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Downloading Antivirus, help silly question

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PlumBumMum Tue 20-Oct-09 20:55:44

Okay so I downloaded Avast,
but I still have one day left on my Norton subsctiption, so I still had it installed so after all the waiting and scanning niether would let me on to internet,

I have uninstalled Avast and here I am so, question is
do I install Avast again and then unistall Norton
OR
Is it safe to uninstall Norton before downloading Avast?

Panicing incase I lose mn internet connection

MatNanPlus Tue 20-Oct-09 20:57:37

I deleted Norton then did a restart and downloaded and installed Avast.

PlumBumMum Tue 20-Oct-09 20:58:00

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PlumBumMum Tue 20-Oct-09 21:06:27

Ok just panicing about picking up any nasties inbetween times

MatNanPlus Tue 20-Oct-09 21:10:57

Thing is AFAIK you can't run 2 systems on one computer, you could download Avast onto a flash drive and disconnect the internet connection then uninstall Norton do a restart and load up and activate Avast and once it is on and done then reconnect internet?

PlumBumMum Tue 20-Oct-09 21:31:24

Anything else I should be downloading while I'm at it?

PlumBumMum Tue 20-Oct-09 22:05:09

Thanks I've got it installed and up & running although some how managed to change my google side bar to an olfashioned looking clockhmm that I don't like off to tinker

GooberIsLockedInTheBootOfMyCar Tue 20-Oct-09 22:07:30

If you did pick up any "nasties" in between installations the new antivirus would find and destroy it after installation.

MatNanPlus Wed 21-Oct-09 08:56:14

Glad your sorted.

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