Solved: Reinstall NIS

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norton850

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I was greeting this morning by a corrupt system32\config\system message. After the usual much fooling around things are up and running again with the exception that Norton Internet Security 2003 would not load. "Internal error needs to close" and "try running updater", which of course didn't work. Attempts to uninstall NIS with the program's uninstaller and from Windows Add/Remove programs brings up a "windows installer may be corrupt" message. Using the Rnis.exe program from Symantec I uninstalled NIS and removed all references to the progam that I can find.

Now unable to reinstall NIS. I get a Windows installer may be corrupt or you may have a virus preventing installation message. The installer works fine with everything except NIS. The virus is possible but unlikely. I've tried online antivirus scanners like TrendMicro, but they get as far as installing active x controlls and go no further. I don't see anything in my internet security settings that should be blocking active x..

Symantec doesn't feel a 2003 program is worth supporting. I don't mind updating it but I'm worried I will have the exact same problem. The idea that I'm on the net without any security is not good. So I'm going to shut down and use another system where things are secure.

All help appreciated.
 
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