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Norton 360 and Mcafee Wireless Security

by kungfugingerbreadman / March 22, 2007 3:10 AM PDT

Hi. This is my first time posting, so here goes.

I was going to upgrade to the Norton 360 suite but I noticed that it didn't include wireless security. At the moment I use the entire mcafee suite with wireless internet security.

Would I be able to still use the mcafee wireless internet security with the Norton 360 suite?


PS. The Norton 360 is a 3 user license, right?

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There may be a conflict there...
by John.Wilkinson / March 22, 2007 8:13 AM PDT

I haven't tried it myself so I can't say for sure, but I believe there would be a conflict there. McAfee requires the installation of the McAfee SecurityCenter, and the last time I checked Norton specifically scanned for that to determine if there were competing products installed. Thus, before making the purchase I would:

1.) Download the free trial of Norton 360.
2.) Disconnect from the internet.
3.) Uninstall all McAfee components you don't wish to keep.
4.) restart your computer.
5.) Install Norton 360, if it permits you to do so.
6.) Restart and give run it for a week to ensure it's problem-free.

If it goes smoothly you can purchase Norton 360 before the end of the 15-day trial period, installing in on up to three different computers/installations of Windows.

Good luck.

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re-Norton360and Mcafee
by Rays pc / March 25, 2007 2:23 AM PDT

I don't suggest even trying it, that is, DO NOT use both, Norton360 & Mcafee security. I've already made that mistake and it froze my PC.
I have tried Mcafee before and found it less than effective at stopping threats to your PC. I have been using Norton Systemworks for many years now, and haven't encountered a virus since. I plan on getting Norton360 VERY soon.

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