What next?? Anti-virus software recommendations??

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I purchased and set up a new computer this week, it included Norton
2009.

Could not update Norton anti-virus definitions no matter what I did.
It's a long story so I won't get into the details.

I downloaded and ran the Norton remover from their site and removed
Norton.

Then, I tried to download and install avast home edition anti-virus
software.  Downloads okay but when I try to install, it tells me the
file is corrupted.  I cleared my cache and downloaded again.  File is
corrupted.  Again and again -- same result.

Now what???

Is there anti-virus software, compatible with Vista, that I can
purchase as a CD/DVD so I don't have to worry with downloading?

Thanks.


Re: What next?? Anti-virus software recommendations??

On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 03:18:44 -0800 (PST), Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names wrote:

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This wouldn't solve your original problem!

1."A very useful application for any *new* pc is the PC Decrapifier, it
attempts to remove all of the crap on your PC that you never asked for
or..."
http://www.pcdecrapifier.com /
http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/removes

1a.Run the Norton uninstall tool again. Some users may have to use this
tool two or three times, reboot after each uninstall run.

2.AVG Remover
http://www.avg.com/download-tools
--or--
How to remove AVG Free Antivirus
http://askabouttech.com/how-to-remove-avg-free-antivirus /
--or--
Revo Uninstaller
http://www.revouninstaller.com /

3.Avira AntiVirŪ Personal - FREE Antivirus
http://www.free-av.com /
(The free version won't scan your emails.)

Why You Don't Need Your Anti-Virus Program to Scan Your E-Mail
http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm
Ensure your e-mail program is configured to display e-mail messages in
'Plain Text' only.
You may wish to consider removing the 'AntiVir Nagscreen'
http://www.elitekiller.com/files/disable_antivir_nag.htm

Routinely practice Safe-Hex.
http://www.claymania.com/safe-hex.html
Hundreds Click on 'Click Here to Get Infected' Ad
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2132447,00.asp

Good luck :)

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