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W Turner
05-11-2007, 16:00
How in the *&%#^*& do you get rid of this?

It is jacking up my new desktop something fierce.

I want to get rid of it and install AVG.

Bull

El Duderino
05-11-2007, 16:10
Can't you just go to control panel then add/remove programs and delete it?

PrincessCelica
05-11-2007, 16:12
Nuke it from orbit and buy a new computer. It's the only way to be sure.

Seriously, El Duderino should be correct in his post.

fludy12
05-11-2007, 16:20
Originally posted by El Duderino
Can't you just go to control panel then add/remove programs and delete it?

Worked for me, as well...

What I want to know is how do I get my darned subscription pro-rated back as I still had over 200 days left.

gwalchmai
05-11-2007, 16:25
Originally posted by fludy12
Worked for me, as well...

What I want to know is how do I get my darned subscription pro-rated back as I still had over 200 days left. Stop it. My lips are chapped. :rofl:

Some AV company should have an ad campaign centered around their product's ability to de-Norton your PC.

Gallium
05-11-2007, 16:26
Originally posted by bull68
How in the *&%#^*& do you get rid of this?

It is jacking up my new desktop something fierce.

I want to get rid of it and install AVG.

Bull

Which of the Symantec "anti-virus" programs?

Norton Works?
Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition?
Symantec Antivirus?

and then, which version? 10? 10.1.0? 10.1.5? 10.2? 9? 8?

The easist thing would be to stop the service(s), then uninstall the program.


'Drew

ax157
05-11-2007, 16:29
I maintain that Norton IS a virus, consuming memory and cpu time, infecting everything, and destablizing the computer. :supergrin:

G. Gunman
05-11-2007, 16:39
:) Like the man said: Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Norton Whatever > Remove

El Duderino
05-11-2007, 16:40
Originally posted by fludy12


What I want to know is how do I get my darned subscription pro-rated back as I still had over 200 days left.


Norton!

<img src=http://www.classictvinfo.com/Honeymooners/Honeymooners.jpg>

jtm62
05-11-2007, 16:42
Originally posted by bull68
How in the *&%#^*& do you get rid of this?

It is jacking up my new desktop something fierce.

I want to get rid of it and install AVG.

Bull

Your best bet is to take your computer to the range and have some fun! Then build your own... with the software YOU want! :thumbsup:

Rudy5point0
05-11-2007, 16:43
Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition is the best one. Most of the others are huge resource hogs. AVG works ok for free but sometimes can cause issues,make sure you back-up/restore point before you install it.

Washington,D.C.
05-11-2007, 16:49
http://majorgeeks.com/Norton_Removal_Tool_SymNRT_d4749.html

Gallium
05-11-2007, 16:49
Originally posted by Rudy5point0
Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition is the best one. Most of the others are huge resource hogs. ..

Best of the Symantec offerings, most definately, yes.

Symantec Client Security (NAV + Firewall) also has a relatively small footprint - except at startup.


'Drew

Washington,D.C.
05-11-2007, 16:54
This sorts out a few things that may be "funny" after uninstalling Norton.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Advanced_WindowsCare_v2_Personal_d4991.html

2 Glock 9s
05-11-2007, 17:14
After you uninstall it, make sure that Norton LiveUpdate is gone as well.

boomcat
05-11-2007, 17:35
I've had the same problem. I was installing Norton Systemworks on a fresh install of Win 2K. The install crashed and would not continue, even after rebooting several times. So I used control panel to uninstall it. I rebooted and a quick trip to the control panel showed no NSW or any other Norton or Semantec product installed, but when I attempted to install NSW it reported that there was a previous installation that had to be uninstalled first. A look at the C: drive found no Norton or Semantec products. I searched the Web and found a 22-step process for searching and editing the Registry. Finally, that worked.

GLOCK30JOHN
05-11-2007, 18:23
Go to the Norton website and download the removal tool . It completely removes it from your system unline the add/remove programs in windows. Go check out Kaspersky AV 6.0 its kind of pricey but worth it. It is not a resource hog either. I have been using it for a few months now and I am very pleased with it. Here is a link you can check it out before you decidehttp://www.pcworld.com/article/id,130869-page,1-c,antivirus/article.html

gwalchmai
05-11-2007, 18:35
How many viruses do y'all's AV programs catch per month?

GlockCarry
05-11-2007, 18:48
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039 (http://)

KG4IDA
05-11-2007, 20:24
If it's part of system works, it is harder to get rid of. I would remove system works unless you must use it for something. If you want to talk about resource hogs, I give you Norton Go Back. If you need to install PointSec hard drive encryption, be afraid.

fludy12
05-12-2007, 09:44
Originally posted by El Duderino
Norton!

<img src=http://www.classictvinfo.com/Honeymooners/Honeymooners.jpg>

I'd take 200 nights with Alice back "in the day". :banana:

Frost
05-13-2007, 12:09
Add remove is just the first step.
Symantec programs leave a boat load of crap in the registry.
I suggest jv powertools to take out the trash.
Just be careful. The more powerful the tool the more dangerous it is.

goatranch
05-25-2007, 10:49
+1 on getting rid of Norton. Just got a new Dell E521 with 90 day free trial. Argh! Uninstalled it forth with and post haste.

PC Tools Spyware Doctor with anit-virus and PC Tools firewall.:banana:

IndyGunFreak
05-25-2007, 14:26
Originally posted by gwalchmai
How many viruses do y'all's AV programs catch per month?

0, because I don't run AV.. ;)

I've used The Norton Removal Tool every time I've removed Norton for someone, and it has worked fine. Usually when I remove it for someone, I end up installing AVG/Antivir/Avast to take its place.

I hate software firewalls. I've never used one, and frankly never will. I'd delete the entire Norton Suite of crap from your PC. Once thats done I'd replace it with Avast and either a Linksys/Netgear/DLink hardware firewall/router.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122081

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124007


IGF

Gallium
05-25-2007, 16:04
Originally posted by goatranch
+1 on getting rid of Norton. Just got a new Dell E521 with 90 day free trial. Argh! Uninstalled it forth with and post haste.

PC Tools Spyware Doctor with anit-virus and PC Tools firewall.:banana:

I have about 1/2doz DELL Dimensions I have to work on. They are indentical in build. I do a clean install and then clone the rest of the systems.


'Drew

cassandra
05-27-2007, 07:54
Originally posted by Washington,D.C.
http://majorgeeks.com/Norton_Removal_Tool_SymNRT_d4749.html

Ha, I came to this forum with the same question about Norton. I swear on my main PC it actually scans my local documents when I try to open them.

Anyway I used the tool above and it seems to be okay now, except that when it restarted it went to Nortons site right away for re-installing! :shocked: I restarted it again and it opened clean. But I hope I don't have to put up with this every 3rd start or whatever.

Geez Norton is evil.

WINGS
05-27-2007, 08:05
Originally posted by G. Gunman
:) Like the man said: Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Norton Whatever > Remove

Months after I uninstalled my Norton Anti Virus I was still finding Symantic/Norton entries on my computer.
I bought BitDefender anti virus v10 BTW to replace Norton.

Do a "regedit" and dig into you registery. There are tons of Symantic/Norton entries that you can delete. (Check the "software" tabs in the registry).

Good luck.