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ctuna

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I have Norton Internet security 2000 installed in 2000. Don't need it any more and need to delete it. Went into the Add/Remove in the control panel and removed the listing. Rebooted and the icon was still in the start up menu.
Checked the add/remove and it was gone. Checked in the explore and found the total program. Deleted the program and all files, Rebooted and the computer was shot and would not load. Used GoBack and got going again but need a procedure to remove this program. Check Norton site and it is too old for them to worry about. Any ideas??
Windows 98SE
256 RAM
800 CPU
 
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Norton is an insidious program--very tough to get rid of. I tried to get rid of Norton Virus and it was very resistent. I ended up going through every registry listing for Norton and then installing Zone Alarm and Avg---works great.
 

ctuna

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Thanks I will try the uninstall program first and then the edit the registry
Will post back in a few days with the results
 
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The biggest problem with Norton/Symantec is getting it shut down so the uninstall actually works. I use EndItAll v.1 which you can get here:

http://www.compu-docs.com/links.htm

Then I uninstall ALL Norton products. Don't forget LiveUpdate and LiveReg.

Once they're all uninstalled, do a full computer search for "Symantec" and "Norton'" and delete everything you find.

Then run a registry cleaner to get rid of anything left behind. I use EasyCleaner which you can get here:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download414.html

And that always does it for me. At this point if there's any Symantec products that you actually want, reinstall them.
 

ctuna

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Used the Norton uninstall program and it seemed to do the job. Thanks to all for the help.
 
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