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Norton 2009 Free Upgrade To 2010 (Good Or Bad?)

by oldieguy / November 3, 2009 11:37 PM PST

I have had numerous problems since upgrade. I have a 3 user version 2009 and have upgraded 1 desktop unit and 1 laptop. The laptop has given so much grief that i removed 2010 and reinstalled 2009. Just yesterday the desktop unit Norton quit working and the windows XP (i love it) popped up a security screen that showed windows firewall was on and my antivirus program was not enabled. I tried with no success to re-enable the Norton. I will uninstall the 2010 and reinstall 2009 on this unit also. Can this be a virus problem? Are there known problems with Norton 2010? I had recently posted problem with the Norton icon on the taskbar had a red checkmark on it. Now there is a red x on the icon.

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It's best to remove old version before installing 2010
by Donna Buenaventura / November 5, 2009 12:42 AM PST
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Thanks For Reply
by oldieguy / November 5, 2009 2:38 AM PST

i did not use the removal tool. i just did an uninstall in the control panel add & remove. upon a subsequent reboot the Norton fixed itself and seems to be working normal. now if i can stop the all too frequent scans. it's a nuisance.

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They said it cannot be disabled
by Donna Buenaventura / November 5, 2009 2:59 AM PST
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as usual the CNET team people are right on
by oldieguy / November 5, 2009 3:09 AM PST

many thanks to you all.

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(NT) You're welcome! :)
by Donna Buenaventura / November 5, 2009 6:28 AM PST
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