Norton Internet Security 2005 installation problems

By sidsiv ยท 9 replies
Jun 26, 2005
  1. I just tried installing Norton Internet Security 2005. The installation proceeded smoothly until the point when u need to restart the pc. After restarting the pc got hunged up. I am unable to uninstall NIS as it gives an error saying "the previous installation was not complete". Pls help me find a solution.. I just want get rid of NIS and restore my pc to normal functioning.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    We all know that Norton is a PoS.
    What we do NOT know, is what Windows version you are running.
    If you have XP, use one of your restore points to roll back to BEFORE you installed that crap.
    If not, you will have to try and remove it manually with the help of about 20 pages of Norton gibberish uninstall instructions from their website (IF you can find those).
    It's probably faster to reinstall your whole PC without the crap.
  3. Hennacat

    Hennacat TS Rookie

    Me too.

    :( Hi everyone, I am new here, feeling pretty desperate as I too, have just installed Norton Internet Security and my PC now won't do anything at all. It restarts but then freezes. I cannot even get into the Add/remove programs section, or connect to the internet so all of the Symantec online 'help' (ha ha ha 'help'!!) is of no use to me. If I click on the start menu it takes about 30 minutes to appear and then locks.

    Please, please, please is there anything at all that I can do to make my PC work again?

    Thank you


  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    If that works and get rids of the :evil: crap, you go to the the top of the class! :approve:
  6. Dlisenkoff

    Dlisenkoff TS Rookie

    New - don't know what do to - I need to know

    once I have read an email, without opening it, in Norton Spam - it disappears - doesn't go into delete. I have lost importan emails - do you know where they go?

    Thank you so much!

  7. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    How can you read an email without opening it?
    Are your spam-filters set up properly?
    Big question, why do you use Norton? There are much better programs out there, some of them even free!

    Only Norton knows where they go, I guess. Should be visible in their setup perhaps?
  8. Dlisenkoff

    Dlisenkoff TS Rookie


    I have what I call a double screen - not a techie. As I am going down the spam list the email is readable on the lower screen.

    It came with my Gateway computer.

    I also have AVG on my computer.

    I get about 500 junk-emails daily - before Norton they came into my In box - I kept trying to sent the address to Outlook Junk file- but got over whelmed.

    I don't know how to set filters - other than through the organize.

    Thanks, Daze'
  9. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    My, you must be popular!

    Time to look into a program such as MailWasher, which filters out Spam, before you even download the email.

    If you use Outlook Express, change over to Mozilla Thunderbird, much safer.

    Maybe also time to get a new email-address?
  10. Dlisenkoff

    Dlisenkoff TS Rookie

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