Norton removal.

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Old 11-28-06, 04:53 AM
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Norton removal.

After hearing good things about AVG I installed it and so far I like it. The free part is best. Anyway to my question.

My machine currently running XP Pro has Norton on it. There is no un-install option and I want to make sure I get rid of the entire thing so there are no errors when restarting the machine. Do I just go to control panel and remove anything Symantic or what ??
 
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Old 11-28-06, 05:06 AM
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I'm certainly no expert, but I'd just use the add/remove programs option from the control panel.
 
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Follow the directions available on the Symantec web site.
 
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Old 11-28-06, 06:08 AM
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Thanks guys. Their websites removal instructions was to just go to control panel and remove it. Worked just fine.

Thanks again.
 
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FYI, They have additional instructions available in case using the Add/Remove Programs window does not work.
 
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The last time I removed Norton from a system, it took a couple hours.. The problem is that Norton installs itself deeply into the system.. The same is true with MaCafee..

1. Use add/remove programs to uninstall it.. Reboot..
2. Delete the Norton directory.. Reboot..

BACKUP THE REGISTRY

Now, you have to run regedit and search for any instance of Norton, and the entries won't always be named "Norton"..
Delete any instance you find.. This is the part that takes time..
Using a program such as Registry Mechanic can help..
 
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