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Old 30 January 2007, 16:02   #1
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Uninstalling Norton Anti Virus

Norton seems to be corrupting whole system. Have tried to uninstall and used add/remove programmes but does not respond as fails to recognise commmand. Anybody any advice?
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Old 30 January 2007, 16:32   #2
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We come across this all the time. Norton causes more damage to a computer than any virus!!!

Often the uninstall process goes wrong - I sometimes wonder if it's deliberate. Then again Norton puts so much rubbish in the registrey it's not suprising.

To be honest if it has gone badly wrong a reinstall of windows would be safer. In future use AVG free - much better!!!
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Old 30 January 2007, 17:18   #3
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You can only properly uninstall Norton by using the original CD and getting Norton to do the uninstall for you. Somewhere in the manual it mentions this.

It is possible/likely that you've deleted some of the files by using the Windows remove programs option and Norton won't then behave. However, my Norton CD has a reinstall or repair option, whether all versions have this I don't know, and using this puts Norton back together again, following that you can do a proper uninstall.
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Old 31 January 2007, 13:03   #4
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Thanks for replies guys. Will look for original CD and then use AVG as a number have recommened it. Cheers for that.
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I have used AVG (free) for a few years and I commbine it with STinger from Macafee also free the latter being an innoculator. They both work well togethr.
Got Norton free with this PC for 3 months and Bought actual prog too. WHen I tried to upgrade and ran into trouble.

3 months up soon, need toget it right. I seem to recall that AVG website was Grisoft.com
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I used norton for a few years cos I thought it was the industry leader.. still managed to get some guy buying $600 worth of pharmacuticals from Wisconsin! TWICE!
anyway, got avg(free edition) and combined it with spyware doctor (about 45q) no problems, runs like a purry kitten! Will never use norton again.
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