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Windows 7: Parents act as if they own my new computer

28 Feb 2013   #11

Windows 8 - 64-bit

Be honest with your parents,,, uninstall the antivirus you dislike, then download the program You know to be better for your needs.
If/ when asked about the antivirus program tell them you removed it for a much better/safer program, .. do not be disrespectful to them they are your patents, who allow you to live at home.

Being age 21, don't bother telling them what you are doing to your PC, just ask here... W7Forum , if you need any help with it , great group of tech people, will give you correct info.
Good luck.
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28 Feb 2013   #12

Windows 8.1.1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wrenches View Post
Use another anti-virus you want but rename it Norton.
Thats the spirit !

#1 rated answer

Very funny also.
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01 Mar 2013   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I agree with Lady Pink. Just be honest with them. Trust me, I learned this lesson the hard way when I was your age.

But, should the time come when your parents ask about your computer, just tell them that you've replaced the "stock" AV for a much better product. You might direct them to the products website or to the System Security forum section of Seven Forums. It has a lot of good information and they should find an answer to most of their questions.
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01 Mar 2013   #14
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Not sure from the OP if you were going to replace norton with something else or just leave it unprotected. Why is it you need to remove norton? I know its virtually malware but what is YOUR reason for removing it? Is it because norton wont let you run "PhoneDialer.exe" which gives you access to all the best adult material?
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01 Mar 2013   #15

Windows 8 Pro x64 - Windows 7 Professional x64

Wow, i'm 13 with my own laptop, and never got those warnings, except for deleting Recovery Partition.
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