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My norton antivirus provided by yahoo.com is shutting down whenever i try to preform a scan

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You might have download the fake norton antivirus, some can be viruses. People on the internet do that to infect computer so it might be a virus u download and not the official norton antivirus.

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What the disadvantages of norton antivirus and what are the performance norton antivirus


Norton may slow down the performance of your computer,and it is a paid software what i think is instead of going with this you can download any of these free software (avg,avast or avaira) they all are free for one year and do the same thing what norton does without slowing down your computer.

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I have a virus thats taken over my computer and want to do a complete system restore. I have the discs. I press f11 and it gives me 2 options 1. to restore windows xp and 2 to do a complete restore when i...


You might like to try a WEB based virus scan before you try a complete restore. :-

Trend Micro HouseCall
Many computer users rely on Trend Micro for their antivirus needs but when you’ve got a virus, sometimes your installed version won’t boot up, so the company’s got a free online scan that can be used by anyone in this situation, not just Trend Micro users. It’s called HouseCall and it’s a free virus scan that you can get right now... just go to http://housecall.trendmicro.com. When you get there, click on Launch HouseCall 6.5 (you have to have Java or ActiveX controls enabled)

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I have just installed Symantec AntiVirus and installed the updates ok, but when i come to scan the scan engine returned error 0x20000003 comes up any solutions Charmaine


Hello,

Rhis error due to there is a resident virus or your system infexted by virus already. for the main time try to install other antivirus. you can get it here for free: http://free.avg.com/download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition

And then scan your system. You can remove the sysmantec if you like AVG or you can reinstall the symantec if there is no error in your system. remove either of the two antivirus to avoid conflict in the system.

may this help,

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Toshiba Equium A210 Laptop and the screen keeps on going blank


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Computer runs for awhile then shuts down could it be the fan inside the computer


Possibly it may be due to virus that is infected to your system.
try installing new antivirus (Avast,Norton) and scan your system.

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I think my norton is downloaded wrong. I have a virus and cannot run norton


Hi mollducks, first things first. If you are using any version of XP turn on windows firewall. Click the start button & open control panel. Open windows firewall & click it to on if it is not on.
Try downloading AVG antivirus software for free at this link:
http://free.avg.com/ww.download?prd=afe Than run it. Full system scan.
After you run AVG on you're system use Norton’s remove utility to uninstall any left over files from Norton.
AVG should have caught any virus.
http://service1.symantec.com/Support/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039
If you bought Norton antivirus software for download, go to this Norton site & click support:
http://www.symantec.com/norton/support/index.jsp
If it was the free download, try again to download it.
Norton should do a quick scan during installation.
You might want to keep AVG. Norton should still install with AVG already installed. You can remove AVG at any time.
Lastly, once you feel there are no virus's in you're system shut down the PC. Unplug the power cord from the PC. Open the case & gently remove you're memory DIMM's. Wait 1 minute & re-install them. Make sure they are correctly connected. Double check all data & power cables are securly connected & close the PC & plug the power cord back in. (By doing this you remove any virus that may be hiding with in you're memory).

Good luck mollducks!
Feel free to ask if there is still an issue with norton after running the above sugestions.

Mike

Jul 31, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Try holding down F8 when restarting pc. Choose safe mode and run your AntiVirus again. Make sure to empty any quarentine items.
Sometimes this finds a few more. Make sure to turn off system restore before scan and turn back on after.
If this doesn't work you may need to do a format and reinstall your operating system. There are also Hard drive viruses too. If you remember the name(s) look them up on internet for severity level.


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I've already purchased Norton antivirus 2008 with antispyware and loaded but my screen still blue and shows Warning spyware detected in computer & to install antivirus or spyware wich i did.


That blue screen sounds like a trick to me. Many viruses and spywares or the websites that distribute them make beleive that they are causing viruses then provide links to fake antivirus and spyware removal programs that actually make your system worst.

Use the Norton to purchased to do a full deep scan of your system. I also like to supplement my Norton by running the free scan at housecall.trendmicro.com when I suspect there might be a problem on my machine that Norton can't fix.

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After installing norton 360 all my usb ports have stopped working.Had cpu for years, never had a problem.I cant use my mouse..Help!


I suggest you uninstall Norton - it's nothing but trouble. Whenever I get a machine to service, the first thing I do is dump Norton if it''s in there. The best antivirus is AVG and it's free! You can go to www.free.grisoft.com and download it.

Is your mouse USB? If so, try a PS/2 one instead (at least till you get rid of Norton). You'll have to attach it before you start the computer.


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