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  • I have been buying Norton anti virus subs for years, and getting tired of paying for it. Do I really need it, and can I just let my current subscription expire without worries?
    Saturday, August 6, 2016 8:23 PM

Answers

  • You can switch to Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and uninstall Norton Anti-Virus.

    Unistall Norton Anti-Virus before you install MSE.


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    Saturday, August 6, 2016 9:45 PM

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  • You can switch to Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and uninstall Norton Anti-Virus.

    Unistall Norton Anti-Virus before you install MSE.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    Saturday, August 6, 2016 9:45 PM
  • Hi,

    As Rick mentioned, you can use Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) instead.

    Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

    Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up-to-date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology.

    Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so you’re free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.

    Before installing Microsoft Security Essentials, we recommend that you uninstall other antivirus software already running on your PC. Running more than one antivirus program at the same time can potentially cause conflicts that affect PC performance.

    Microsoft Security Essentials:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    • Proposed as answer by Tony_Tao Friday, August 12, 2016 8:44 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Chloe Wang Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:48 AM
    • Edited by Tony_Tao Friday, August 19, 2016 8:02 AM
    Tuesday, August 9, 2016 9:31 AM
  • Hi,

    We haven’t heard from you for a couple of days, have you solved the problem? How about the solution we have provided? We are looking forward to your good news.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    Friday, August 12, 2016 8:44 AM