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xp/pro---norton antivirus

by robin51 / February 12, 2006 10:10 PM PST

I recently did a reinstall of Windows XP/Pro, when it was completed I installed Norton antivirus, at that point everything was working great, copied my favorites, set up outlook express, then went to microsoft and got all the security updates available and service pack 2, but once everything was installed, Norton no longer works, I get this large red X down on the taskbar over the Norton icon, and I keep getting messages telling me my computer is not protected. It works fine until I get service pack2. Is there a way around this or do I purchase different antivirus software?

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Re: xp/pro---norton antivirus
by Tufenuf / February 12, 2006 10:26 PM PST

robin51, Which version of Norton Antivirus do you have?

Tufenuf

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norton antivirus
by robin51 / February 12, 2006 10:40 PM PST

I have 2003 and 2004, but it doesn't matter which one I put on, I've tried them both and I always get a full year extention on the free subscriptions, and both copies do exactly the same thing when SP2 is installed. My daughter recently purchased a used computer, and installed the 2003 version and it works fine on her PC but she does not have SP2.

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I've recently worked on two different Computers
by retired / February 12, 2006 10:55 PM PST
In reply to: norton antivirus

that had Norton installed and the owners had a lot of problems with INTERNET connections, slow computers etc. I uninstalled Norton and put Free AVG on both and they now work like they should with no problems. I'm not much of a fan of Norton.

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xp/pro + sp2 + Norton antivirus
by danny55 / February 13, 2006 9:52 PM PST

Good day.

I have help every one at work with software and hardware problem for years and years there is one thing that know, norton is the very worst peace of !!!**### of crap... I had to deal with over the years.
But if you try to install sp2 with your antivirus on (not good) uninstall Norton and install sp2 again and then Norton but if you rely looking for a very good antivirus one for the best is Kaspersky. and with spydotor you system will go like an tiger.

all the best Dan

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