Getting rid of Norton

#1
How do folks,
Right my Norton Internet security is about to expire.
So what would you folks recommend to put in its place? I have heard that there are many good things out there and am keen never to use the virus that is Norton ever ever again.
So what is out there in the world of FREE goodies to make my PC safe and Norton free.
Cheers for any help :D
 
#2
The laws of commerce dictate that you get nothing for free. If you pay the relatively small amount for a proper anti-virus subscription you will start to wonder why you've been putting up with cr4p performance for years.

Norton isn't very good even if you pay for it in my experience. McAfee found loads of viruses on a PC I have that Norton said was clear.

I can recommend a McAfee subscription.
 
#4
EX_STAB said:
The laws of commerce dictate that you get nothing for free. If you pay the relatively small amount for a proper anti-virus subscription you will start to wonder why you've been putting up with cr4p performance for years.

Norton isn't very good even if you pay for it in my experience. McAfee found loads of viruses on a PC I have that Norton said was clear.

I can recommend a McAfee subscription.
Nothing for free eh? You're talking bollox. Your McAfee subscription can be got for nada! See my link above.
 
#9
Cheers folks.
I am a computer biff I know, but will these things do everything that norton does? Will I need anything other than these to keep my PC healthy. If I have to buy something so be it but I just wanted to make sure. Cheers
 
#12
Just downloaded the McAfee programme.

It is now saying that I have a problem because my firewall is set to open.

How the fek to I change that?? It doesnt seem to have a otions button to change the strength of it. I'm using the boggo windows one for now.... Grrrr.
 
#13
I had this problem too

Go to the McAfee main site

Go to the help message board - it tells you about successful fixes for common problems

Download the applet which removes Norton completely - it is usually a link that you click on and it runs automatically - don't be scared by the lines of script that appear

Et voila

Conversely - go to the Norton main site and go through the same procedure

(You can also do this to remove previous bits of McAfee that lurk around destroying your updates)
 
#16
Step 1: Shut down computer
Step 2: Remove computer from current location to an open area.
Step 3: Burn the bloody thing, then explode the ashes, then pour ashes into vat of hydrochloric acid, place vat into traget zone for an tank firing rang..
Step 4: Change Address, location, phone number, email, name, gender.

This is not a 100% solution as no doubt you will turn on your new computer at some point and there will be a email telling you they had noticed that your subscription was due so they have installed the Norton softwear to your new machine and you now owe them money.....
 
#18
nurse_ratched said:
I had this problem too

Go to the McAfee main site

Go to the help message board - it tells you about successful fixes for common problems

Download the applet which removes Norton completely - it is usually a link that you click on and it runs automatically - don't be scared by the lines of script that appear

Et voila

Conversely - go to the Norton main site and go through the same procedure

(You can also do this to remove previous bits of McAfee that lurk around destroying your updates)

Do you have a link to this, as i am looking at the McAfee forums and I cant find one like your talking about.
 

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