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#940840 - 02/17/14 09:02 PM Re: Free anti virus [Re: cailyn]
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I know... that whole Belize thing was a new kind of strange. Wasn't he accused of having shot his neighbor's dogs? I think he's in Montreal, Canada now.
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#940951 - 02/18/14 04:38 PM Re: Free anti virus [Re: Draclvr]
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Hi Drac,The revo uninstaller said it was removed but it wasn't I did manage to deactivate it,and finally I got Win.Defender turned on.Thank You all for your help wave
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#940969 - 02/18/14 07:40 PM Re: Free anti virus [Re: cailyn]
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I'm glad the deactivate worked. Just a suggestion, but I'd suggest adding Malwarebytes to your protection if you don't already have it.
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#941059 - 02/19/14 10:14 AM Re: Free anti virus [Re: Draclvr]
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Have you 64 bit Win 8 ? If you do , the free version of Revo Uninstaller will not work , as it only supports 32 bit Windows . The paid version of Revo does support 64 bit Windows . To my recollection , AVG is still a system hog . Avast & Avira are consistantly the best free antivirus solutions . FortiClient is also another good antivirus . Unless things have drastically changed , Microsoft Security Essentials has been bottom of the barrel for a while . Then again , in the end , your computer is only as safe as the person behind the keyboard .

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#941793 - 02/23/14 10:11 PM Re: Free anti virus [Re: cailyn]
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I have Webroot and there is an uninstall option shown in Ccleaner and in Windows add/remove programs. I have uninstalled it before. I'm using win7. Does this have something to do with Win 8? If so it is one more in a long list of reasons to avoid win 8


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#941809 - 02/24/14 12:54 AM Re: Free anti virus [Re: cailyn]
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Although cailyn has Windows 8, this has nothing to do with Windows 8, but rather with Webroot requiring a special uninstaller. I found a lot of hits on the internet about people being unable to uninstall it from Control Panel. A lot of anti-virus programs seem to have this "feature" to keep malware from uninstalling it. I think it's a pain to force you to use special uninstallers.
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#941886 - 02/24/14 02:38 PM Re: Free anti virus [Re: Draclvr]
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Originally Posted By: Draclvr
Although cailyn has Windows 8, this has nothing to do with Windows 8, but rather with Webroot requiring a special uninstaller. I found a lot of hits on the internet about people being unable to uninstall it from Control Panel. A lot of anti-virus programs seem to have this "feature" to keep malware from uninstalling it. I think it's a pain to force you to use special uninstallers.


If that is true why then does it not apply to my current up to date version to Webroot Secure Anywhere anti virus program? I can definitely uninstall it either using add/remove programs or Ccleaner.

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#941887 - 02/24/14 02:47 PM Re: Free anti virus [Re: cailyn]
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I have no idea... Windows 8 does not behave any differently with Add/Programs than Windows 7. This is just what Cailyn reported to us. And I found a lot of other complaints on forums about Webroot not uninstalling from Control Panel. Cailyn also said she used Revo Uninstaller that SAID it was uninstalled, but it really wasn't.

I have had this happen to me with McAfee. I had one laptop where the person had purchased McAfee and wanted to install another anti-virus program. It uninstalled perfectly through Add/Remove programs. A couple of months later I had a laptop which had the same McAfee program installed as a trial program on the laptop when it was new. The owner had given up on trying to uninstall it and I finally had to download a special uninstaller from the McAfee website.

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