Help removing Nortons AV

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by TheMozart, Dec 31, 2011.

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  1. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    I have Norton AV preinstalled on my HP Laptop but I don't want to use Norton AV for 3 month trial.

    How can I 100% completely remove Norton AV, including ALL files and ALL registry entries etc?

    Thanks. :)
     
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  3. Lucius

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    Format! LOL! Right.. First normally uninstall from add/remove program, reboot and try run uninstall tool in safemode if it works there (should though).
    And.. Those uninstall tools etc. does not delete registry entries (leftover driver keys) from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root so if you really want to do COMPLETE UNINSTALLATION.. Well, don't delete anything from there if you don't know which keys belongs to norton (very, very dangerous!!!) but you can delete those entries with psexec and here is info howto do it:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=809404&postcount=3

    edit: HAPPY NEW YEAR ! ! ! God bless you all ! !
     
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  4. Sher

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    If I were you, I would have opted for a clean install. That tool is risky and it can break other installations. The decision is your's now.
     
  5. Kerodo

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    I have had some flaky results with the Norton Removal Tool also, so use at your own risk. I'd suggest just a regular uninstall from Win and leave it at that....
     
  6. kupo

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    This is the one I'm using in removing anti-virus softwares. -http://www.appremover.com/
     
  7. Feandur

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    Agree with Kerodo...

    But one step better is to use Revo Uninstaller [freeware or better yet, the portable] from here ...........
    http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

    and use/select the safe removal mode - it uses the apps' uninstaller, plus you also get offered to uninstall many of the important registry Keys [these show up as bold type] to remove.

    Just be sure to stop NIS from running at startup.

    Revo worked well for me to remove an old version of Zone Alarm before installing NIS 2012...... [so far] best move I made.

    Running NIS 2012 with MBAM pro real time....no problems at all.

    cheers,
    feandur
     
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    i concur, used this tools many times with great success :thumb:
     
  9. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    What tool is risky?
     
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    What about installing something like Revo Pro uninstaller on a trial & use it set to advanced clean?
     
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  13. Lucius

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    Guys, don't you have ever heard that don't never ever use 3rd party uninstallers to uninstall 3rd party av softwares? Just make it safe and clean: first add/remove and then use av's own uninstall tool if possible.

    And what comes to psexec.. It's a damn useful, powerful and nice utility. If you're stupid enough to delete something that you shouldn't with psexec; sorry, it's your own fault. And if you might know what keys belongs to norton etc.. Make it always sure and use google. And if you don't have any idea, don't delete anything. Use it or not but don't be fool. ;)
     
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