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    Multiple A-V, Firewall, Utility Problem !!!

    Well...

    This is weird.

    I had Norton System Works (which includes Norton Anti-Virus) & Personal Firewall 2004 on my machine. Bought 2006. Removed 2004 prior to 2006 install...but 2006 failed to install...it told me I had to remove 2004 manually (which...I had already done ~!@#$%^&*.) Tried to reinstall 2004, so as to then have 2006 remove it in a fresh install; & that didn't work either. Fought with this all weekend.

    Finally...I had had enough...I went into the registry & deleted every instance of anything labeled Norton or Symantec; & I'm taking the software back to CompUSA for something else. I also deleted everything related to both in the program files & elsewhere; & I've had it with the Symantec folks.

    So...here's what I need:

    1) A registry editor/utility which will finish the Norton/Symantec removal job in the registry completely (I ran a [Ctrl+F] Find...but I'm sure there's more...I would like to get my hands on something that will look at my machine...see that nothing is installed on my machine related to Norton/Symantec...& repair the registry accordingly.)

    2) A good Firewall (to replace Norton Personal Firewall.)

    3) A good Anti-Virus program (to replace Norton Anti-Virus.)

    4) A good PC diagnostic utility (to replace Norton System Works.)

    Does anyone have this stuff bundled together like Norton?...or will I have to go to different vendors (which...I don't mind anyway.)

    Thanks,

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    Re: Multiple A-V, Firewall, Utility Problem !!!

    You can download from the Norton site a little utility to completely remove all traces of their program.

    I'd go for AVG or Avast anti-virus, both free. ZoneAlarm firewall, free version. Plus an antispyware utility - several good free ones such as MS Windows Defender, Spybot Search & Destroy.

    Diagnostic utilities - you could try CCleaner (free) or jv16 Power tools (paid for, but there's a free trial period to see if you like it).

    Ian

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    Re: Multiple A-V, Firewall, Utility Problem !!!

    If you want a suite look at Zone Labs: ZoneAlarm Pro Internet Security Suite. Note: For Win2k or XP only.

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    Re: Multiple A-V, Firewall, Utility Problem !!!

    Thanks guys...

    Good tips...all the way around.
    <hr>You can download from the Norton site a little utility to completely remove all traces of their program.<hr>
    Yes...I think that's called SymNRT...heard about it today.

    My boss tells me there's a utility from Microsoft that looks at the registry & deletes all entries from programs that have been uninstalled but which have traces left. She said it was called msicuu2.exe...but I couldn't find it anywhere @ the Microsoft support site.

    Did you guys ever hear of it?

    Thanks again,

    mark4man
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    Re: Multiple A-V, Firewall, Utility Problem !!!

    Windows Installer Cleanup Utility is available here.

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    Re: Multiple A-V, Firewall, Utility Problem !!!

    You are probably thinking of WIndows Installer Cleanup.
    You can DL it at: Cleanup

    System Mechanic is a good utility I have used for a long time. Does a LOT of things.

    You can get a trial DL at SYSTEM MECH . As with any utility than scans and recommends, check what it suggests first before deleting.
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