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Windows 7: Safe or Not?

08 Sep 2010   #1

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Safe or Not?

Hi All
I`m new here and new to computers, but trying to learn.
I`ve got Windows 7 32bit and I`m running Norton 360 and was advised to run Spybot along side it. The Norton 360 expires very soon and I was thinking of replacing it with Microsoft Security Essentials and run Malwarebytes along side it. Can anyone tell me if this is sufficient cover for general browsing, shopping online etc.
Thanks in advance.

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08 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1

MSE & Malwarebytes (run on demand) should be fine for your needs...
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08 Sep 2010   #3

windows 7

Thanks for the quick reply merkat.
Do you know if I will need to download a removal tool to unistall Norton 360?
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08 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1

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08 Sep 2010   #5

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)

This is from the Symantec website

Download and run the Norton Removal Tool

The Norton Removal Tool uninstalls all Norton 2003 and later products, Norton 360, and Norton SystemWorks 12.0 from your computer. Before you continue, make sure that you have the installation CDs or downloaded installation files for any Norton products that you want to reinstall. If you have pcAnywhere or WinFAX, uninstall it using Add or Remove Programs before running the Norton Removal Tool. Also, if you use ACT! or WinFAX, back up those databases and uninstall those products.


Download the Norton Removal Tool.
Save the file to the Windows desktop.


On the Windows desktop, double-click the Norton Removal Tool icon.


Follow the on-screen instructions.


Restart your computer.

Your computer may be restarted more than once, and you may be asked to repeat some steps after the computer restarts.

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08 Sep 2010   #6

windows 7

Thanks again merkat and thanks Lomai.
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