Steve, Avast is, and has always been, a very good Anti-virus.
Make sure that you uninstall Norton altogether before you install another
Here is the link to Symantec for the downlad of the Norton removal tool http://www.symantec.com/norton/suppo...653EN&ln=en_US
Also, install Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6 to look for Spyware on a regular
Below are the links and info about them both http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
Avast Anti-Virus is Vista compatible (32bit and 64bit Versions), FREE,
auto-updating, and a low resources user of your computer.
And, only have 1(one) Anti-Virus installed / running on your computer at any
Conflicts may occur if you have more than 1(one). http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html
Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6 is a very good, FREE Anti-Spyware Program.
Download, install, update, and immunize your System with it.
Then SCAN with it.
Update it, and scan your System once a fortnight.
Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
"Steve Turner" wrote:
> "Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > Norton is mainly an Anti-virus(a poor one at that!).
> > And you should only one AV program installed at a time.
> > Defender is an anti-spyware Program.
> > You can have more than one Anti-spyware, as long as only one does real
> > time
> > scan.
> > Your two Programs will get along with each other.
> > And you need both types
> > --
> > Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
> If in your opinion Norton is a poor internet security program, what do you
> feel is a good one? What would you recommend?
> My ISP offers a freebee (actually included in the price of the service) but
> it's been my experience that it isn't worth the money you pay for it. On my
> XP machine it let all sorts of stuff through and I had to supplement it with
> Search and Destroy for instance, including teatimer.
> > "Steve Turner" wrote:
> >> My new box came with Windows Defender and Norton Internet Security
> >> preinstalled, the latter on a 60 day trial. I don't understand why I
> >> would
> >> need both and why they don't conflict. Can anyone help?