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robertjamesgray
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Registered: ‎05-06-2012

Should I buy both Norton and McAfee

Greetings All:

  I have 2 computers a new one and an old one.  Right now I have McAfee installed on the new one and Norton installed on the old one, but my Norton runs out on May 25.  I make less than $15000 a year, and the expense is difficult.  I think I could by the agreement install McAfee on a second computer for no additional fee.  I get attacked by hackers alot and always have.  I think they are trying to extort extra money from me for various things online including virus support.  I think i may be able to satisfy them some by using both McAfee and Norton.  The keyboard on my new computer has already been hacked.  It even does not work all the time right now.  I must retype when the cursor spontaneously jumps to a different place in the message.  I do not use my old computer much, but I think the hackers want to extort a new computer sale out of me every year.  Because of my income I can only afford a new computer every 5 years.  I get attacked by hackers because of my past success in theoretical computer science and math that "they" want to never pay anything for, but was a great contribution to the computer field many years ago in theory of np-completeness.  Could I install both McAfee and Norton on my new computer or would this make it run too slowly?  I am not a computer expert anymore.  I gave that up long ago and I never was or wanted to be a computer security person.  I did delicate, complex algorithms.  I only bring up the past to fight back against them attacking me again for the same old reasons.

 

Robert James Gray

DavidThomas88
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Re: Should I buy both Norton and McAfee

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hi

 

 

you can olny ues  one antiVirus per laptop or desktop    if you in stall too  it wil not work  it will make what evere it is that your uesing run vary slow  so i would get norton  norton is the best   and if you have a lot of sites that you ues passwords  norton toolbar and norton identity safe  be comes your best friend  has it will save your passwords for you  macafee dos not have that

 

 

 

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Quads
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Re: Should I buy both Norton and McAfee

Talking about an old Computer and a New Computer,   = 2 systems.   Not both on one system

 

You can buy Norton NIS / NAV 3 user licence so that you can have it installed on both the Old PC and New PC at the same time plus have one extra unused licence left over.

 

You have yo completely remove McAfee from the one PC first including using it's removal tool from McAfee.

 

Quads

DavidThomas88
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Re: Should I buy both Norton and McAfee

hi Quads

 

 

if you read the oh thing you could have thing this

 

 

Could I install both McAfee and Norton on my new computer or would this make it run too slowly?

 

 

 

and i told him that you can in stall Macfee and norton on a new laptop or it will make it run more slowy  he can olny buy one or the other  but you cant install two antivirus on the same laptop

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Quads
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Re: Should I buy both Norton and McAfee

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I do read the whole (oh) posts that is what I do, when reading malware logs and threads, so I know what to script. 

 

Where you still have a Malware thread you jumped in on to fix the Malware for the user. http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-360/An-intrusion-attempt-by-MY-computer-was-blocked/m-p/702855...

 

Quads

DavidThomas88
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Re: Should I buy both Norton and McAfee

we all here try are best   we all cant get evere thing 100% right  all the time  this like me

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timmy2shoes
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Registered: ‎05-07-2012

Re: Should I buy both Norton and McAfee


DavidThomas9 wrote:

hi

 

 

you can olny ues  one antiVirus per laptop or desktop    if you in stall too  it wil not work  it will make what evere it is that your uesing run vary slow  so i would get norton  norton is the best   and if you have a lot of sites that you ues passwords  norton toolbar and norton identity safe  be comes your best friend  has it will save your passwords for you  macafee dos not have that

 

 

 



This is Not true and even Norton Service Reps suggest that Two virus/spyware etc software from different manufacturers is the best way to go as each have their own updates though it can be hard to get the two to work together but like a tennis match it works fine though the occasionally ace can make you wonder what's going on. 

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Bombastus
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Re: Should I buy both Norton and McAfee

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timmy2shoes wrote:

DavidThomas9 wrote:

hi

 

 

you can olny ues  one antiVirus per laptop or desktop    if you in stall too  it wil not work  it will make what evere it is that your uesing run vary slow  so i would get norton  norton is the best   and if you have a lot of sites that you ues passwords  norton toolbar and norton identity safe  be comes your best friend  has it will save your passwords for you  macafee dos not have that

 

 

 



This is Not true and even Norton Service Reps suggest that Two virus/spyware etc software from different manufacturers is the best way to go as each have their own updates though it can be hard to get the two to work together but like a tennis match it works fine though the occasionally ace can make you wonder what's going on. 


Totally untrue and incorrect.

 

One real-time protection (NIS in this case), and one on-demand scanner that doesn't run at other times (MBAM perhaps), maybe, but not two real-time security products.

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Krusty13
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Re: Should I buy both Norton and McAfee

I would be very surprised if any "Norton Service Reps"  suggested to use "Two virus/spyware etc software from different manufacturers".

 

Dave.

W W W  =  Wild Wild West.    Be careful out there!

dickevans
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Registered: ‎04-08-2008

Re: Should I buy both Norton and McAfee


Krusty13 wrote:

I would be very surprised if any "Norton Service Reps"  suggested to use "Two virus/spyware etc software from different manufacturers".

 

Dave.


Dave,

I agree at least 100%. As for the "Norton Service Reps" I'd like a name so that we can discuss what was 'really' said. Two wildcats in the same sack is one of the best illustrations I can think of for a total disaster. If you don't believe that, just reach in to extract a cat.:smileywink:

Dick
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