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#1 chucky2

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:48 PM

My friend just purchased Win8 and it came with Nortons Security System for a limited time...he then purchased Mcaffe and asked me to install it.. I will uninstall Nortons.. but I am aware it is not easy to completely uninstall ...so normally I use Revo uninstaller for a clean uninstall on my own computer which is still running XP

my question ..I am not up on Win 8 and was wondering would it be OK to download Revo and uninstall Nortons safely....  or just uninstall using control panel... add remove programs

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 27 July 2014 - 09:01 PM.
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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:53 PM

Norton Removal Tool Download

 

See if this helps you out.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:07 PM

Anti-virus software components insert themselves deep into the operating systems core where they install kernel mode drivers that load at boot-up and create files/folders/registry entries in various locations. Sometimes the uninstall works more effectively if you first stop and disable the program's service (and associated processes) or perform the removal in safe mode so there are less processes which can interfere with the uninstallation.

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It is not uncommon for some anti-virus programs to not completely uninstall itself using the usual method of Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. In many cases anti-virus vendors provide clean-up utilities on their web sites to remove remnants left behind after unintalling or for a failed uninstall. The link provided by Cobalt006 for downloading the Norton Removal Tool redirects to the vendor's website.
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