Category: Antivirus


This tutorial is written for all of you computer users out there who hate Norton Antivirus but for some reason are forced by their computer system to use the Norton suite, as it will not let you uninstall it. Read below to learn how you can give Norton the boot and install the Antivirus program you have been waiting for.

The first step you are going to have to take towards removing all of Norton Antivirus’ countless traces throughout your computer in just a few simple steps, using the Windows “Registry Editor”.

 

The first thing you are going to have to  do is open the Windows “Registry Editor”. This can be opened by using the “Win + R” (press and hold the Windows key and then tap the "R” key) key combination, which will open the “Run” window.

 

Now that you have opened the “Registry Editor” you will need to navigate to the “Software” folders throughout the Windows registry and then delete everything related to “Norton” within each of the “Software” folders.

 

The first “Software” folder that you need to remove “Norton/Symantec” from, is the folder in the directory below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/(your Norton/Symantec directory here)

 

The folder shown above is also depicted in the screenshot below:

Removing Norton

 

The second and last “Software” folder that you need to remove “Norton/Symantec” from, is the directory shown below:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/(your Norton/Symantec directory here)

 

The folder shown above is also depicted on the screenshot below:

Software folder

 

You will now be able to install another antivirus software as well as be certain that your computer is now completely free of the Norton/Symantec software that was once installed on your computer. Feel free to head down to the local tech store and collect a new antivirus suite, or perhaps visit an online marketplace to pick up your new antivirus software.

Congratulations! You have just removed the most useless antivirus program from your computer and are now completely ready to install your brand new, state of the art antivirus suite. I recommend McAfee, I have had years of experience with this antivirus software and it has not yet let me down. Enjoy your newfound software removal knowledge.

This guide was written to explain how and where to find the best antivirus software for your needs. Read below to find out how to gain complete protection for your system in less than 20 minutes.

The first step you are going to have to take is determine how powerful your computer system is. To do so visit the link to my guide below to determine your type of system:

https://chafflube.wordpress.com/category/buying-a-computer/buying-your-first-computer/

 

Once you have determined the type of computer system that you intend on investing in antivirus software for, then you may view my written product description on each of the three antivirus programs listed below to decide whether or not your current computer system has sufficient hardware and software capabilities for your desired antivirus solution.

 

The following list I have prepared is my take on the performance requirements of each of the popular antivirus software. The list is numbered from 1 to 3, 1 being the overall best and 3 being the worst overall. Also included is a small review on each of the programs, which is linked in the “Link To Product Description” table section.

 

Number Antivirus Software Name Link To Product Description
1 McAfee Antivirus https://chafflube.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/mcafee-antivirus-for-windows/
2 BitDefender Antivirus https://chafflube.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/bitdefender-antivirus-for-windows/
3 Norton Antivirus https://chafflube.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/norton-antivirus-for-windows/

 

Please note that the prices included in the “Product Description” for certain products may not be accurate due to changes in time or company motives. At the time of writing these guides however the prices are correct and I will not be help responsible for stating incorrect prices or discontinued products on my website.

Be sure to look into each of the above antivirus solutions for your home, work or office PC and take control of your computer before an internet intruder or malicious hacker decides to. Enjoy your newfound Windows antivirus protection knowledge.

This guide shows the system requirements, features and overall performance rating of the BitDefender Antivirus software for Windows. Read below to learn everything you need to know about BitDefender Antivirus for the Microsoft Windows operating system.

 

The table below shows the system requirements of BitDefender Antivirus for Windows:

Processor Clock Speed 800MHz (1.66GHz for netbooks)
RAM 512MB (1GB recommended)
Harddisk Space 1GB Free

 

The following programs can be optionally protected by the BitDefender antivirus software:

  • Internet Explorer 6 (Internet Explorer 7 and up recommended)
  • Yahoo Messenger 8.1 (and up)
  • Microsoft Windows Live Messenger 8 (and up)
  • Firefox 3.x (and up most earlier Firefox versions work also)
  • Thunderbird 3.0.4 (and up)
  • Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010
  • Outlook Express
  • Microsoft Windows Mail

My Review

My opinion on this particular antivirus suite is that it is an affordable, easy to use and very effective antivirus solution. It covers more than most other antivirus suites in that its updates are much more frequently distributed and the virus scans are incredibly fast, although they do not seem to be as accurate. However, the speed of the scan far outweighs the slight inaccuracy. I definitely recommend this antivirus suite to any person who is new to the process of purchasing and activating their personal antivirus protection suite. The prices of this suite are also very appealing.

BitDefender offers a complete internet and offline security suite for only $74.93 (this deal is applicable at the time of which I am writing this guide), which offers full protection for 3 PCs for an entire year! Great value for a great product. If you would like to check out their products page yourself visit the link below:

http://www.bitdefender.com.au/solutions/total-security.html

Be sure that you get your antivirus software installed as soon as possible to protect you, your family and you r computer from internet intruders and malicious hackers. Enjoy your new found antivirus protection knowledge.

This guide shows the system requirements, features and overall performance rating of the McAfee Antivirus software for Windows. Read below to learn everything you need to know about the McAfee Antivirus suite for the Microsoft Windows operating system.

 

The table below shows the system requirements of the McAfee Antivirus suite for Windows:

Processor Clock Speed 1GHz or higher
RAM 512MB (up to 2GB recommended)
Harddisk Space 200MB Free

 

The following browsers are also compatible to be protected by the suite:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
  • Optional: Mozilla Firefox 2 or later

The following E-mail programs can also optionally be protected by the suite:

  • POP3 – Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook, Eudora, Netscape, IncrediMail and Thunderbird
  • MAPI – Outlook
  • Windows Live Mail
  • Web – MSN/Hotmail, or email account with POP3 access

The suite also supports many of today’s instant messenger programs. These programs are as follows:

  • AOL Instant Messenger 2.1 or later
  • Yahoo Messenger 4.1 or later
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Messenger 3.6 or later
  • MSN Messenger 6.0 or later

The suite will also install (after your consent) its security toolbar into the following programs:

  • Outlook Express
  • Windows Mail
  • Outlook 2000 or later
  • Eudora
  • Thunderbird 1.5 or later
  • Anti-Spam also supports any other POP3 email client (without SSL) and web accounts

My Review

I have been using this software on a couple of my Windows PCs and I have found that it is a very easy to use software that provides sharp and responsive virus detection. Its most important feature is its Real-Time feature which allows the program to search each and every file that is opened prior to its execution, which contributes greatly to your computer’s protection alongside alerting you of any potential malicious software residing on one of your portable devices or even a particular section of your hard drive. This will also lessen the chances of you accidentally transferring a virus of malicious program to another computer via a portable device or an e-mail.

Overall, a great software and relatively cheap as it only costs $59.95 to completely protect one pc for a whole year.

See for yourself by following the link below:

http://home.mcafee.com/Store/PackageDetail.aspx?

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