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#1 yethPC

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 06:36 AM

There was an error coming out when i try to remove Norton anti virus.How can I uninstall it or remove frm the computer without formatting?

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 06:39 AM

well what does the error say?
http://www.freeware-guide.com/dir/util/uninst.html
try uninstall programs
then tell us what happens

Edited by Commander Gman, 13 June 2007 - 06:41 AM.

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 07:59 AM

Below is a link to Norton's Removal Tool.
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...005033108162039

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#4 yethPC

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 07:57 AM

Is there any other way to do this without using dowloaded third-party software?How can I forcely remove this w/o formatting and using removal tool?Can windows registry be helpful?Thanks

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 10:38 AM

I've heard from people that sometimes it's really hard to remove AV-programs.
Unfortunately, I don't remember how to remove them. :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 11:04 AM

Using Norton's Removal Tool is the best way of uninstalling this program from your computer. It is perfectly safe.
If it's apparent that there are any remnants of Norton Anti-Virus remaining after running this utility, then you may have to go into the registry and pick out any entries belonging to Norton or Symantec.

Remember that if you are going to edit the registry, it's important to back it up first.
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 11:09 AM

Here is where you can find the latest Norton Removal tool: ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_...a/removal_tools

The ftp sites always seem to run quicker for me, and, FWIW, McAfee also makes special removal tools for their products.
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 11:45 AM

If another opinion helps, it may be worth adding that I too had difficulty removing Norton, but the Norton Removal Tool did the job.
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