Umm I believe there was a thread before asking on how to get rid of Norton. I believe the person was unsuccessful. However have no fear! I've found the solution. Norton Removal Tool (symnrt) http://www.techspot.com/downloads/1437-norton-removal-tool-symnrt.html I'm pretty sure most people know about this program, but just giving a heads up to those who don't. This is a legit program licensed by Norton itself. I've used it myself to get rid of a stubborn 2004 version. I have 2006 rite now but maybe I should just ditch it for good lol. If the techspot link doesn't work, simply go to google and type in symnrt. Cheers! P.S. For recommended replacements of Norton, please scroll down below. Have fun saving money and system resources!