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by wilburs / June 2, 2004 10:49 PM PDT

okay, if you've seen my other problems, I think I was able to remove all previous versions of norton and tried to re-install norton 2004. It's installing it and then telling me that setup is missing file instopts.dat and install will not complete
?????? any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Wil

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Re:new problem (with subject)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2004 11:35 PM PDT
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Re:new problem
by Tufenuf / June 3, 2004 12:28 AM PDT
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Re:new problem
by CharleyO / June 3, 2004 1:36 PM PDT
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The main problem is that you are trying to use Norton. Bob suggested AVG anti-virus and I'd like to suggest avast!4 Home anti-virus. Both of these are free and both are way better than anything Norton.

But before you try either of those ... or some other anti-virus program ... be very sure that you have everything Norton or Symantec removed from your registry. Otherwise, you will have even more problems. Norton & McAfee are both well known for gumming up registries so that no other anti-virus will work correctly. I suspect that it is their way of making sure the less computer savy users stay with their terrible software.

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Re:Re:new problem
by CharleyO / June 3, 2004 1:38 PM PDT
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Oh ... I forgot to say that if you paid for that Norton product, I am sorry that you have wasted your money. Sad

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Re:new problem
by genedelorenzo / June 4, 2004 12:50 AM PDT
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You have already wasted your money on this program. Give yourself a break and stop wasting your time on it as well. Try System Mechanic 4 or some other suite - Norton sucks.

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Re:new problem, PROBLEM SOLVED
by wilburs / June 6, 2004 12:17 AM PDT
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PROBLEM SOLVED,
THANKS FOR ANY HELP

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