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12/08/2013 at 18:55

IN BRIEF : MY NORTON RAN OUT 2 DAYS AGO , I HAVE NOT GONE ON INTERNET. BUT HAVE USED MY SERIF SCRAPBOOKING PROGRAM THAT I HAVE HAD ON MY PC FOR YEARS AND NEVER A PROBLEM WITH IT . 

I NOW GET OPTIMIZER PRO  AND I CANNOT GET RID OF IT. ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM . I DID NOT PUT IT ON MY PC - BUT IT REFUSES TO UNINSTALL .CAN ANYONE HELP PLEASE ? 

THANKS IN ADVANCE, SHOULD ANYONE BE ABLE TO THROW ANY LIGHT ON THIS.

12/08/2013 at 19:21

Are you sure you are in the right forum, my old love? I don't understand a word you are saying.

12/08/2013 at 19:27

For a start Lucky3, search for and install MalwareBytes, it's free and it works well.  Optimizer Pro is malware, take no notice of any of the messages it is giving you, its fake.  It's very difficult to get rid of and you may have problems getting to the download stage of MalwareBytes.  There is a manual fix but unless you are comfortable editing the Registry I would take the PC to an IT Tech/specialist.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-system/i-cant-uninstall-optimizer-pro-v30-from-pc/26f4f651-846b-4482-b0fc-69796622767a

12/08/2013 at 19:31

Crikey, I know that  I had mushrooms for dinner . The world has gone mad.

12/08/2013 at 19:31

As waterbutts said, are you posting this on the right forum.  This is a gardening forum???

I used to work as an IT tech, but not sure there are that many on here that would know what your problem is.

12/08/2013 at 19:33

Amazing. 

12/08/2013 at 20:51

what?

KEF
12/08/2013 at 20:58

Tomato food works well for me.

Soz  Hope you get it sorted Lucky3.

13/08/2013 at 02:22

rofl this is too funny.  please ask another question.  please..

13/08/2013 at 07:53

Odd. Lucky3 has no profile - a quick click will bring up Lucky2 who has made no posts.

13/08/2013 at 08:17

If it helps I got fed up with Norton slowing down my PC and popping up reminders to update right in the middle of a Power Point Presentation to a hall full of people so I dumped it and used Kaspersky Internet Security (for the past 10 years now) without any problems.

I also use a software package called 'Advanced System Optimiser' by a company called 'Cleverbridge' which is excellent at removing spyware, adware, malware, all kinds of internet traces and much more. This software (nothing to do with 'Optimiser pro')  keeps the PC at peak performance.

[All Internet Security packages will eventually slow down a PCs operating speed] ASO will regularly remove all the temporary internet files that are responsible for slowing everything down and optimise the registry for best performance.

ASO costs around £20 + Vat

contact Email I use for renewals is cs@cleverbridge.com (if it helps)

 

Now... back to picking the courgettes and tomatoes....JH

13/08/2013 at 19:57

I use Avast free anti virus, wouldnt touch Norton with the proverbial barge pole - slows everything right down.  CCleaner is also a freebie and removes all the garbage from your PC, plus cleans the registry.

wonder if Lucky3 has seen any of this 

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