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Removal of SymInstallStub


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#1 Bubble10

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:45 AM

I updated my Adobe Flash Player and another one. I unchecked the Norton Free-Software when downloaded, but now I got the SymInstallStub on my PC and can't get rid of it. If I just delete it, it will remove the shortcut only. I can't find it under add/remove program :-( Any suggestions how to remove it from my PC?

P.S> I did not install the Software. (That was under Properties "Target""C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Adobe\Shockwave 11\SymInstallStub.exe" /partnerid=adobe /productlist=nss /staging=false /delay=0 /lang=English /desktopshortcut=1 /startmenushortcut=1 /task)and under Location: C:\Users\JF\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:30 PM

For some odd reason Norton installed itself and now SymInstallStub is gone. Was able to remove Norton via the Add/Remove Window.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:43 PM

when I uninstall software i like to use revo uninstaller because when uninstalling a software bit and pieces get left behind. and revo cleans them up :thumbsup:


sadly i am not a fan of Norton, it does it job, but stubborn to uninstall. paid anti-virus is good until it runs out of subscription then leaves you unprotected until you pay again.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:56 PM

Adobe, Java and many other vendors have been bundling third-party software in their download packages.
That's why it is important to read the EULA and everything very carefully. You should be able to uncheck the box to include the Norton Security Scan or McAfee Security Scan Plus and any free toolbars that are offered during installation or updates unless you want them. Unfortunately some users have reported doing this and the bundled software is still being downloaded.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:57 PM

Adobe, Java and many other vendors have been bundling third-party software in their download packages.


That's why it is important to read the EULA and everything very carefully. You should be able to uncheck the box to include the Norton Security Scan or McAfee Security Scan Plus and any free toolbars that are offered during installation or updates unless you want them. Unfortunately some users have reported doing this and the bundled software is still being downloaded.


very true, lot of people forget to uncheck the boxs when installing software.




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