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Programs & applications are not opening.

It's since I've installed norton anti virus 2008 that I'm suffering the problem. It was allright for some hours after installation. But from the morning whenever I'm trying to open any apllication every 2nd apllication is not responding, only after restarting the system it's opening but as soon as I jump to open another program or even a single folder the same problem is occuring again. Only if I'm working on internet there is no such problem except the speed of internet. At first I thought the problem is due to norton but now as I've no alternative I need your help.

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May be it will the issue with the conflict of windows updates with the norton.. so whats my suggeation is just go ahead and install the latest version of norton antivirus2009,first you have to uninstall the 2008 version from the add/remove programs and install the 2009 version
www.norton.com/nav09 is the link surely it will fix and you have to activate the 2009 product using the 2008 key

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I have Problem with my comuter and my computer is very slow. And one more my computer have alot of Virus. How should I do if I want to my computer is better than?


Run the Norton Removal Tool to remove your Norton Anti Virus:

Norton Removal Tool

And then install Norton Anti Virus 2011 and activate it with your 2008 Product Key:

Norton Anti Virus 2011

When you say you have problems with a lot of Virus then install in safe mode and do there a full scan.

Sep 07, 2010 | Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2008: Windows

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How Norton Antivirus Works


Norton has traditional virus detection method like Signature base and Heuristics base detection, with anti-virus, anti-rootkit, anti-malware, anti-spyware etc. Symantec upgrade and releases new and more improved features with its every release. Signature based detection includes searching for knowing structure within executable code, however your computer can be infected with most new virus which signature is not known. In that case heuristics method can be use it can identify new viruses by variation of such code, in files. Malwares are very difficult to detect even for the most new anti-virus software. If you are using Norton Antivirus, you should update its data-base and virus definition every day, so that when you scan your computer, it can detect all possible threats. Some new features like SONAR, it examines the behaviour of applications to decide whether they are malicious. Various things are checked such as if the program create a desktop shortcut or create add/remove programs entry before determining the program is malicious.

Norton insight is a program that comes with the Norton 360. It improves the speed and quality of computer scan. It identifies well known files of client machine and excludes them from constant monitoring and scanning. It only scans unknown and unsecured files. Skipping the already known files helps the scan more impact.

Norton 360 introduced a very effective tool - Norton Power Eraser, it removes threats which standard anti-virus may miss. It cleans up system where malware prevents anti-virus installation. Apart from these, the key technologies of Norton anti-virus software are anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, and pulse-update - provides up-to-the-minute updates that protect against the latest threats without slowing down your computer, firewall software - that can use for mapping and monitoring network.

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How do I reinstall norton anti virus on new pc


If you have the original installation disc then you should do the following:

Go to 'Control Panel' (Start> ControlPanel) and then 'Add or Remove Programs'.

When the list of programs is displayed select Norton Anti Virus and remove it.

Now insert you disc and re-install the software.

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I need to reinstall norton anti virus 2009. I have a subscription until Oct 2010


What anti-virus were you using? Or have you just deleted the software ? You should always do a clean install of all software and make sure you have no anti-virus on the system before you install norton.
1.go to start
2.control panel
3.add and remove programs
4. make sure all anti-virus programs are un-installed
5. if norton is by chance on the system you will need to go to their site and dowload the norton removal tool so you don't have any conflicks.
6.If you have a disk , insert it now and follow the prompts
7. if you purchased this online then you will need your e-mail address and password ( if you've forgotten they will e-mail it to you ) and install fron the online site .

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I cant uninstall norton antivirus 2008


Norton Anti-Virus 2008 was made to not be uninstalled. It had integrated itself into your system files preventing Windows Installer from removing the anti-virus machine. Symantec has made this tool available to remove the product. However believe me when I say traces of Norton will remain until the hard-drive is reformatted.

http://service1.symantec.com/Support/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039

Once you remove Norton, I highly recommend you stop using Symantec products and check out ESET's product line of Anti-Virus and online-security tools.

http://www.eset.com

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IBM thinkpad G41 won't run any programs


remove the norton anti-virus and reboot the pc and install the anti-malwarebytes and scan....it will detect more virus..if it detects malware,remove some trojan viruses and restart,your system will run smoothly and install new anti-virus named kaspersky 2009...

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New purchased nortan 360 not install (old version march 2008)


It seems that you have an old version of Norton installed in your system. If so, uninstall it properly (tough job since plain uninstalling does not remove all traces of this program). You might check out the free `norton uninstaller' tools available at the link provided below.

http://service1.symantec.com/Support/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039

By the way, have you purchased a multiple license Norton product? If not, I'd not recommend installing it in more than 1 PC.

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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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Norton 360 has the entire norton protection suite built into it. On top of the firewall, phishing protection, and e-mail protection it also has norton antivirus built right into it. So yes, you have to uninstall antivirus to install 360, but 360 just installs antivirus again. If you ever decide to go back to using just antivirus you can simply redownload it off their web site. Peter

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