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minigunwielderminigunwielder __BANNED USERS regular
edited March 2007 in Games and Technology
We cannot uninstall it now that we have Norton, we would have bought a new disk but the techs support was stupid, the uninstall is invisible.

Help me...

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    QuirkQuirk Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    i also cannot get rid of this totally, i got a program to delete it but its still there in some form trying to re-download itself ALL THE TIME! any way to stop this?

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    LewishamLewisham Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    The only help I can give you is to keep McAfee and not put Norton on.

    Norton will fuck with your system badly.

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    Doc HollidayDoc Holliday Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    A quick Google search brings up instructions for uninstalling McAfee Security Center. It seems like a pretty involved process...

    http://ts.mcafeehelp.com/displaydoc.asp?frames=1&docid=71525&CategoryId=62217

    edit: I agree that Norton is terrible. I've had good experience with NOD32 in the past

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    DírhaelDírhael NorwayRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Lewisham wrote: »
    The only help I can give you is to keep McAfee and not put Norton on.

    Norton will fuck with your system badly.

    That it will, but the problem is that so does McAffee. Stay away from both of them.

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    QuirkQuirk Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    i knew that mcaffee sucked but i HAD to install it to access the internet in my old uni room, which sucked

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    Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Dìrhael wrote: »
    Lewisham wrote: »
    The only help I can give you is to keep McAfee and not put Norton on.

    Norton will fuck with your system badly.

    That it will, but the problem is that so does McAffee. Stay away from both of them.

    There is no color lime enough.



    Seriously, Mcafee and Norton are BOTH garbage.

    You're much better off sticking to Pc-cillin (not free), AVG (free), or Antivir (also free).

    www.pc-cillin.com
    www.grisoft.com
    www.avira.com

    End of story. I don't care how much you paid for Norton, it's not worth it. You seriously couldn't pay me to use Mcafee/Norton at this point.


    Is there no add/remove options in the control panel?

    edit: Quick google search threw up these:
    http://www.wikihow.com/Uninstall-McAfee-Security-Center
    http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/2006/12/08/uninstall-mcafee-security-products/

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    RoshinRoshin My backlog can be seen from space SwedenRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I don't know about McAffee, but I agree that you should stay the hell away from Norton. Get rid of it, before it sinks it's claws too deep into your system. I've seen people forced to wipe their drives and reinstall Windows, because a Norton uninstall screwed their systems up so bad.

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    ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Symantec has some serious issues with their AV/system works. I cannot in good concience recommend anyone buy ANY of their software. I've never liked macafee from the get go. But thats me.

    NOD32, and kaspersky seem to get high ratings from all the circles i visit. One of these days I want to stress test NOD 32 on a test system while connected to one of the online filesharing virus carriers.

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    ImperfectImperfect Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I read on Coding Horror recently that someone conducted a review of how badly each antivirus product affected your bootup time, CPU access, and disk access. Norton was horrifyingly bad (1000s of percents slower), and the very best was AVG Free. My AV at the time - Avast! Home - was mid-pack. I'm now running AVG Free, and very happy with it.

    Intruigingly enough, the AV product we're suppost to pimp out at work - Panda - is second-fastest, only just behind AVG Free. I don't feel nearly so bad about recommending it now.

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    SynapseSynapse Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I've had nothing but JOYS and pleasures from NOD32. Very lite, doesn't bog anything else down and destroy everything in it's path, plus it actually catches viruses.

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    DírhaelDírhael NorwayRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Imperfect wrote: »
    I read on Coding Horror recently that someone conducted a review of how badly each antivirus product affected your bootup time, CPU access, and disk access. Norton was horrifyingly bad (1000s of percents slower), and the very best was AVG Free. My AV at the time - Avast! Home - was mid-pack. I'm now running AVG Free, and very happy with it.

    Intruigingly enough, the AV product we're suppost to pimp out at work - Panda - is second-fastest, only just behind AVG Free. I don't feel nearly so bad about recommending it now.

    AVG is quite fast, the biggest problem with it is that it catches far less viruses than the "top dogs" do. IMO, being fast is important but not if it comes at the expense of security. After all, a single infection is often all it takes to ruin your data.

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    NickTheNewbieNickTheNewbie Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    How the hell do you pronounce it? Mick-aff-ee? Muh-caff-ee?

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