Getting rid of norton anti virius

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Getting rid of norton anti virius

Post: #45694 Andy Hamilton
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:05 pm

I donwloaded a free copy of norton anti virus to my girlfriends computer and now it keeps popping up asking to register it. I don't want to and just want rid, any ideas?
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Post: #45696 Shirley
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:09 pm

Have you removed the programme via control panel: add remove programmes??
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Post: #45699 Muddypause
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:31 pm

Is this Windows, or Mac? Can you not simply uninstall it?

If you are after an alternative free anti-virus program, AVG Free Edition does it for me. But you will still need to register an email address, so that they can send you an unlock code.

If you want to register with something and keep your privacy too, I heard of the 10 minute email the other day. Not used it myself, but seems plausible.
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Post: #45701 Andy Hamilton
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:40 pm

This is on a PC and managed it shirleys way, really don't know my way around PC's like I do a Mac. Thank you very much for that advice seems to have worked a treat.

Muddy you pre-empted my next question will download that now, cheers.
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Norton removal tool

Post: #46643 JasonP71
Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:42 pm

Hi,

Symantec have a Norton Removal Tool, which will remove any trace of Norton from your system. Watch out though, it also removes any other Norton products on your system too.

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ts ... 06&pkb=nav

Norton is notorious for slowing the system down.

As suggested previously, AVG has worked well for me for the past five years and I've installed the network edition on servers, also without major problems - and it doesn't slow you down. Coupled with Defender, it's all I have protecting my system and have never had a problem.

There is talk of AVG integrating with Vista updates...

Happy uninstalling!

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Post: #46735 Boots
Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:50 pm

I installed the 2007 version of Norton and because I didn't get it as an upgrade I had to remove the original installation. What a nightmare! Norton Anti-virus is worse than any virus I have tackled!!! It embeds itself through everything and leaves rubbish all over the place. I found a few techie sites that gave me step by step instructions and finally did get it out, but it took the better half of a day. By the time I realised this though, I had already paid for the new one, and had it sitting here, so put the bugger back on... :roll:
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Post: #47321 Dendrobium
Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:34 pm

It's not just me then! Norton! ARGHHHHHHH!!!! After four attempts to use the removal tool I finally got rid of it, and suddenly the pc runs better and all the strange crashes have stopped!

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Post: #47322 Martin
Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:49 pm

if you want a good, free replacement that doesn't slow your computer up, go for AVG free (Zone Alarm firewall runs well with it too!) :wink:
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Post: #47324 Dendrobium
Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:38 pm

Yep! I downloaded that about four/five months ago when someone recommened it as well, and works a treat. I certainly would recommed it to other and that if anyone's thinking of getting Norton to say NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

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Post: #47406 the.fee.fairy
Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:46 pm

add me to the Anti-Norton brigade!!
I had it once, and it has its own virus embedded in it, i ran another anti-virus (maybe AVG, maybe housecall) and it kept flashing up Norton as having a virus...

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Post: #50829 Wormella
Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:42 pm

Nothing makes me happier then computers without Norton on them. It's one of my biggest rants.

I'm genreally not happy with anything that just overrules my computer. I used to have an impressive rant on the subject when I taught 'Build your own PC'.

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Post: #75071 Thurston Garden
Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:03 am

It's official. Uninstall Norton.

Having just received a new Dell laptop, I have installed AVG and Zone Alarm. I like them lots, and not just because they are my favourite price.

Stephen has just uninstalled Norton 2006 from our old Sony laptop and it is not going like a train. TOOT TOOT. :wav:
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Post: #75078 Shirley
Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:51 am

I'm trying to remove it from my system - I'm having all kinds of problems though and think that I'll need to reformat and reinstall everything. Never done it before though so a bit scared but surely I can't do too much wrong. Will obviously back everything up.
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Post: #75080 Thurston Garden
Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:01 am

Stephen used the link provided above and it worked first time!
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Post: #75082 Shirley
Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:15 am

Thanks - I'll give it a go.
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