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    Changing Norton to MSE

    I have a new laptop that has a 60 day trial of Norton. I have Norton on my desktop, but I don't want to pay for another Norton Product. If I decide to use MSE on my laptop, how do I disable or uninstall Norton as it seems that would be a conflict. Is Defender & Firewall included in MSE and do I need any other security apps other than MSE w/Defender & Firewall. Sorry for all the questions, but I need step by step for fear I'll make a mistake. My old 74 yr old brain doesn't always work well.

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    MSE uses the Windows firewall and it is a little less comprehensive than Norton, or any of the competition, in that it doesn't actively check outgoing connections. Because of this it's potentially faster and less intrusive than Norton and should be just as secure if you make a bit of effort.
    1. Beware of any web site and scan everything you download before use.
    2. Read questions carefully and don't allow things to install unless you know exactly what you are getting.
    3. Scan every external storage device before use.

    I changed to MSE and my 6 year old computer now has a new lease of life - your mileage may vary.

    Norton should un-install from the Control Panel. Make sure you remove anything Norton as there are often several programs that make up the package.

    cheers, Paul

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    I would use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall Norton. It will find leftover junk. Norton has an uninstaller tool as well. After using one of these methods you can use CCleaner (free) to find any additional leftover junk.
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    Thank you so much for your replies. So very helpful, Twinkie

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