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    Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Ed

    Good afternoon -
    The person who had helped us set up our new computer installed SymantecAntiVirus Corporate Edition (Symantec AV to VPC32, Full edition).. We have 2 folders in Program Files: 1 labeled Symantec with 4 files; the 2nd labeled Symantec AntiVirus with 2 folder 64 files.

    Only 1 person uses this computer. Is this overkill? Would we be equally (better) off with, say AVG?

    Thank you for your advice.

    Curious

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    Re: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Ed

    How many computers are there in your company? If only this one, the Corporate Edition is probably far too expensive - it is meant as a site license (I think it starts at 5 users).

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    Re: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Ed

    Afternoon, Hans -

    As I mentioned, this was installed for us. I only recently noticed it was a Corporate Edition. It was installed on only 1 computer, for only 1 computer.

    That being said, do you suggest we delete it and go with another AV program?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Ed

    I suspect that this product may not be licensed for your use. Large companies buy SAV CE for deployment internally, but the license would not normally allow someone to install it on a home PC of someone who was not an employee.

    It would probably be a good idea to remove this and install a product such as AVG.

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    Re: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Ed

    I agree with Stuart - the corporate edition of Symantec AntiVirus is not intended for home use. I'd remove it and install another anti-virus program such as AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security (free and paid versions) or Avast (free for home use).

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    Re: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Ed

    I would agree with Stuart that the installation is probably not licenced for your use and that you will have no end of problems when you want to update the definitions or the product itself when the licence for it does expire.

    If you are going to remove and replace it, I would recommend using the Symantec Removal Tool to avoid any problems.
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    Re: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Ed

    Thank you, Hans and Stuart. Shall follow through with your advice.

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    Re: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Ed

    Doc - thanks for recommendation to use the Removal Tool.. It was going to be my next question.

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    Re: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Ed

    And, then, after using the removal tool, check your registry for remnants of Sygate and Semantec, and delete them. See <post#=685,682>post 685,682</post#>.

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