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Old 02-16-2010   #1
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The Norton that came with the new laptop has expired and have no intention of renewing it. And as you know some versions of the software leave heavy foot print when you uninstall it. Is this still the case. If so, how can I remove it completely. Will a simple uninstall suffice. The laptop is running Win7, 64 bits.

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It's better than it used to be. I did it recently with no issues and no apparent leftovers.
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Cool. Thanks.
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Check with Symantec.

There is a Norton removal app available.

I used it when I had some problems with Norton antivirus.

Make up some other reason than just dumping Norton to tell them.
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This may be the link...
Download and run the Norton Removal Tool
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I just uninstalled it few seconds ago. Should have checked this thread first. But Brian is an IT guy and he knows what he is saying/doing.

Thanks, regardless, guys.
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The Norton Removal Tool uninstalls all Norton 2003 and later products, Norton 360, and Norton SystemWorks 12.0 from your computer. Before you continue, make sure that you have the installation CDs or downloaded installation files for any Norton products that you want to reinstall. If you have pcAnywhere or WinFAX, uninstall it using Add or Remove Programs before running the Norton Removal Tool. Also, if you use ACT! or WinFAX, back up those databases and uninstall those products.
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If you are tired of the system problems caused by the Norton Internet Security tool or after your one day trial you are still not ready to buy the product, then you may want to uninstall the product from your system. There are two main methods that you can use to uninstall the tool, either by using the Control Panel or by using the Norton uninstall tool.
To uninstall by using the Control Panel on your Windows XP computer, follow the steps listed below:
  1. Open the Start menu, and then select Control Panel.
  2. Select the Add or Remove Programs option.
  3. In the Currently installed programs list, select the Norton Internet Security (Symantec Corporation) option.
  4. Select Remove and then select Remove All.
  5. Go through the Subscription Period Warning, and then select Next to continue with the uninstallation process.
  6. Follow the screen instructions to complete the uninstallation process, and finally restart your PC to complete the process.
If you are unable to uninstall using the Control Panel, then you can download Norton uninstaller tools from the Symantec website and run it on your computer to remove the Norton Internet Security tool.
To start the download of Norton Removal tool for your product, first visit their website.
Here, select the Norton product version that is installed on your computer. Next, follow the instructions given for your specific product to remove the Norton Internet Security tool.
Note: As recommended on this website, if you are using ACT! or WinFAX, then backup their databases, before proceeding with the uninstallation process.
Although useful, one of the main disadvantages of many Norton products is that they consume a lot of system resources and clutter your registry with hundreds of entries. If you are facing any problems, you can remove the software by using the Control Panel or by using the Norton Removal tool. Whichever method you use, it is a good idea to perform a registry scan, either manually, or by using a registry cleaner, to remove any left over Norton entries within the registry. Because the manual method is quite tedious and has a higher chance for errors, it is always better to opt for a good and efficient registry cleaner tool to do the job.


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