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hi all ,
i use a laptop that's like 4 years old and belonged to my brother . he
got it from a firm he used to work in . now the problem is that it
contains symantec anti-virus . i thought about trying my hand at other
products so i had to uninstall it . that's where things got out of
hand . i uninstalled the live update first ( which was quick as
flash ) . and then proceeded to uninstall the antivir . but guess what
- it's password protected . and worst of all - i dont know  the
password and nor can i recover it from my brother . now i can't update
it , can't uninstall it , basically - i am stuck .
suggestions please .
     thanking in anticipation . Vaibhav.

Re: symantec query

On Sat, 12 Apr 2008 12:07:12 -0700 (PDT), Vaib wrote:

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Download and run the Norton Removal Tool
http://service1.symantec.com/support/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039?OpenDocument&seg=hm&lg=en&ct=us

Re: symantec query

On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 08:30:28 +0700, Kayman

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Howdy,

I have had horrendous experiences with the failure of the
Norton Removal Tool to do a complete job.

Others may have more luck, but the hassles I had eventually
caused me to do a complete re-install of Windows.

All the best,
--
Kenneth

If you email... Please remove the "SPAMLESS."

Re: symantec query

On Sat, 12 Apr 2008 22:01:14 -0400, Kenneth wrote:

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Sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience, Kenneth.
I guess, you must've been extremely unlucky... I've never heard from
anybody taken such a drastic step :(

Re: symantec query

On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 10:46:16 +0700, Kayman

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Norton is so bloated they've had to come up with different removal tools
for different versions of their software.  Make sure you get the right
version or it won't work.
--
Michael Cecil
http://macecil.googlepages.com/index.htm
http://macecil.googlepages.com/safehex.htm
http://macecil.googlepages.com/hackingvista.htm

Re: symantec query

On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 00:21:25 -0500, Michael Cecil

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Hello again,

When I had the problem I mentioned (frequent error dialogs
telling me that Norton anti-worm tools were not functioning
properly) I used every removal tool they offered. Nothing
helped.

And, by the way, at the time of the difficulty, I
communicated with lots of folks with similar problems.

Unlucky, yes... Alone, no.

All the best,
--
Kenneth

If you email... Please remove the "SPAMLESS."

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well thanx all of u . i finally uninstalled it in a clean way . i just
provided the password as "symantec" and job done . thats it .

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