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Network Access After Norton Anti-Virus Install

Sometimes you can't access a WinXP computer after installing Norton Anti-Virus.
There might be a variety of errors at the other computer depending on the operating system.
On the XP computer, in the Event Viewer / System log, there will be the following error:
The server's configuration parameter "irpstacksize" is too small for the server to use a local device.

  1. Start Regedit
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters
  3. Edit the IRPStackSize
  4. Give it a value of 15
  5. Reboot the computer

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How do I find a safe free anti virus download? is "AVG Free Safe" ?


Type "best free anti-virus of 2014" into your search engine. You will be presented with a variety of choices and lists by those who have reviewed the available free anti-viruses and how they are rated. Good websites to look for include 'bleeping computer', 'pc magazine' and 'cnet'. All of these will have what you are looking for. If you would like a personal recommendation, I would suggest you download 'bitdefender' or 'panda'. Avg Free Safe is a suitable anti-virus but be sure to download it from AVG itself and not through any third party. Also, there is a website named 'mostiwant' and they have recommended free computer security downloads with direct download links. Try there first and look for the free 6 month trial of Norton and install that as Norton is in the top 3 best anti-virus category. That's the one I use.

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i am unable to install symantec anti virus


1. Remove all the anti virus programes that are installed on to your computer by going to
control panel/ Program & features
2. High light the anti virus programes which are in the list and remove them
3. If there is previous version of norton installed then use the below link to uninstal it
http://norton-removal-tool.brothersoft.com/norton-removal-tool2008.0.1.19

4. Restart the computer and then try to install it should take care of the problem, If the problem persist please do reply along with the exact error you are getting while tryin to install norton & the version of your norton & the operating system you are working on

Jan 03, 2011 | Symantec Computers & Internet

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Norton 360


i understand u r problem..

norton anti-virus is one of the most powerful anti-virus..
it takes lot of memory...
after installing norton u r system may be slow.. but it depends on u r system configaration.

if u r system already contains virus before installing norton .
then what you have to do is right click on my computer icon and start scaning with norton . then i maximum try to clean the virus .

if it does not did so then i will tell u another solution..

Jul 29, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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please completley remove the norton security from my computer...trying to run something comcst says you need to do something to rmove it...please do asap ...thank you


Go into Control Panel, then Add/Remove Programs. Wait for the list of all programs to load up.

Go down through the list and look for Norton Internet Security. Remove it. It will take a very long time, sometimes 1/2 hour or more depending on speed of computer. Reboot the computer after it has been removed, especially if/when it asks you to reboot after the process.

After rebooting, go back into Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Look for Symantec or Norton's Live Update, remove that as well. Also remove any other Symantec/Norton Anti-Virus or Internet Security programs as well. Then reboot the computer again.

Your computer should be much, much faster now. So now you need a new Anti-Virus program...

I've found in my experience that Norton and McAfee do more damage to some computers than good, besides the fact that they are severely over-priced. I would NEVER install either Norton (Symantec) or McAfee on anyone's computer. Matter of fact, I just had to remove Norton 2008 from a lady's computer today, an old Dell 2400 because her system was too old and slow to run new Norton.

My suggestions for much better anti-virus would be...

- Kaspersky Anti-Virus (search for it on Google, etc)

- Trend Micro PC-Cillin Anti-Virus (search for it on Google, etc)

- AVG Free Anti-Virus at http://free.grisoft.com, they also have more elaborate versions with more protection for a cost.

I personally use AVG on my computers, and my family does as well. It's very effective and gets out viruses that even Norton cannot remove.

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