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I have had Norton Security installed since January 2008 on

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I have had Norton Security installed since January 2008 on Windows Vista. I have recently upgraded to a new laptop (Windows 8.1) and installer downloaded a temporary version of Norton 16 (trial period now ended). What should I do now? My main problem is that I still have to occasionally use previous laptop for items 8.1 doesn't seem able to handle but don't want to pay for two systems. Help!!
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Software
Expert:  Josh replied 4 years ago.
Hi! My name is Josh and I will be assisting you. Let's get started!

I would recommend keeping Norton Security on the Vista laptop and installing two security programs that I can recommend that are free and work just as well; Are you okay with that route?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Expert:  Josh replied 4 years ago.

Please download Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and Malware Bytes.

MSE download here ---->

Malware Bytes ---->

They are both FREE and if you are prompted to start a trial with Malware Bytes please DECLINE otherwise you will have to pay.

Both of these programs are better than Norton in my opinion