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Right now I have Norton, which makes my already old and slow Toshiba laptop about 5 times slower. I need to get rid of it, and I've heard about a few different anti-virus sites like webroot and spybot. Would you suggest one of these? If not, what would you suggest? I am careful about not going on sketchy websites, however, I understand hackers can be anywhere.

Answer
Uninstall Norton's and install AVG free. Use the links below
http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_antivirus_32/ (this is the 32 bit version, there is also a 64)
After uninstalling Norton's and before you install AVG, run this:
http://download.cnet.com/Norton-Removal-Tool-SymNRT/3000-2239_4-87943.html
Let me know how it goes.

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Keith Davis

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Advice on how to avoid viruses and spyware. Suggestions on what software to run to avoid viruses and spyware. Identification of spyware, trojans, or virus infections. Overall system security.

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As a PC tech, removing and identifying many viruses and trojans from customer's PCs.

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4 classes short of a Networking degree.

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