Norton 360 and Webroot Spy Sweeper

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by PA, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. PA

    PA Guest

    I have Norton Antivirus 2006 and Webroot Spy Sweeper. They will both expire
    in the next few days. I was thinking of aquiring Norton 360. Do I still
    need to buy Spy Sweeper or a similar anti-spyware software?

    Thanks for your advise!
     
    PA, Oct 13, 2007
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  2. PA

    PA Bear Guest

    Your choice but I'd recommend installing a reliable anti-spyware application
    that includes real-time protection, whether or not you install another
    Norton application (e.g., N360; NAV) or any other anti-virus application.

    Personally, I'd recommend steering clear of all Norton and McAfee
    applications.

    PS: Nice username.
     
    PA Bear, Oct 13, 2007
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    Kayman Guest

    A number of experts agree that the retail AV version of McAfee, Norton and
    Trend Micro has become cumbersome and bloated for the average user and can
    play havoc with your pc. Once expired uninstall Norton using its own
    uninstall tool:
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039
    As suggested on the site, you may wish to print out the directions before
    proceeding.

    While Norton's removal tool usually gets the job done, you may also want
    to go to:
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html
    and download a copy of winsockxpfix just in case. Rarely, the removal of
    NIS breakes the networking components in XP to the point where internet
    access is impossible. This little utility will fix it back up.

    If the Norton removal tool doesn't work satisfactory use this:
    Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Remove unwanted programs and traces easily
    http://www.revouninstaller.com/
    and/or
    RegSeeker
    http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm
    RegSeeker will remove all associated detritus (registry keys,files and
    folders) from any application. I found this application user friendly and
    very effective but suggest *not* to use the 'Clean the Registry' option.
    Click onto 'Find in registry' and in the 'Search for' box type *Norton*;
    The pertinent registry keys can then be safely deleted (just in case,
    ensure that the 'Backup before deletion' box is checked). Repeat the task
    by typing in the Search for' box *Symantec*. You can then go on search and
    remove associated files as well.
    Then use NTREGOPT to compact the registry; Follow instructions.
    http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt

    Then consider this:

     
    Kayman, Oct 13, 2007
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  4. PA

    BoaterDave Guest

    You have referred the OP to a facility at Hoverdesk (
    http://www.hoverdesk.net/index.htm ) but I note that the website hasn't been
    updated since 2003 (see bottom of the web page).

    Are you able to confirm that the RegSeeker programme is still safe to use?
    TIA

    Dave

     
    BoaterDave, Oct 13, 2007
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  5. PA

    ---Fitz--- Guest


    I'd agree with PA Bear and Kayman. There are a number of free programs out
    that will do what you want. Most important would be to practice safe "hex".
    That said, a router and firewall go a long way to helping you stay safe.
     
    ---Fitz---, Oct 13, 2007
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  6. PA

    PA Guest

    Thank you all for your advice. It is much appreciated.
     
    PA, Oct 13, 2007
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