want you to come back with issues, and problems. Just make sure you use the norton removal tool and all will be good.

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    so gonna bookmark this thread! its awesome.


    ok that zone firewall wouldnt install..comodo has....but since trying to... i keep getting a truevector has turned off or stopped running...windows is trying to find a solution....

    tried searching for true vector so i could delete it but i cant find it..... is it a virus.... but then i ran the comodo check?

    pcuser.com.au/pcu…F80

    This might help you some instructions further down the page.

    get nod 32

    magicbeans;3006630

    so gonna bookmark this thread! its awesome.ok that zone firewall wouldnt … so gonna bookmark this thread! its awesome.ok that zone firewall wouldnt install..comodo has....but since trying to... i keep getting a truevector has turned off or stopped running...windows is trying to find a solution....tried searching for true vector so i could delete it but i cant find it..... is it a virus.... but then i ran the comodo check?



    google.co.uk/sea…tor
    A bit of info here on "true vector" it`s not a virus.
    I had nothing but trouble with zone alarm but others seem to use it ok, I eventually uninstalled it.

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    magicbeans;3006630

    so gonna bookmark this thread! its awesome.ok that zone firewall wouldnt … so gonna bookmark this thread! its awesome.ok that zone firewall wouldnt install..comodo has....but since trying to... i keep getting a truevector has turned off or stopped running...windows is trying to find a solution....tried searching for true vector so i could delete it but i cant find it..... is it a virus.... but then i ran the comodo check?


    the true vector p[roblem is related to zonealarm. happened a lot to me hence why I got rid of it and used comodo instead.

    The zonealarm uninstall is a bad as the norton uninstall.

    Basically I would run a SYSTEM RESTORE to before the time when you put zone alarm on your PC then reinstall comodo firewall

    good luck!

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    If that doesnt help then I'm afraid this is what you need to do:-

    To remove ZoneAlarm completely from your computer in case normal uninstall can’t be run or doesn’t run properly, do the following:



    * Right click the ZoneAlarm systray icon and click Restore ZoneAlarm Control Center.

    Go to Overview > Preferences and uncheck Load ZoneAlarm at startup.

    Close Control Center, right click the icon again and then click Shutdown ZoneAlarm.

    Note: If you're unable to carry out this step because the icon is missing, you can skip it and proceed with the next steps, but in this case do them all in safe mode!



    * REBOOT



    * Go to Start > Programs > ZoneLabs and click Uninstall, or uninstall ZA using Control Panel > Software > Add/Remove Programs.

    If a security check appears, click Yes and continue the uninstall procedure.



    * REBOOT



    * Make sure hidden files and folders are shown. To do so open Windows Explorer. Depending on your OS click Tools or View and then Folder Options > View.

    Choose Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Windows 2000/XP/2003 only) and click OK.



    * Next go to Start > Search > Files and Folders. Make sure the location box is set to search your Local Hard Drive (usually C:\ ) or All Local Drives. Also make

    sure the Advanced Search Options are set to search subfolders and hidden files. Now copy the entire line below, paste it into the search box and click Search Now.



    Zonelabs; "zone labs"; "Internet logs"; vsconfig.xml; vsdata.dll; vsdata95.vxd; vsdatant.sys; vsmon.*; vsmonapi.dll; vsnetutils.dll;vspubapi.dll; zaplus.*; zapro.*; zllictbl.dat; zlparser.dll; zonealarm.exe; zoneband.dll; vsutil.dll; zlclient.*





    A list of files and folders belonging to ZoneAlarm will appear in the Search Results pane.

    Note: if you’re using McAfee software be sure to check the vsutil.dll if found: right click the file and choose Properties. Verify it belongs to ZoneLabs.

    If it does not do not remove it. Now proceed by deleting all ZoneLabs files and folders that were found.



    * Empty the Recycle Bin.



    * Now remove all ZoneLabs keys that may be left in the Windows registry. To do this copy the lines below and paste them into Notepad.

    Save the file as zabegone.reg, double click it and allow for the registry changes to be made.





    REGEDIT4



    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ZAMailSafe]



    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Zone Labs]



    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Zone Labs]



    [-HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Zone Labs]





    * REBOOT



    ZoneAlarm will now be completely removed from your computer.

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    or install logmein and allow someone on here to remotely access your computer and do it for you

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    Run this to get rid of Norton.

    Norton removal tool:
    service1.symantec.com/SUP…pen

    If you are going to pay for antivirus, I would suggest forgetting AVG and getting Kaspersky instead:
    kaspersky.com/store (internet security suite if you want a firewall built-in)

    Comodo can cause a conflict with AVG8 and cause A BSOD.

    Hope it helps

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    thanks soupy ..... didnt know free stuff existed... so now ..being a cheapie....gonna go for that... probably will come back complaining later! heh but thanks for norton removal.


    csiman u r super amazing.... did a system estore last night and now going over all the steps again from the beginning....fingers crossed... gonna go for comodo and avast..... just gonna try a different combo this time round! fingers crossed....

    honeslty though guys...all of u... salder, cuzzy, starsparkle,amcol, csiman, strike, lupylu, caraluvskittens, barneydog, tamaraknight.... its so sad i know but i was telling my dad and my hubby and i thought about ur awesomenesss all night! u guys dont have to help but u do..... gotta get round to repping u all but it jus doesnt seem enough..i am truly truly grateful....

    ...and will prob be posting back with more hiccups in a but

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    magicbeans;3011954

    thanks soupy ..... didnt know free stuff existed... so now ..being a … thanks soupy ..... didnt know free stuff existed... so now ..being a cheapie....gonna go for that... probably will come back complaining later! heh but thanks for norton removal.csiman u r super amazing.... did a system estore last night and now going over all the steps again from the beginning....fingers crossed... gonna go for comodo and avast..... just gonna try a different combo this time round! fingers crossed....honeslty though guys...all of u... salder, cuzzy, starsparkle,amcol, csiman, strike, lupylu, caraluvskittens, barneydog, tamaraknight.... its so sad i know but i was telling my dad and my hubby and i thought about ur awesomenesss all night! u guys dont have to help but u do..... gotta get round to repping u all but it jus doesnt seem enough..i am truly truly grateful.......and will prob be posting back with more hiccups in a but


    all night? ;-)

    Anyway, how is comodo and avast working out?

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    hey just checking up to see how you got on? :-D
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