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Most likely you have a Microsoft virus. One of the first actions of a virus is to disable any anti-virus software it finds. Remember which comes first the virus or the ant-virus? With 70% increase year on year of M$ malware it is extremely difficult to deal with.
The best solution is to simply move over to Linux and to dump M$.
Firstly all the software including operating system is free. Secondly Unix and Linux are secure by design and cannot have viruses.
And then one should remember that computers have been going a very long time. Unix last year celebrated 40 years (1969). And of course, there has never been a virus on a Unix or Linux system ever.
Windows in contrast is insecure by design and di not come out until 1992, so it is very new and very bad system.
But, to answer your problem what I usually do in such situation is to download using another machine the full version of AVG free from: http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_antivirus and also download the updates from:- http://free.avg.com/gb-en/download-update
Now, put these files on a USB key and then plug it into the infected machine. Install the AVG free from the USB key. Do the updates from the USB key. Do a full system scan
And do this work with the infected machine prpoerly disconnected from the internet.
Only after you have done all this should you reconnect to the internet.
Good Luck! - I am so GLAD I do not use M$ and I have been using computers pretty aggresively ever since 1971.

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Trash and reinstall the software, go to add and remove program and uninstall it then make sure that you have firewall off when reinstalling it. update me on result.

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The prices of Norton products are depends on sellers, if you search online you may find different prices for the same product, because many web sites may provide you some certain discounts on each buy. Prices also can depend on usage, like price can vary for 1 user to multi-user. Here is a list of prices of different versions of Norton protection software:-
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Small Office Packs for 5- and 10-users are scheduled to be available for both products. Norton Internet Security 2007 can be installed on up to three PCs.
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Here are some web links from where you can get information regarding prices and can buy Norton anti-virus software.

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As per history of Norton products, 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 Commander was a prototypical orthodox file manager, written by John Socha and released by Peter Norton.


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I install symantec antivirus but its disable auto protect in tray show icon red round


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1 Start Norton AntiVirus. If Norton AntiVirus is part of Norton SystemWorks or Norton Internet Security, then start that program. 2 Click Options. 3 In the left pane, click Auto-Protect. 4 In the right pane, check Enable Auto-Protect and Start Auto-Protect when Windows starts up (recommended). 5 Under "Select the duration," select Permanently from the drop-down menu. 6 Click OK. 7 Exit Norton AntiVirus. 8 Restart the computer.


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I have Norton Internet Security..the anti-virus problem


Download this program ( NORTON REMOVER ) and uninstall completlly...
Rebot you'r pc

Install it again

DONE

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