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Ad-aware shu down Norton Security Center?

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#1
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My brother installed ad-aware, scanned the system and then it wanted him to restart the computer (? never seen this before) and when Windows Xp (home, sp2) came alive again, Norton wouldn't start. At all.

Now, this sounds very odd and unfamiliar. It's the *real* ad-aware too, so I'm stuck.. What do you think happened? It's not a catastroph, but annoying as zits on the ass.
 

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What happened is Norton's existence.



Uninstall it and get free AVG or pay for awesome NOD32. :D
 

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Now don't be mean. ;) It's not bad, but demanding.
 

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Do you suspect spyware? If not, uninstall Ad-Aware. It's not really necessary anymore, plus you could see if Norton works again.

I don't even install Spybot nowadays. Firefox + CCleaner + SpywareBlaster should keep you nice and comfy.
 
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Go into msconfig and see if the Norton startup entries are enabled. If they aren't tick them. Secondly go to ccleaner or similar program and check the startup entries, is Nrton still there> If its not put one there.