Windows 10: Microsoft scanner keeps finding infected files and viruses after Norton and McAfee ran

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  1. IvanGelb Win User

    Microsoft scanner keeps finding infected files and viruses after Norton and McAfee ran


    Microsoft scanner keeps finding infected files and viruses after Norton and McAfee ran. First we were Norton and now a McAfee customer, when we found that after installing the software the Microsoft scanner keeps finding infected files and viruses after Norton and McAfee ran.Demanded refund from Norton they gave it. Now MacAfee is the same result.Can anyone help? Which vendor/tool can help us with this? Who should we seek hand holding from to be safe. We do like the McAfee interface much more than Norton's.

    :)
     
    IvanGelb, Mar 25, 2022
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  2. Megasty Win User

    Norton 2009 is Fast

    I will forever think that norton is the biggest viruses you can install on your rig, no matter how fast it gets. Hell, if you can't uninstall it yourself, its a virus...& comcast is giving away mcafee *Wtf :wtf: The only thing that's good about it is that it updates itself 4 times a day. You can actually uninstall it too. I won't be trying norton again unless I want to completely wreck my rig.

    Now that is funny as hell...
     
    Megasty, Mar 25, 2022
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  3. GopherMan Win User
    Win10 1803 Fail - Needs Non-Existant McAfee Uninstalled

    Problem resolved. Don't ask my which one of these steps fixed it:
    - Ran both McAfee and Norton uninstall tools twice (reboot after each uninstall).
    - Found and removed all registry entries containing "McAfee", "Network Associates", "Norton", and "Symantec"
    - Found and removed all files/folders containing "McAfee", "Network Associates", "Norton", and "Symantec"
    I would be shocked (or would I?) if Windows Update was getting tripped up on some Norton artifact and reporting it was McAfee.
    But I did find that the Norton uninstall left a LOT of ...stuff... laying around. Not impressed.
     
    GopherMan, Mar 25, 2022
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  4. fps_dean Win User

    Microsoft scanner keeps finding infected files and viruses after Norton and McAfee ran

    Norton 2009 is Fast

    Too bad it's norton... the only virus it will detect is 10 years old!

    The last time I used Norton, it told me the computer was clean. AVG listed 5500 viruses and I could go through the system32 folder and tell they had viruses by looking at the files.
     
    fps_dean, Mar 25, 2022
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