Problem uninstalling Norton AntiVirus

By Anonymous Danny
Feb 26, 2005
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  1. Ok...here's what happened. A while back, I decided to uninstall Norton Antivirus because I had another antivirus program so i really didn't need it. so i uninstalled it. but when i rebooted, it would keep trying to run virus checks and said that norton needed to do it but couldn't. so i decided to reninstall it so that i could check into why it did that. but now that i want to uninstall it again the norton antivirus program does not show up under add or remove programs so i have no way of removing it. i kno its on there, but am not sure what to do to get rid of it. any suggestions?
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    use this freeware app called Norton remover

    you can find it through a google search
  3. Anonymous Danny

    Anonymous Danny Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 48

    problem solved, thnx much
  4. ToddRoyer

    ToddRoyer Newcomer, in training

    Danny, I had a very similar problem last year and had to have my (HTP?) stacks rebuilt as a result of removing Norton system works. It gets deeply into the registry and is very difficult to remove. I have to say, (I realize this sounds timid), unless you're willing to rebuild your entire system, leave Norton alone.
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