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need advice on Win 8.1 64 bit

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    win8.1 64 bit

    need advice on Win 8.1 64 bit


    Hi to All,
    I just got two brand new TOSHIBA laptops,loaded with both norton and mcgee trail software. I do have multiple paid version of ezet that I want to install. Whats the best and easy way to do this. I,m also learning win 8.1 now. so,not tooo clued up in using it. Can I just go to control panel and let WIN deals with uninstalling. I do not like the idea of downloading extra tools to take care of this,but also do not want to harm the laptop

    Thank you in advance.

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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Regular Windows uninstaller will not completely uninstall these anti virus sofware. You should download the special uninstaller from Norton Website: Virus - Norton Removal Tool to uninstall your Norton product
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    Norton is not the only program that leaves "leftovers" - many programs do. If one tinkers with software it might be wise to use a third party uninstaller. Revo Uninstaller is my personal choice. Another to consider is IObit Uninstaller.

    Rich
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmonroe36 View Post
    Norton is not the only program that leaves "leftovers" - many programs do. If one tinkers with software it might be wise to use a third party uninstaller. Revo Uninstaller is my personal choice. Another to consider is IObit Uninstaller.

    Rich
    Revo is just fine for uninstalling ordinary programs but AVs are too deeply embedded so if possible their own uninstallers are best.
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    Most larger applications do not fully uninstall themselves. In many cases this is quite difficult to do and there are some gray areas where there are questions about what should be removed. You can't ask the user because even an expert is unlikely to know. There is also the unfortunate tendency for developers to spend only limited time on uninstallers. Why would anyone want to uninstall my superior software?

    In the case of AV software the remnants left behind can cause problems. Programs like Revo Uninstaller can help but likely not enough. More than likely a registry cleaner would only make the problem worse. The suppliers of AV software usually have software to completely remove the product or they may publish manual removal instructions.

    Stay far away from anything by IOBit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Most larger applications do not fully uninstall themselves. In many cases this is quite difficult to do and there are some gray areas where there are questions about what should be removed. You can't ask the user because even an expert is unlikely to know. There is also the unfortunate tendency for developers to spend only limited time on uninstallers. Why would anyone want to uninstall my superior software?

    In the case of AV software the remnants left behind can cause problems. Programs like Revo Uninstaller can help but likely not enough. More than likely a registry cleaner would only make the problem worse. The suppliers of AV software usually have software to completely remove the product or they may publish manual removal instructions.

    Stay far away from anything by IOBit.
    You mirrored my sentiments exactly. All is true, even down to IObit programs.
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    To uninstall MacAfee, you need the MPCR.exe. Norton was already covered above.

    How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)
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    Warning Noted


    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Stay far away from anything by IOBit.
    @LMiller and @Count Mike

    Thank you for the input.
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    Posts : 2
    win8.1 64 bit

    thank you


    Thank you,will do and report back
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need advice on Win 8.1 64 bit
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