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Computer began acting up as soon as norton anti-virus trial ran out then i installed avg virius protection software and it wont let me delete virus causing files or infected files how do i fix this?

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Try running a website called trend micro housecall they offer a free online virus scan and can help most of the time
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Well download the latest ver of avg or any anti virus.paid anti virus work better then a free one.
be sure you have uninstalled the previous anti virus.
if send what problems you are facing. i help better

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IM HAVING A PROBLEM OF VIRUSES. LIKE TROJAN AND ETC. I CANT FIND THE RIGHT SOLUTION FOR FREE ANTIVURUS.


I would suggest avg free edition for your anti-virus which can be found here:
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

and malware bytes for an anti malware, rootkit buster which is here:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Apr 18, 2011 | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT...

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Advantages and Disadvantages of AVG Anti-Virus


<p>AVG offers a number of compelling features and the right technology to keep your PC protected. As one of the best antivirus software products reviewed, AVG offers a great solution that delivers advanced protection and simple use. But apart from these AVG have some advantages and Disadvantages.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>Advantages<br /> <ul> <li> Protection: - AVG Anti-Virus is fully armed to protect your computer from threats from a number of angles. The software includes antivirus and antispyware protection, as well as complete online protection from harmful sites and downloads.</li> <li> Ease of Installation: - AVG Anti-Virus is easy to download and install. The installation is straightforward and doesn't require a restart. And while it's not the fastest, it's relatively quick and performs an update immediately.</li> <li> Improved features: - Though you can download AVG protection software freely, but the security software is by no means ineffective.</li> <li> It's improved features like Link Scanner, ID Protection makes it the most effective scanner.</li></ul> <p> <br /> <p>Disadvantages:-<br /> <p>When uninstalling AVG version 7 or 8 in Windows XP/Vista and attempting to install other anti-virus programs such as Kaspersky Anti-Virus or Norton Antivirus, the latter programs will not install.<br /> <p>Instead, they show an "incompatible software installed" error even if the uninstalled software has been removed using the control panel.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>This happens because software that updates and changes can add registry entries that were not added when the product was originally installed.<span> </span>A signature update dated November 9, 2008, crippled some computers, as it allowed the software to treat "user32.dll", a major component of Windows XP/Vista, as a Trojan and advised users to delete it. Users who deleted the file in question were put on a continuous reboot loop. The problem was rectified a few days later with a new signature database and further safeguards were added to the product.

on Mar 24, 2011 | Internet Avg AVG Security V8.0 WIN - 2...

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Different types of Anti-virus software


<p>There are many different types companies, who create different anti-virus software. One of the most popular companies is Symantec Corporation. Symantec has its own products like Symantec Anti-virus, Symantec internet security, Symantec also have another anti-virus products called Norton. Symantec launched various versions of its products and till now, the latest version of Symantec Corporation is Norton Internet Security 2011. It's about 25 years before Norton antivirus came on the market. The name of the first Norton anti-virus was Norton Commander, released in the year 1986, served as a standard interface for DOS. This version of Norton was invented to protect DOS from malicious programs. Norton anti-virus can be listed as an oldest anti-virus program. The initial version of Norton commander was called vdos with a slandered interface for dos, for initial virus protection.<br /> <p> <br> <p>Compared to other anti-virus software, Norton provides in-built firewall software, e-mail scanner, anti-rootkit, and anti-spyware, anti-virus. Some newer options released like Sonar protection, file insight, threat insight, insight network etc. It is fast and compatible with vista like operating systems.<br> <p> <br> <p>Other popular companies are McAfee, which provides anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall software like features and PC utilities, like QuickClean tool, defragmenter and file shredder, which lets you permanently delete sensitive files in a manner that they can't be recovered. Protection software is Kaspersky; it also provides anti-spyware, anti-virus and firewall software. One very unique feature of Kaspersky is the virtual keyboard; this small application lets you input sensitive information like credit card number, password in online without worrying about keyloggers or hackers.<br> <p> <br> <p>Many other anti-virus software have been uses, like ESENT Webrot, NOD32, QuickHeal, AVG, AVAST anti-virus etc. you can also download free versions of anti-virus from online. Whichever anti-virus you're using make sure one thing that you have to update it regularly to protect your computer.

on Mar 13, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I guess you have issues with the anti-virus ...you did not mentioned exactly ..but ..if you ran Norton until no w..and it was a trial ..My choice will be to remove it completely ..and use the latest release from the AVG ...They even have a free install and not a trial ..and this one will update and it is reliable
free and update-able daily .
Here is the link for the download...be sure to choose the free version ..and at the installing procedure choose basic protection ..to avoid installation of a trial ...and get rid of this problem once for all ..
http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free
.

