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Uninstall Norton

by 1Chris / March 29, 2008 12:00 PM PDT

I got a new HP machine running Vista with I guess the most recent Norton antivirus. Subscriptions up and I wanna get rid of it. I saw here a few months ago that Symantec made it difficult to remove their stuff. What's the deal here?

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Not difficult. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 29, 2008 12:05 PM PDT
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Use Add/Remove and uninstall the AV first. Then the Live Reg, then the Live update. The last two may tell you that they've already been removed, and will remove the Control Panel icon.

When it's finished I recommend AVG free by Grisoft.

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You may want to run
by lacsr / March 29, 2008 9:35 PM PDT
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Removing Norton
by 1Chris / March 30, 2008 3:56 AM PDT
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Why do they make it so convoluted to remove their stuff?
Why should we need to download anything frin Symantec to remove their stuff?

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Lots Of Registry Entries Can Remain...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 30, 2008 4:49 AM PDT
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I've uninstalled Norton from quite a few new computers and I follow the other's folks advice by doing BOTH procedures.. I first, uninstall from the Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs section, THEN I run the Norton Removal Tool. It seems to remove everything Norton.

Hope this helps.


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Follow these instructuions, easy thing to do!
by joelisafreak123 / March 30, 2008 5:51 AM PDT
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It is like so easy to do.
Ok, go to the START menu. Then click on Control Panel. Then Click on clasic view(it should be on the left side). Then click on add/remove programs (its an icon) then select norton and click on uninstall and it will take u to the Norton uninstall page. Just click on next from there on and it'll uninstall. ****If you want to keep it on, but not run it every time you turn on your computer, do a search for msconfig. After the search finds it as a .exe click on and then select startup on the top tab. Then unselect Norton. It will still be on your computer, but it won't be taking up memory or speed. It will still be on your harddrive****************** Hope i could help

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