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Solved: Uninstall Norton Int. Sec.

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Dave L, Nov 20, 2005.

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  1. Dave L

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    Recently purchased an HP that has a trial of Norton IS preloaded. When the trial is up, I plan to load the '06 PC-cillin suite.

    Any special steps to take while uninstalling the Norton to avoid problems?

    Thanks.
     
  2. imjerry

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    Just to uninstall, but for an extra margin of safety I would go to Symantecs site and download and run the Norton IS remover to catch the leftovers !!! Norton throws so many redundant and useless stuff into registry and System 32 that it is a good idea to use the remover !!!!
     
  3. Dave L

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    Thanks
     
  4. 911

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    Follow the advice given by Imjerry. Removing Norton products is not always easy. If it is not done 'correctly' some debris can be left behind that may cause all sorts of problems. Go to the Norton/Symantec website and look for removal procedures for the software to be removed. Be sure you know the correct name and version. In some cases, you must download and run special 'removal' programs to get it all unsnarled from your system.

    http://search.symantec.com/custom/us/query.html

    Enter "removal" and look for your program.
     
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    Follow the rec of "911." DO NOT use the Ws' Control Panel routine, which I believe "Dave" implied.
     
  6. TOGG

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    You can use SymNRT for 04/5/06 versions of NIS and that may be all that is necessary (people that had earlier Norton programs sometimes need to run other tools as well); http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...sf&view=docid&dtype=&prod=&ver=&osv=&osv_lvl=

    If you aren't going to reinstall any other Symantec products, the junk left behind (if you only used Add/Remove) might not cause any future problems, except to bloat your Registry, (but that's a whole different debate!).
     
  7. imjerry

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    Been looking for that URL, You saved me a lot of trouble Jerry
     
  8. Dave L

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    I did visit Symantec's site last night and (finally) navigated to find info about the SymNRT. Symantec made it sound like it only needed to be used if one had problems with Add/Remove uninstall. However, based on comments I'll use it as well to clean up the leftovers.

    Thanks to all.
     
  9. Dave L

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    Should I go to control panel first to uninstall, or go straight to the SymNRT?
     
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  11. Dave L

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    Thanks TOGG.
     
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