Can I install Avira with Norton 360 still on my computer?

By TampaCT ยท 4 replies
Mar 30, 2009
  1. On another thread I was advised to uninstall Norton 360 premire and use the Avira as the Norton was described as being so intrusive it is in itself almost a bad virus.

    I am reluctant to unistall the Norton...mostly because I paid for it and I am concerned that should I want it back I'd have to pay for it again. I want to follow the advice of those who know so much more than me that are on this I want to run the Avira and see if it can clean my can I just deactivate my Norton and run the Avira?

    Thanks so much.

    Oh, and what is "DrWatson Postmortem Debugger" I keep getting a error message saying that this had to close a program (like when I was attempting to down load Avira which took several attempts). I am sure that I never intentionally downloaded such a program unless it was part of a Windows patch. I seem to be getting conflicting info on this when I google DrWatson Postmortem Debugger.
  2. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Well, the more you put on your pc the more sluggish it will run. Personally? I'd fire Nortons and put Avira on.
    In the first instance if you CAN deactivate or stop all of the Norton services so they don't run at all, then Avira will do the job with no extra load on your system.
    Then, if you're happy with it, uninstall Nortons.
  3. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx TS Booster Posts: 1,069

    No you can not have both norton 360 is a full internet firewall virus protection app you need to remove it to install avira if you want to remove it use the norton removal tool.
  4. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Norton won't like it. Best uninstall it first.
  5. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Booster Posts: 498

    Hey TampaCT

    You do not want to have Norton on your system. Why would you pay for a product that's incompetent when you could get a much better AV for free? Uninstall Norton. You'd be doing yourself a world of good.

    Spyder_1386 :)
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