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Just installed Windows 8...issues with internet connection and Norton?

  1. #1


    Nashville
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Just installed Windows 8...issues with internet connection and Norton?


    I just finished the windows 8 pro install and I want able to connect to the internet. Found out there was a firewall issue so I did an complete uninstall of Norton Security Suite that I had installed free with Comcast.

    Well everything works now and Im wondering what I should use for firewall and antivirus. Im not going to trust reinstalling Norton. Will windows firewall and windows defender be all I need?

    thanks yall

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  2. #2


    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
    Posts : 245
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Hi and welcome...
    This discussion may help: Do you plan to use third-party antivirus and firewall?

    For right now I'm going to stick with Windows firewall/defender. I might go to a third party if there are issues down the road.
    HTH
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  3. #3


    Nashville
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Thanks Bunny...I just got through reading that thread. Im great with not doing any third party anything but I would be totally ticked If I got a virus or something!!


    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Hi and welcome...
    This discussion may help: Do you plan to use third-party antivirus and firewall?

    For right now I'm going to stick with Windows firewall/defender. I might go to a third party if there are issues down the road.
    HTH
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  4. #4


    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
    Posts : 245
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    And my third party choice would be Kaspersky. And free.. Avast or AVG.
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  5. #5


    Hi pammesue. Welcome to EF.

    I'm not one for 3rd party either. I stuck with Defender. Haven't had any problems.

    BTW, nice avatar. God made it, right?!
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  6. #6


    Nashville
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    God made it with brown hair and no spray tan....Pammy made it awesome LMAO

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hi pammesue. Welcome to EF.

    I'm not one for 3rd party either. I stuck with Defender. Haven't had any problems.

    BTW, nice avatar. God made it, right?!
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  7. #7


    LOL! OK. All I'll say is that Pammy made the avatar lQQk very nice.....I mean, you don't look like a geek....Where's your glasses?
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  8. #8


    Nashville
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    The best geeks are those you do not suspect as such lol. We have greater impact that way. World takeover ya know.
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  9. #9


    I see. A woman with a plan. You may need a few nucs like the rest of the warriors that are planning the same, sorry to say.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 16
    8 preview


    I have just loaded a release candidate of AVG 2013 and am part of their beta program. I had AVG 2012 running with no problems and 2013 looks ok as well. Early days in fairness though, but worth a try.
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