Add/Remove Problem (Norton)

By }{yBr!D^ ยท 4 replies
Oct 29, 2005
  1. I'm having problems trying to remove NIS 2005... I tried to remove it a while back but the lights went out in the process... so now I can't get rid of it. How would I go by removing it from the add and remove list and the remaining files in the PC? (registry.)
  2. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Posts: 259

    try starting the norton setup. there should be an option to repair. once repaired the installation you can fully uninstall it.. if not you could manually delete norton and then get a program like registry mechanic to sort out your registry for you.
  3. }{yBr!D^

    }{yBr!D^ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Well, I tried that repair thing but when the autostart pop's out and i click on the installation link it just went away and didn't do anything.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    If there is any NIS symbol in the system tray, rightclick on it and exit the program(s).
    Use Explorer to do a file/directory search, and delete any and all directories with names like NAV, NIS, Symantec and Norton.
    Go into Regedit and make a full backup.
    Start a Find Norton and after that a Find Symantec.
    Delete any keys you find. Press F3 for the next find. It's a tedious job (especially the CLSIDs), which will take you the better part of an hour.
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    There is also a Norton remover application that I`m led to believe can help.

    You can get it HERE

    Regards Howard :)
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