So, this evening I thought I’d give Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2009 a go. I uninstalled AVG Free 8.0, rebooted, started the installation process which was surprisingly fast until …
The system locked when it got to starting services. I waited. And waited. Reboot.
System restore. The Norton AV installer ran on reboot and got further this time: it was trying to connect to the Norton online account (or something similar).
System restore further back. Reboot. But then AVG wouldn’t work and I got this message:
@AvgErrorCode_0x0253 %FILE% = “C:Program FilesAVGAVG8”
Downloading the installer and doing a repair fixed it. Phew!
And then … then I discovered that it would appear that Norton AntiVirus 2009 has an issue with ZoneAlarm Pro 7.0.483.000 — which I know is going to prompt Tim and Mike to leave comments to the effect: Why are you using ZA anyway?!
What I’m trying to determine now is whether the latest version of ZoneAlarm Pro (version 8) works with Norton AV 2009 … does anyone know?