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How to get rid of Norton Antivirus?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by W Turner, May 11, 2007.

  1. W Turner

    W Turner

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    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
     
  2. El Duderino

    El Duderino Go Gators!

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    Can't you just go to control panel then add/remove programs and delete it?
     


  3. PrincessCelica

    PrincessCelica

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    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.
     
  4. fludy12

    fludy12 Fling Wing

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    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.
     
  5. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    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.
     
  6. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

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    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
     
  7. ax157

    ax157 Libertarian

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    I maintain that Norton IS a virus, consuming memory and cpu time, infecting everything, and destablizing the computer. :supergrin:
     
  8. G. Gunman

    G. Gunman Draw Varmint!

    :) Like the man said: Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Norton Whatever > Remove
     
  9. El Duderino

    El Duderino Go Gators!

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    Norton!

    <img src=http://www.classictvinfo.com/Honeymooners/Honeymooners.jpg>
     
  10. jtm62

    jtm62 CLM

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    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:
     
  11. Rudy5point0

    Rudy5point0

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    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.
     
  12. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

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    Best of the Symantec offerings, most definately, yes.

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


    'Drew
     
  13. 2 Glock 9s

    2 Glock 9s It's on cuz!

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    After you uninstall it, make sure that Norton LiveUpdate is gone as well.
     
  14. boomcat

    boomcat

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    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.
     
  15. GLOCK30JOHN

    GLOCK30JOHN

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    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
     
  16. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    How many viruses do y'all's AV programs catch per month?
     
  17. KG4IDA

    KG4IDA

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    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.