Totally Removing Norton!

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Hi,

I used the Norton Uninstall Tool and the program seems to be gone. BUT when
I check with Windows Security Center it indicates that Norton is installed
and running! How do I totally get rid of it and what problems could this
lingering problem create with other ant-virus software I might install?

Thanks,

Marc



Re: Totally Removing Norton!

Hi Sasha - Go here and follow the directions:
http://basconotw.mvps.org/SymRem.htm

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Regards, Jim Byrd, MS-MVP/DTS/AH-VSOP
My Blog, Defending Your Machine, here:
http://DefendingYourMachine.blogspot.com /



|| Hi,
||
|| I used the Norton Uninstall Tool and the program seems to be gone. BUT
when
|| I check with Windows Security Center it indicates that Norton is
installed
|| and running! How do I totally get rid of it and what problems could this
|| lingering problem create with other ant-virus software I might install?
||
|| Thanks,
||
|| Marc



Re: Totally Removing Norton!

On Thu, 1 Jun 2006 11:21:48 -0700, "Jim Byrd"

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Hi Jim, excellent link! It's ok to link to this website?

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Regards, Ian Kenefick
http://www.IK-CS.com

Re: Totally Removing Norton!

Hi Ian - Well, probably OK, AFAIK (I reference it in posts all the time),
but you might want to drop a line to the webmaster, MVP Brian A., here
first:

 mailto:postmaster02 @ comcast.net, here  (remove the spaces, of course
     )

--
Regards, Jim Byrd, MS-MVP/DTS/AH-VSOP
My Blog, Defending Your Machine, here:
http://DefendingYourMachine.blogspot.com /



|| On Thu, 1 Jun 2006 11:21:48 -0700, "Jim Byrd"
||
||| Hi Sasha - Go here and follow the directions:
||| http://basconotw.mvps.org/SymRem.htm
||
|| Hi Jim, excellent link! It's ok to link to this website?
||
|| --
|| Regards, Ian Kenefick
|| http://www.IK-CS.com



Re: Totally Removing Norton!

On Thu, 1 Jun 2006 13:10:50 -0700, "Jim Byrd"

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Cheers :)


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Regards, Ian Kenefick
http://www.IK-CS.com

Re: Totally Removing Norton!

Hi Ian - I had occasion to check with Brian on one of our private MVP lists,
and he informs me that linking is fine.  (He's currently updating some links
there over the next few days because of some changes at Symantec's, BTW.)

--
Regards, Jim Byrd, MS-MVP/DTS/AH-VSOP
My Blog, Defending Your Machine, here:
http://DefendingYourMachine.blogspot.com /



|| On Thu, 1 Jun 2006 13:10:50 -0700, "Jim Byrd"
||
||| Hi Ian - Well, probably OK, AFAIK (I reference it in posts all the
time),
||| but you might want to drop a line to the webmaster, MVP Brian A., here
||| first:
|||
||| <snip>, here  (remove the spaces, of course
|||     )
||
|| Cheers :)
||
||
|| --
|| Regards, Ian Kenefick
|| http://www.IK-CS.com



Re: Totally Removing Norton!

On Fri, 2 Jun 2006 20:29:52 -0700, "Jim Byrd"

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Thanks for getting back to me Jim.

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Regards, Ian Kenefick
http://www.IK-CS.com

Re: Totally Removing Norton!

Norton is nowhere to be found.....but still shows up as "running" in the
Windows security center!
Also shows Norton firewall is installed. So basically it has apprpriated the
WSC function! Anyway to remove this pest from the WSC?

Thanks,

Marc



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Re: Totally Removing Norton!

Sasha Gottfried wrote:
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This is a suggested option, not a recommendation. I have used it to
successfully remove products that just won't uninstall properly:

1. Back up your registry first and/or Image your HD in case the registry
becomes corrupt. ERUNT is an excellent program for backing up the
registry. Make sure you understand how to restore your registry if your
system will not reboot, successfully.

2. Acquire a copy of jv 16 Power Tools 2006. It's very inexpensive.

3. After installing jv 16, use the software manager to uninstall all
Symantec software.

4.  Run the Registry Cleaner and remove all traces of Symantec software.
If offered an option to back-up first, choose yes.

5. Run the Registry Finder and search for all instances of "Symantec"
and/or "Norton". Select all instances and choose remove. If offered an
option to back-up first, choose yes.

6. Search for all Symantec files and folders using Windows Search
Utility. Delete all items found.

Reboot your system. You should now find no traces whatsoever of any
Symantec Products.

Re: Totally Removing Norton!

Thanks............I'll look into it.

marc


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A program known as regseeker can also be used for hunting symantec in the
registry, and it's free. :) Googling should locate you a copy.

You can also check on microsofts website for the registry keys concerning
which antivirus/firewall (if any) are installed and known to the security
center. I just don't remember the key offhand, or I'd just provide it.
Sorry.


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