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Offline Lisandro

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Re: Switching AVs
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2006, 09:19:57 PM »
Basically, anything that has "Norton" or "Symantec" in the name (Files and such) I should delete from my computer?
Better if you 'move' the files to another folder (new one created by you) than to delete them...
Remember, they're not infected, just can conflict... if you delete wrong files is worse.
But, before doing that, follow Add/Remove programs and the other steps, they should be enough  8)
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Re: Switching AVs
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2006, 09:32:44 PM »
Ok, I did that.
I used the "Search" function, and it brought up a few things...

Link.symantec.url
Link.symantecstore.url
PNG files
Some Text Documents, and a Symantec Security check.

So i'd just move these to a New Made folder, then delete?

(Terribly sorry for being newbish, just don't want anything to happen)

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Re: Switching AVs
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2006, 09:37:16 PM »
Link.symantec.url
Link.symantecstore.url
PNG files
Some Text Documents
Safe to delete immediatly...

Symantec Security check.
What is this? A file? Just move these to a New Made folder, then delete...
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Re: Switching AVs
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2006, 09:40:19 PM »
The "Symantec Security Check" Is in;

Start>All Programs> PC Security and Backup, and it's in there.

Again, thank you so much for the help!

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Re: Switching AVs
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2006, 09:53:21 PM »
The "Symantec Security Check" Is in;
Start>All Programs> PC Security and Backup, and it's in there.
Delete, just that, it's safe  8)
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Re: Switching AVs
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2006, 09:55:44 PM »
Ok, one more question and then i'm off to install Avast!

Deleting these puts it in my Recycle, I empty that right?

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Re: Switching AVs
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2006, 10:00:26 PM »
Ok, one more question and then i'm off to install Avast!
Deleting these puts it in my Recycle, I empty that right?
Let them in the Recycle bin for a while...
Let's see if avast works  8)
We'll be here to help you install if you need help  8)
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Re: Switching AVs
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2006, 10:02:31 PM »
Alright, off I go!

Thanks again for all the help.

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Re: Switching AVs
« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2006, 10:44:43 PM »
I am now a member of Avast!

Everything seems to be working fine, no problems yet.
Is it safe the remove the 3 files that were used to clean Norton up? Or is it recommended to just leave it?

Again, thank you to all who helped me with this problem. I'm glad to now be a member of Avast! and hope to stay.

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Re: Switching AVs
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2006, 10:47:28 PM »
I am now a member of Avast!
Welcome onboard :)
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Re: Switching AVs
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2006, 10:51:24 PM »
Everything seems to be working fine, no problems yet.
Is it safe the remove the 3 files that were used to clean Norton up? Or is it recommended to just leave it?
There is no rush to delete they aren't taking up much space, I would wait to ensure things are stable a week or two.
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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2006, 03:10:14 AM »
 :)  Hi Fluff :

      You need more than Avast to protect your computer ;
       for GOOD & FREE programs to better protect it, see :

      http://members.accessbee.com/mitch/NewbieOldieUpdated.html

  Edit : left out one of the "c"s in "access"; now correct .
« Last Edit: August 26, 2006, 07:51:58 AM by Spiritsongs »

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Re: Switching AVs
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2006, 04:08:28 AM »
Is it safe the remove the 3 files that were used to clean Norton up? Or is it recommended to just leave it?
Do what you want  ;D
I suggest waiting some days, make sure avast is working, then you can delete them... you will avoid having to download them again, although this will be highly unprobable...
Welcome aboard  8)
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Re: computer protection
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2006, 04:09:28 AM »
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Re: Switching AVs
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2006, 04:56:30 AM »
Interesting that Dr Web link checker (Firefox extension) won't completely check the link. McAfee Site Advisor gives the site less than a green rating.

Jerry