Is it safe to uninstall Norton now that I am using Webroot Spy Sweeper?

by on March 27, 2009

Q: I had Norton antivirus installed on my computer when I bought it. I recently just bought Webroot Spy Sweeper because Norton’s subscription expired. Can I delete Norton now then?


One Response to “Is it safe to uninstall Norton now that I am using Webroot Spy Sweeper?”
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    Unfortunatly, these two programs do two different things.
    The webroot software you purchased will take care of spyware/malware, however you’re still going to need an anti-virus program to take care of viruses.

    Webroot has an anti-virus program you can use if you like that company. Or you can try AVG or Avast, both of which have free offerings:

    http://free.avg.com/download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition
    http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

    As a rule of thumb, you only ever want to have one ‘Anti-Virus’ program installed on your PC at a time. Uninstall Norton and then install your next anti-virus program.