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  1. #81


    you misunderstand, Malwarebytes, which I have, is great for bugs etc, but for total uninstalls. iobit uninstaller takes some beating.

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  2. #82


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    you misunderstand, Malwarebytes, which I have, is great for bugs etc, but for total uninstalls. iobit uninstaller takes some beating.
    Can MBAM uninstall programs ? never seen an option like that.
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  3. #83


    the post above mine is below my previous, assuming its a reply to me as there is no reference.
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  4. #84


    Quote Originally Posted by Odos270 View Post
    I haven't looked in the Registry but upon doing a search of the system drive, I found this left over. I used their uninstaller too. Next time I'll use Revo.

    Norton
    C:\ProgramData

    NortonInstaller
    C:\ProgramData

    NortonStudio
    C:\hp\HPQWare

    C:\ProgramData\NortonInstaller\Logs\2013-07-26-21h30m40s
    NortonInstall-2013-07-26-21h30m40s.log

    C:\ProgramData\NortonInstaller\Logs\2012-12-10-10h56m10s
    NortonInstall-2012-12-10-10h56m10s.log

    C:\SYSTEM.SAV\LOGS\SymLogs\2012-12-10-10h56m10s
    NortonInstall-2012-12-10-10h56m10s.log


    Way back when I first got online, I researched different firewalls and AV progs. With all the bad reviews that I saw on Norton (Win95-XP) I decided I'd never run it. I've used AVG, Avast, Panda, Comodo and now Kaspersky. Only one that I was not pleased with was Panda.

    If you want to test your AV, try this test.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EICAR_test_file

    Glad someone else found the rubbish that Norton Installs into your registry without you knowing. Well that's 3 of us, ANY more ;-))
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  5. #85


    All of Norton products have that habit of installing bunch of unwanted and to me useless stuff and is notoriously difficult to completely uninstall and get rid of leftovers. Adobe is not much better ether.
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  6. #86


    That was nice to hear; for years i thought about Windows Defender and i really don't know still now what's meant it. But my question is Why Windows Defender was there in my PC and it really works or not.
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  7. #87


    Quote Originally Posted by prithvitheprime View Post
    That was nice to hear; for years i thought about Windows Defender and i really don't know still now what's meant it. But my question is Why Windows Defender was there in my PC and it really works or not.
    Windows Defender is part of Windows 8 and it works but is not between the best AVs out there. For a knowledgeable and careful surfer it should be just fine.
    Most of aftermarket AVs shut it's service down when installed because of conflicts when you have 2 full time AVs installed. After Uninstalling "Other" AV it might not be activated again so you'll have to do it manually. (If possible, because some AVs can damage it intentionally or not)
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  8. #88


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    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by prithvitheprime View Post
    That was nice to hear; for years i thought about Windows Defender and i really don't know still now what's meant it. But my question is Why Windows Defender was there in my PC and it really works or not.
    Windows Defender is part of Windows 8 and it works but is not between the best AVs out there. For a knowledgeable and careful surfer it should be just fine.
    Most of aftermarket AVs shut it's service down when installed because of conflicts when you have 2 full time AVs installed. After Uninstalling "Other" AV it might not be activated again so you'll have to do it manually. (If possible, because some AVs can damage it intentionally or not)
    Bolding mine. YES! Kaspersky does that. If KIS gets corrupted it takes out Windows Defender too.
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