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Posted on 2004-10-05
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I recently updated my NIS withn the latest version.  what I had andn what I now have are both paid for versions. I don't think I remembered to uninstall the previous version and if I remember correctly, it appeared as if Norton did that during installation. I didn't give it any thought until I was at start>(right click)explore>local disc (C)>program files and happened to notice a folder titled "Norton Antivirus" and below it a file titled "Norton Internet Security". So I opened the NIS folder and as I suspected, inside was a folder titled "NortonAntiVirus". the NAV in a folder by itself is the old one. (I have no idea how it was and wasn't removed with the NIS that was originally with it.) it is around 13 and a half megs in size and propertiesshows it as having 115 files 0 folders. The NAV inside the NIS folder that was all downloaded recently shows similar properties to the other.... approx 13 and a half megs 118 files, 4 folders.
i am assuming i can delete the old NAV folder, yes?  and since it is not listed (NIS is but NAV isn't) in the add/remove programs, delete is my only option, yes? (other than keeping it but if i don't need it, why tie up 13 and one half megs of space when my C disc is already 2/3 full?) I just wanted a second opinion in case i am incorrect. thanks.
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Your best bet if you plan to delete something is to RENAME (I like to add .BAD to the end) or MOVE the folder to another location or drive.

The recycle bin is NOT a safe place to store anything. If everything runs okay for a while after rebooting you are probably okay to delete it.

Additionally, I would suggest that the files you found may be a download cache instead of the final installation location but that is ONLY a guess.
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