[size=4] AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH I've been in computer Hell again
:wtf: (theres no crying emoticon, otherwise id have it here
All the stress from this is why I hate computers sometimes. To avoid the hell of the past 24 hours I should have just renewed/paid for my norton subscription. I had a feeling it wouldnt be as simple as installing Panda and thats why the q's about how/when to uninstall nav.
At recommendation, I downloaded the Panda Platinum. It took about 10 hours to download that! (I have dialup). but thats not the big problem . What was, was that the installation wizard w/Panda absoutley would NOT let me install panda as they found Norton to be a conflicting program.
So I tried over and over and over to remove Norton av w/no luck : ( I could not remove it by the add/remove feature or going through the start menu. after all that my system was slowed down.
I called Norton and (no surprises here). they refused to help me unless I paid up to $29.95 for it! (I find that ethically not acceptable as since I'd allready paid for their software I should not have to pay to uninstall it!. They said the only other option was to go to the website for tech support.
I did and it said since I have a discontinued verison of Norton that they offer no phone or online support! I called a tech shop person here and they said Norton has a rep for being hard to uninstall and maybe thast so people have to renew their subscription.
I persevered and went on their Symantec site and tried to manually uninstall it myself. I read long instructions and downloaded their uninstaller and that did not work : ( I was anxious about getting online as I've had No antivirus since I downloaded Panda, my Nortan av was turned off. it expired yesterday too.
I thought about getting mcaffee or avg but I knew that there would be a problem untill all of nav was uninstalled.
So after all the panic/stress I took it to a local shop here and I had them uninstall nav and install Panda Titanium. this cost me arouond $42! I have a huge tower so it was hard to carry it.
They said the panda I had downloaded is only a limited trial version (I didnt know that otherwise I wouldnt have tried that).
This panda I now have only is good for one year but I think its worth it some as its highly recommended and using im programs is risky. I spent the $40 as I dindt want to go through this hell again if after the trail period, there was an uninstall problem.
It jsut hurts that w/my virus last year I lost around $ 110 and my printer ! :wtf: :wtf:
But at least I didnt lose all my valuable programs.
They said I have a security risk w/not being able to get auto updates form Microsoft so looks like I'll have to keep up w/it manually. Windows is cracking down on things. How do you keep your list of updates? How often do people need to manually load updates? How do I tell which ones are high priority updates?
Thats good if I dont have to uninstall Windows firewall after dealing w/the Norton uninstall depression and frustration. It may have been harder to uninstall norton as i had an older version but still, they should have better instructions on their site how to remove it as their instructison cause one to go in circles!!
Thanks for the link. I installed Hijackthis end of last year when I had my virus after finding this site ; ) I dont delte anythign w/it, i am going to have TomCoyote check my log later on this year.
Its almost 4am and im burned out. Have to go, I'll keep you posted.