should i be concerned

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  1. Ambilkate

    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    Computer techi help please Just put computer on clicked on internet, clicked my fun icon to go on fun and norton downloaded somthing. Not had this type of thing happen before so i clicked norton and a page came up stating price gong was safe and that norton had downloaded it as a safe site. I WAS not happy with this i did not ask for this site dont now what norton down loaded it for. Have tried to delete it but it wont let me, has anyone else had this and should i be concerned. Does anyone know how to delet it please

    regards Kate
     
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    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    Thanks Bungy, Bill is going to check the link you sent me. I worry a lot about virisis ect dont want to be without me computer and me daily motorhomefun dosage:Wink:
     
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    Get a Mac
     
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    Go into settings, delete Norton. Then load Microsoft Security Essentials and all will be OK.
     
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    I will second this. Great advice Brian.

    I think a few of us more experienced computer types ought to put our heads together to either do a live tutorial at one of the meets or put together some tutorials on stuff such as AdBlock Plus, host files etc etc.
     
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    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    Thanks Gromett, I would love the live tuturial's at meets ect. I think that would be usefull to a good number of funsters:thumb:
     
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    I've never come across a program more hated by IT professionals than Norton. We are talking something like 15 years of hatred here.

    But they continue. What is to be learned from this ????? Maybe big seller discounts rule ????

    I used AVG FREE for many years but it got bloated and slowed things down then on FUN Microsoft was suggested and it seems to work. It does seem to take a good minute of computer time when we start windows but after that no problems.

    I can't comprehend how much ££££££ is paid out in anti virus when all that is needed is FREE.
     
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    I have been using it since it came out.. I was fed up of Symantec and Norton and all the others getting bloated and stopping me working just when I need it. It is the first bit of Microsoft software I have ever recommended (and probably the last)

    Fortunately I am on Linux 100% now so no such issues any more :thumb:
     
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    my last PC came with Norton (on disc not pre-installed)

    told 'em (PCWorld) to stick it where the sun dont shine, free/included or not.

    last time i had Norton it used a massive chunk or available resources and slowed the pc down to a crawl.
     
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    Couldn't agree more,Microsoft Security Essentials is good, no problems with it at all.:thumb:
     
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    I have deleted Norton from every computer I get the chance to...

    I use Avast, never had a problem,and its free...:thumb:
     
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    It makes you think twice to take the plunge and delete Norton particularly if you've paid for it but I got rid of it a couple of years ago when it was dearer to renew 360 than buy the new version. MS Security Essentials, Malware Bytes and Adblock Plus does it for me and all free. :Smile:
     
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    Why, Its not raining is it.:thumb:
    [Sorry about that] PK
     
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    Big +1 for AVG Free and AdBlock Plus.
    Also recommended is CCleaner (free) for ensuring that all is clean and healthy. It will also remove any bits of Norton left behind from an uninstall, in fact any leftovers from uninstalls. When you use, just make sure it does not remove cookies, unless you like remembering all your login details........:Wink:
     
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