Help! Unisntalling Norton - Failed !!!

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by percy, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hi. I had been trying to uninstall a norton product but can't. I had already download the newest uninstaller from symantec and even run symantec's script to remove all temp files left by norton but still when I ran the norton uninstaller, it would show that the uninstaller is expired.
    Is there any other way to remove norton?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    change your clock back a few months then try and run it again
     
  3. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Norton seems to embed itself quite a bit. If you really want it gone I would format and reinstall windows.

    I avoid Norton like the plague.
     
  4. Johnny

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    The only way to uninstall norton is to do a reformat. You will never get rid of it all ...
     
  5. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I will try dating back and last resort is to do a reformat.
    Any other options are welcome. :)
     
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  7. ray_gillespie

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    I helped someone remove Norton once - in the end (they didn't want to re-format for some reason) I think I had to remove most of the registry entries and run one of those 'symantec uninstaller' programs.

    How long have you had Norton installed? Can you do a 'system restore' to a point before you had it?
     
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  9. Johnny

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    I would still reformat. I don't trust anything that comes from symantec..
     
  10. Dark Atheist

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    when peter norton owned it - all was good
     
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