Jan 12, 2011 | Symantec Norton Antivirus 2010 Full...

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How to fight the viruses in my computer??


hi

if you have Anti virus software install just scan your computer from that software you will find all the virus

Nov 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I cannot activate my avg antivirus as i dont have an active avg license. How i fix this problem? and i need it so i can secure my computer from viruses etc


There are plenty of free alternatives for anti-virus protection for your computer, including AVG's free option called AVG Free. Start at a reputable download site such as download.cnet.com.

Alternatively, install a product like Norton 360 and make use of the free 30-day trial.

I hope that helps.

Jul 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Im unable to install..it says installation failed due to error...wht should i do?


Get rid of Norton

SPEAKING WITH MY EXPERIENCE: Either try Security Essentials from Microsoft OR Avast. There’s free software out there to try.

Helpful Free Software below Read On.

FREE SPYWARE
Download Spybot Search & Destroy. Restart computer, then run Spybot to see what spyware comes up, AND DELET IT.

FYI---Virus Protection-- 2 programs of virus protection will conflict with each other and will actually cancel out the protection. SO just download one.

Running Spybot Search & Destroy with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE

HERE ARE SOME LINKS, THAT WOULD BE BETTER:

Avira AntiVir
http://www.free-av.com/

NEW *****Somthing new FROM MICROSOFT.*** 2009 ---Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com

Pop up Blocker ** free******
www.panicware.com


*****Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.2 ****
FREE SPYWARE
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-De…

****Avast ***FREE ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM
http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registrati…

****AVG ****FREE SPYWARE PROGRAM
http://www.free.avg.com

**Ccleaner*** FREE
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?q…

***Malware**** FREE
http://www.malwarebytes.org/.

$ *** KASPERSKY ***
http://www.kaspersky.com

There are alot of $ anti-virus and Internet security programs out there,

ie: Norton, McAfee, Panda, Bitdefender. If you would like to pay $ then get ***Kaspersky***-- 2010 ,

I feel that is the best for your money.

REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.!

Good Luck. If you think this is good information, , please rate me.
Thanks :0)



Mar 30, 2010 | Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2007 for PC...

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I renewed my Norton but my computer keeps saying I did not renew and has turned off my protection.


Uninstall Norton. Restart.

Download the _free_ Microsoft anti-virus software:
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials
and install it.

Or, download the _free_ AVG anti-virus software:
http://free.avg.com
and install it.

Mar 03, 2010 | Symantec Norton 360 Version 3.0 Full...

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How can i prevent virus on my computer?


USE ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE
YOU MAY USE AVG OR AVAST FREE VERSION
IF PC IS INFECTED USE THE PRO VERSION WHICH IS TRIAL BASIS THEN REMOVE THE VIRUS
OK

Nov 12, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

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(Dell )DVD player wont show any video


Get rid of Norton..........
Go to www.trendmicro.com, and do the free scan Trend Micro's House Call virus, spyware and malware scanner and cleaner. http://housecall.trendmicro.com

If you have anything, remove them. Helpful Free Software below Read On.


FREE SPYWARE
Download Spybot Search & Destroy. Restart computer, then run Spybot to see what spyware comes up, AND DELET IT.

FYI---Virus Protection-- 2 programs of virus protection will conflict with each other and will actually cancel out the protection. SO just download one.

Running Spybot Search & Destroy with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE

Avira AntiVir – Free Anti-Virus Protection
http://www.free-av.com/

FROM MICROSOFT 2009 -Free --Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com

Pop up Blocker- free
www.panicware.com

Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.2 -FREE SPYWARE
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-De…

Avast- FREE ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM
http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registrati…

AVG- FREE SPYWARE PROGRAM
http://www.free.avg.com

Ccleaner- FREE
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?q…

Malware- FREE
http://www.malwarebytes.org/.

$ *** KASPERSKY ***
http://www.kaspersky.com

There are alot of $ anti-virus and Internet security programs out there-ie: Norton, McAfee, Panda, Bitdefender. If you would like to pay $ then get ***Kaspersky***-- 2010 , I feel that is the best for your money.

REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.!

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