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How to Transfer Norton AntiVirus to a New Computer

AntiVirus programs can be termed as a shield for your personal computer which protects your computer from any external threats. A threat can be anything like a virus, malware, spyware, Trojan, etc which spread through internet and any external devices like pen drive, floppy drive.

These malicious programs can harm your computer in many ways. They multiply themselves and waste a large amount of system resource. These programs can also slow down the system performance and sometime these programs also pass the important information from your computer to the hackers.

If we do not take care of the problem on time, these programs can also damage the system files and can lead the system to no boot situation as well.

That is why we use antivirus application which can detect and remove such threats from our computer and Norton is one of them. It is a very strong antivirus application which provides complete protection to your computer.

Norton is a subscription based service which means you need to purchase the license and then only you can get the benefit of the antivirus application. This also leads to a question that, what if you get a new computer during the antivirus subscription?

Norton AntivirusYou don’t have to worry about it; you can transfer the subscription of this antivirus application to a new computer and below are some of the basic steps to do so:

Step1:

The first step is to uninstall the Norton Antivirus application from the old computer.

TO perform this, you need to go to ‘Start Menu” select “Control Panel” and then click on ‘Add remove programs. This will populate the list of applications installed on your computer and you need to select the Norton.

Highlight the Norton application from the list and then click on remove. This will remove the application from your computer and it will ask you to reboot your computer so that the changes can take effect.

Step2:

Now, you need to install Norton application on a new computer. You can do it either by the CD provided by the manufacturer or either by downloading the exe file provided by the download link. All you need to do is to double click on the installation file and it will initiate the installation process.

Step3:

At this point, you will see some screens which will ask you to enter some information. A box will be shown up which will ask you to insert the email account and the password registered with Norton. This information can be pulled out from mynortonaccount.com if you are not sure what information you passed at the time of registering your copy of Norton.

Step4:

You must update the Norton program after the installation is completed because it is going to be a fresh copy of the antivirus and all the updates would not be present in it. You would also need to register your product with new computer and then it is good to go.

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