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Symantex breakdown.

by standeb / July 31, 2005 10:02 PM PDT

Dear Sirs.

I run windows xp. My Norton files are damaged. I am not now secured. I am getting a message that my key is invalid. That is not so.

I would like to download the free virsion of avant can you assist me to locate the same, and the correct search name?

Thank you


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Did you Google it?
by Coryphaeus / July 31, 2005 10:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Symantex breakdown.

Do you mean Avant or AVG?

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Re: Norton Breakdown
by standeb / August 1, 2005 6:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Did you Google it?

Dear Messrs. Coryphaeus, Griff Thomas & Keeys Bakker.

I thank god there are people like you.

Cory, I mispelled the Word. My apologies.

I have downloaded Avant. I must say it's slow but so far effective. It does no seem to suck up all my power as norton does. I have tried to disable Norton but to no avail. I may have to unstall it.

Trouble was that I had Norton installed on 24/5/05 the date of it's expiry. This morning I found that my key was invalid or my trial had expired and all how I tried, I got the message that my key was invalid. I
am trying to e-mail them but to no avail. I will however find the e-mail address. It's there somewhere and send an attachment with my bill etc.

Never the less I learnt about avant from a thread I read from you Griff, sometime ago. I somehow believe in your advice. I will keep Avant and see how it goes.

Meanwhile thank you guys. and god bless.


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Re: Norton Breakdown.
by standeb / August 3, 2005 12:37 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: Norton Breakdown

Dear Sirs.

Permit me to refer to previous correspondence in the matter at caption.

I run XP pro. 128 bit, SP2 installed. I as you are aware have installed Avant 4. But I have not been able to disable Norton.

My problems are : -

(a) How to totally disable Norton and not uninstall it?

(2) Windows Virus Protection SP2 does not detect Avent 4 and because of this the anti virus protection is off. Can you advise as to how to remedy that situation?

Windows Virus Proctection works with an independent anti virus and because it does not detect Avent 4 the
anti virus proctection remains off. I cant'turn it on.

Please advise.

Thanking you;



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Standeb, Please Get The Terms Correct...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 4, 2005 4:21 AM PDT
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First, I think you mean Avast 4 (NOT Avant) antivirus? Is that correct.

Next, Windows doesn't have "virus protection". If you are referring to the Security Center warning which doesn't recognize Avast, then ignore that warning..It doesn't mean the antivirus program isn't working. It only means that the Security Center doesn't recognize Avast. In fact, I turn OFF all those Security Center warnings anyway. If you want to do that, open the Control Panle, then double click on the "Security Center" icon, then click on the "Change the way Security Center alerts me", then UNCHECK all the boxes, click on OK.

Next, if you're not going to use Norton, then you should uninstall it. Norton's installation instructions require the removal of ALL other antivirus programs while their program is running. If you want to leave it there temporarily, shut down Norton but opening the System Configuration Utility, (Start-Run, type "msconfig" (without the quotes), then click on OK), then click on the Start UP tab and UNCHECK all the boxes which refer to Norton/Symantec.

Hope this helps.


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Re: Norton breakdown.
by standeb / August 7, 2005 1:06 AM PDT

Hello Grif,

Thank you for your advice. I have printed all of the replies given in this thread for future reference.

I have uninstalled Norton from the system and now avast works perfectly. It does not suck so much power from the system as Norton did and the system works much faster.

I have also used Ccleaner to clean out my registry. I have not done a lot of that. Only selected items. I have to learn up some more before doing the whole works because I am afraid that I may remove some some things that should not remove.

The system seem happier at work now.

Thanks to you and you fellow moderators. I have learned a great deal.

Your advice is usually helpful. When you give advice It helps. I never hope it helps. Your'e spot on.

God bless.


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Re: Norton Breakdown
by standeb / August 11, 2005 12:30 PM PDT

Hi Grif

I have suceeded in finally getting Avast to work with Security Centre. I also did some registry cleaning with Ccleaner.

My system now works faster and smoother. I made sure that I did not clean out anything that I should not.

I also deleted norton. I love how the system now works.

Thanks to you and your fellow moderators for all that help. I learned a great deal.

Best wishes to you all.


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(NT) (NT) Standeb, Good Job & Glad WE Could Help !
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 12, 2005 5:24 AM PDT
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Re: avant
by Kees Bakker / July 31, 2005 11:20 PM PDT
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Standeb, For Those Links...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 1, 2005 12:45 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Thanks, Grif. They were nice when I pasted them :-(
by Kees Bakker / August 1, 2005 4:04 AM PDT
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