Abiword removing Norton AV?

By Diane Minton
Nov 1, 2012
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  1. I am new to this site, I downloaded Abiwords last weekend to help my husband with his work, It took my Norton Antivirus off, Interent Secuirty. I wrote them and no one has written back. I had a one yr pd version of it, I went thru allot before I got the computer back to working shape....Have you ever heard of a program taking an antivirus off of a PC? I guess they think I am lying or something but as outlandish as it sounds this happened to me. What would you do>?
  2. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    I might have started my own thread about the issue in Software Apps, since you seem to be back in order, I'm not sure there is a lot we can do for you.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,835   +895

    hmm; frankly I find that hard to accept.
    The version of your Windows software {xp,vista,win7} and the edition {home,pro,media} can play a part here
    and so can the source / validity of your Abiword download.

    That said, I am also sure your Norton is now uninstalled.

    What would I do now that Norton is gone?
    First uninstall Abiword and reboot.
    Run Microsoft MSRT to make sure you have no rootkits

    Download a new copy of Abiword and try to use a different site.

    Now install your choice of antivirus protection (hint: try Avast! Free).

    SCAN that download for infections (I use my anti-virus Avast which adds a context menu Scan File to the right-click on any file).

    Finally reinstall Abiword.

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