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Symantec Remnants


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#1 chayisun

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:53 PM

Hi:

Well, This is actually not a real problem, not like some of them on here....I shudder when I see just WHAT can happen....

I was checking the registry and I found some 47 Symantec "bits" there. I had Symantec on the computer, at one time, but deleted it when I purchased McAfee Total Protection....At least I thought I'd deleted it.

My question is can I safely delete the 47 bits of Symantec from the registry? I hope so.

Anyway, thanks for any information you can give me....

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 03:22 PM

Norton is notorious for leaving behind traces of itself. Before fiddling with the registry, try the Norton Removal tool.

There is a thread devoted to the tool here at BC. (link below)
Scroll down to post number 5 by Quietman. The link to the latest version is there.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34671/how-to-remove-your-norton-products/

It is advised that you back up your registry before running the tool.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 12 August 2008 - 03:26 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2008 - 04:43 PM

Thanks so much. I will be sure to back up the registry. With the way I do things, I'd better... :thumbsup:




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