Solved: Which Norton Removal tool to use?

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After uninstalling Norton 360 (version 2.0) from my laptop (Vista Home Premium) I can no longer open any internet browsers. Through my research I have determined that I must 1st use the Norton Removal tool and then download either AVG or Microsoft Security Essentials for my protection. When I went to look for the Norton tool I found an overwhelming # of places to download from , the one at the Symantec site has you check which Norton product you have and my version is not listed. Any Ideas?
 

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Download Norton Removal Tool 2010.0.5.18 from here and save it.

Close all open browser and program windows.

Double-click the saved file to run it.

Restart your computer after it finishes.

Run it and restart a second time.

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Two heads thinking alike. :D

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Thanks! Yeah! Now I can open my internet browser. Should I go right ahead and download Microsoft Security Essentials or AVG from my laptop directly or should I download to a thumb drive from my desk top. Which is the better antivirus and which is the best way to install on my laptop? Should I also have Windows Firewall and/or Windows Defender turned on too?
 

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My personal favorites are

AVG 9.0.814 - for combating viruses

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.45 and SUPERAntiSpyware 4.35.0.1002 - for combating malware and spyware

10 different people will give you 10 different opinions on what they like and use.

Windows Defender does a poor job, so I keep it disabled in my Vista computer.

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