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Uninstall Norton, turn on Window Defender & Malwarebytes ?

  1. #11


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    What is this red business - can hardly read it.
    Its not red, you've probably been affected by malware.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Bill should try using Windows 8 a bit more and put aside his Apple and Android devices.
    Just goes to show how painless Defender is, I didn't even know it was there. Just like Windows 8 all over, easy painless and so secure you don't even notice it.
    Odd, even people who don't know whether Defender is good or not, know that it's there.
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center



    I use the paid versions of :

    Norton--Norton & Avast clashed so I trained Norton to ignore Avast.

    AdAware
    Avast
    & free-
    Spybot S&D

    Between them, I get no viruses or other bad things.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    What you miss is that the Windows 8 version of MSE is Defender. No more MSE. And I caught a couple of nasties when using MSE - and not on porn or gambling sites. Norton is the best in my book - but that is my book.
    I've had MSE catch a few things along the way and it's also received some fairly good reviews.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post

    I use the paid versions of :

    Norton--Norton & Avast clashed so I trained Norton to ignore Avast.

    AdAware
    Avast
    & free-
    Spybot S&D

    Between them, I get no viruses or other bad things.
    I used Avast years ago and got a ton of viruses, went onto Kapersky, then Zone Alarm and then onto MSE. No viruses for a very long time.

    And now I'm on Defender, thanks Ray.
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  6. #16


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Bill should try using Windows 8 a bit more and put aside his Apple and Android devices.
    Just goes to show how painless Defender is, I didn't even know it was there. Just like Windows 8 all over, easy painless and so secure you don't even notice it.
    I only hope you make enough images for the day you discover reality.
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  7. #17


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Another thing one should do from time to time is run Microsoft Safety Scanner (I do this maybe once a month): Microsoft Safety Scanner - Antivirus | Remove Spyware, Malware, Viruses Free.
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  8. #18


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    I just did some research and Windows Defender is nothing more than Microsoft Security Essentials bundled into Windows 8, where MSE was a separate download. It also directly incorporates the Smart Screen Filter, which is already resident in IE if you enable it.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    If you want to pay, you are much better off with Norton than with Kaspersky. But if you want to go with Defender, you have to uninstall Norton with their uninstaller - else you will be in trouble. https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/...rProfile_en_us

    PS: I think you will be OK with Defender and MWB
    Would there be any advantage to using Revo Uninstaller Pro to remove Norton ?
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  10. #20


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by michiganmike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    If you want to pay, you are much better off with Norton than with Kaspersky. But if you want to go with Defender, you have to uninstall Norton with their uninstaller - else you will be in trouble. https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/...rProfile_en_us

    PS: I think you will be OK with Defender and MWB
    Would there be any advantage to using Revo Uninstaller Pro to remove Norton ?
    Revo will not do the job. I don't know the details but I had a bad experience when I did not use the Norton tool - and I use Revo too.
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