Norton Anti-virus install problems

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I was trying to install Norton Anti-Virus, and a few minutes into the
install it stopped and gave the following error:

SYMANT~1.EXE - Application Error
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005).  Click on
OK to terminate the application.

After clicking OK, I get the same exact message for LUCOMS~1.EXE, and
after clicking OK once again, it said the installation failed.  I have
tried this multiple times, each time completely uninstalling and then
restarting the computer, but to no avail.  I have also searched Google
a lot, and no one seemed to have a solution.  Any help would be
appreciated.

Also, I don't know if this is related, but the same type of thing
happened with McAfee virus scan on my computer.  It installed, but
every time I tried to run it it crashed with that same application
error as above.

Thank you.
--Mets501


Re: Norton Anti-virus install problems



mets501@gmail.com wrote:
: I was trying to install Norton Anti-Virus, and a few minutes into the
: install it stopped and gave the following error:
:
: SYMANT~1.EXE - Application Error
: The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005).  Click on
: OK to terminate the application.
:
: After clicking OK, I get the same exact message for LUCOMS~1.EXE, and
: after clicking OK once again, it said the installation failed.  I have
: tried this multiple times, each time completely uninstalling and then
: restarting the computer, but to no avail.  I have also searched Google
: a lot, and no one seemed to have a solution.  Any help would be
: appreciated.
:
: Also, I don't know if this is related, but the same type of thing
: happened with McAfee virus scan on my computer.  It installed, but
: every time I tried to run it it crashed with that same application
: error as above.
:
: Thank you.
: --Mets501

Here's a good place to start looking
http://www.symantec.com/home_homeoffice/support/selectproduct_ts.jsp

Larry



Re: Norton Anti-virus install problems

mets501@gmail.com writes:

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Unfortunately that ws your first mistake.  ;-)

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Have you run a chkdsk recently?  Hardware problems with your disk
going south can cause this, as can bad memory or a motherboard
problem.   Also there is malware out there that will prevent the
installation of the major AV players.  

Try david lipman's multi_av.exe   command line scanners.  If that
fails too, you may want to investigate offline scanning with a Knoppix
cd and clamav or by dropping your hard drive into another computer and
having it scnaned.

Best Regards,
--
Todd H.
http://www.toddh.net /

Re: Norton Anti-virus install problems

Interesting, I'll try a chkdsk, multi_av.exe, and Knoppix and see what
I can do.  Thanks for the suggestions!
If you're curious, the hard drive is about 1 year old, so I don't think
it should be going sour yet.
And I had to install Norton, it was on sale at Best Buy on Black
Friday. :-)

Todd H. wrote:
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You could also try an online antivirus scan if you have trouble running one
locally.

http://housecall.trendmicro.com /




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