Removed NAV 2005, problems...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by maffew, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. maffew

    maffew OSNN Junior Addict

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    I recently removed Norton Anti-virus 2005, (huge speed increase) becuase it kept crashing on me. After I removed it, the stuborn error that i had on start up disapeared and boot time was almost cut in half.

    Anyway, now that i removed it I am not able to use "search". When I press it nothing happens. ( I'm refering to the search button when you press start. The one with the dog :squareeye)

    P.S. Avast or AVG ?

    Running XP Pro
     
  2. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    AVG.



    Download and run Symantecs product removal tool.
     
  3. maffew

    maffew OSNN Junior Addict

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    What product removal tool?
    I searched the symantec site and couldnt find one for 05'
     
  4. skizo

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    What did the error say? Did it create a log of the error?

    You can do as Steevo said and go to www.symantec.com and use a removal tool. I had to use one before about two years ago and it worked great. After you use it though, I would recommend trying to reinstall though. NAV is excellent software once you get all the settings adjusted the way you want them initially. If you still have problems, post back or go to:
    http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/consumer.html

    If you choose the latter, let us know what the problem and solution was.
     
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  6. maffew

    maffew OSNN Junior Addict

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    Thanks for the response


    Skizo:

    No errror message comes up. Nothing happens :suprised:



    And I noticed another problem:

    When I try to watch something on the internet, an error pops up with the folowing message:

    Can not create DirectShow player

    Im using Firefox 1.0.1
    Everything was fine before I uninstalled Norton :dead:
     
  7. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    All you would have had to do was go into NAV options, Auto-Protect, Advanced then untick the box that says Load Auto-Protect during system boot and boot time would be like Norton was not even installed.
     
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  8. skizo

    skizo OSNN Addict

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    Try the above process. Sounds good enough...

    The error I was refering to was the "stubborn" error at the boot you refered to in your original post.
     
  9. maffew

    maffew OSNN Junior Addict

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    Oh sorry,

    The error was:

    "Error: Loader coudn't initialize service"

    Explorer didnt start up and logging onto my account took ages.
    Had to start explorer through task manager


    Im following the steps steevo told me. Will post back with results
     
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  11. maffew

    maffew OSNN Junior Addict

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    In my case "userinit" was cuasing the problem. I dont know what Norton 2005 had to do with it, but the problems gone so im happy.

    Almost done folowing symantecs steps...

    I appreciate all the help guys
     
  12. maffew

    maffew OSNN Junior Addict

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    Did everything on Symantecs site, but both problems still present.
    Seems my boot time got even faster though.
    I used a reg cleaner, found some entries Norton left behind.
    Any other ideas?
     
  13. skizo

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    Maybe run HiJackThis! and post a log...?

    I'm not really sure at this point:suprised:
     
  14. maffew

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    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 1:17:12 PM, on 19/03/2005
    Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winamp.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Matt\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\System32\MSDXM.OCX
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmcService] C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startgui
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINNT\System32\msjava.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINNT\System32\msjava.dll
    O16 - DPF: {14B87622-7E19-4EA8-93B3-97215F77A6BC} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsPAClient.cab31267.cab
    O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab31267.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/ZIntro.cab32846.cab
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    O23 - Service: Sygate Personal Firewall (SmcService) - Sygate Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
     
  15. skizo

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    hhmm... I'm clueless now. Nothing in the hijackthis! log points to any NAV materials at all. Just the basics really. Sorry.
     
  16. maffew

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    Thats ok.
    Not sure what i'll try now.
    I can still search if i go into my computer and press Ctrl-F
    Mabey ill re-install Windows Media player, or head over to some Firefox forum.
    Ill post back if i fix it. :)
     
  17. Dennis T

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    Could be easier (and quicker) just to do a full re-install :)
     
  18. Steevo

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    Or not.......


    :lick:
     
  19. Steevo

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    Go to
    Start-Control Panel_Performance and Maint-Admin Tools-Event Viewer.


    Right click in the left payne and save both.
    System and Application as text files and post or e-mail them to stelaman2003@yahoo.com



    (to those who are concerned, this is my spam-other-work e-mail address and I look forward to busting spammers, so I hope it does get picked up by a spam bot)
     
  20. maffew

    maffew OSNN Junior Addict

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    OK, sent it