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Two Anti Virus Applications on the A2109

2012-11-30, 11:15 AM
I have read here about having to root the A2109 to remove unwanted applications and bloatware.
My question is this, Can you remove the Norton's App without having to root the tablet?

And if not can I still put on my own Anti Virus Application without it interfering with Norton's?

Because I take it Norton's isn't a free app?
Because I've never known Norton's to ever give you anything for free...

And if rooting is nessecary can anyone point me in the right direction on how to root the A2109 and remove all of the crap I may not want?

I've also read on here about also having to unlock the boot loader as well.
Also how do I do this?

Sorry for all the questions but I'm fairly new to android, Although I had dabbled in Linux a few years back.

Thanks again for any and all help that you can give...
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Re: Two Anti Virus Applications on the A2109

2012-11-30, 13:30 PM

You can't remove it completely without root, but you can disable it.  In Settings -> Apps, choose the 'All' tab, find Norton and select it, there should be a button 'Disable'.

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Re: Two Anti Virus Applications on the A2109

2012-11-30, 12:53 PM
The Norton anti virus app is totally independent of the Android OS and therefore can be turned off or on at will and therefore should not interfere with any other app you have. I believe you would need to install mcl's rom to get rid of it altogether.
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Re: Two Anti Virus Applications on the A2109

2012-11-30, 13:30 PM

You can't remove it completely without root, but you can disable it.  In Settings -> Apps, choose the 'All' tab, find Norton and select it, there should be a button 'Disable'.

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Re: Two Anti Virus Applications on the A2109

2012-11-30, 19:50 PM

OK Thanks for the way to disable it I am most grateful.

 

But what are the dirctions to root the device?

And what root program do I user to do it?

 

As well are there other programs included that I may want to disable?

 

Thanks again.

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Re: Two Anti Virus Applications on the A2109

2012-12-01, 18:09 PM

If you're interested in rooting, check out my post here on unlocking the bootloader (and anika's better instructions on setting up fastboot here, and then this thread on installing ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery and root.

 

If you do root, there is an old thread on which system apps are and aren't safe to remove here (particularly read Anika's post that started the thread and mine on the 2nd page).  If you don't root, you can probably disable the same apps that are safe to remove.

 

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Re: Two Anti Virus Applications on the A2109

2012-12-01, 19:45 PM
Thanks for your help.
I'll be sure to check out all of your links that you have given me, This is the directions that I have been looking for.
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Re: Two Anti Virus Applications on the A2109

2013-01-13, 18:38 PM

Have read the discussion related to trying to install a Norton product with a different license.  Spent two hours with Norton to finally be told that you HAVE to remove the version on the tablet.  BUT YOU CANNOT WITHOUT GOING TO WARRANTY-BUSTING MEASURES.  I have received authority to get a refund outside of their normal return policy.  How disappointing!

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Re: Two Anti Virus Applications on the A2109

2013-03-21, 10:41 AM
Sad part of it is they {Norton's} gives you away to renew your subscription with in the program that's already installed on your tablet.
But nothing can be done to get it to renew it's license because it's configured within the ROM itself.
Therefore you can install another I'll say Version ie: Licensed Copy of Norton's on your A2109.
But first you'll either have to root your tablet to take off the stock copy of Norton's. {OR}
Disable the stock copy of Norton's and install another Licensed Copy, Which would be removable if you should so choose to move to another Brand of Anti Virus...

I thought of just disabling it and putting on another copy of Norton's since I didn't choose to root my A2109.
But found it kind of redundent to have two copies of the same program on my tablet.

So I just opted to disable the stock copy of Norton's after my Trial ran out.

And I just put on Avast Free, for Droid.
It's a complete full featured program, And it's footprint is a bit smaller then Norton's 32mb in memory.
Avast on mine is only 24mb in memory.

There are other's but Avast is as full featured as they come in the FREE Dept.
And you get one that's better then most that you pay for in MHO....
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