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LIONESS Mar 09, 2006, 01:23pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have norton corp 7.6 it was on puter when I got it. cannot remove. cant get thru the directions of manual removal is anyone willing to work thru this with me. help. illiterate computer person and I even think that it is not even working. because went to remove and it says neend to reinstall help help.


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B Mar 09, 2006, 06:30pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: I am still having problems getting this stupid norton off.
start>settings>control pannel>add remove program>select norton>hit add/remove
uninstall should begin.

SuPeR Xp Mar 09, 2006, 06:37pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: I am still having problems getting this stupid norton off.
And if that don't work, then get into Safe Mode by rebooting your PC & pressing F8.

Then try removing it as mentioned above.

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Reason Mar 09, 2006, 08:31pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: I am still having problems getting this stupid norton off.
You mentioned in another thread that it wouldn't uninstall via the control panel, right?

what version of norton is it? you can tell by opening the program and clicking on Help>About. It should tell you the full name and year/version.

There was a link in that other thread for a manual uninstall; once you know what version you have, check that link and see what you can figure out. If it seems too techy, post back and maybe someone here can help.

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Jim Beckert Mar 09, 2006, 09:14pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: I am still having problems getting this stupid norton off.
Another way to get rid of Norton is to use the registry and delete it from that. I had to use that method to get it off of my sisters notebook. It took a good part of the afternoon but it solved the problem. It was looping on and off windows 2000. Had to remove it in Safe Mode.

Ecosse Mar 10, 2006, 07:13am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: I am still having problems getting this stupid norton off.
Yup, as above posts suggest - boot into Safe Mode (F8 at boot) then run uninstall then clean out registry with this:

http://tinyurl.com/3yeav

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Mat Nairb Mar 10, 2006, 07:56am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: I am still having problems getting this stupid norton off.
The instructions for manual uninstall is long but it works. Best thing to do is print it out and highlight each step when completed. The two times I have used the manual uninstall was because it wouldn't uninstall using the Add/Remove Software in the Control Panel. First, Norton 8 Corporate Edition was installed without removing Norton 2005. Second, the Symantec folder was deleted and therefore couldn't locate the files to uninstall.

Victor Hackney Mar 11, 2006, 04:17pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: I am still having problems getting this stupid norton off.
Hello LIONESS ( Yahoo 77 :-)) :-))

Re problems with uninstalling Norton 7.66.
Several good suggestions already here from Ecosse (CC cleaner) and others.

My daughter had a similar problem, and I used Regedit and removed it quite easily. She had already done the usual suggested removal using add and remove.
Go to Run...Regedit...and then make sure all HKeys in the lefthand panel are at the top of the page.
Click on Edit...find and type in Symantec. Click on enter , and you will see Symantec highlighted. press DELETE..then enter...the F3, and it will seach again, make sure that the it is a Symantec reference, and agan DELeE..then enter..F3 and it will search again, do this until it stops finding them.

Some of the highlights will also appear in the Left hand Panel, delete these in the same way.

Now we have not finished yet. go to edit and change the name to find to NORTON.
Make sure that the HKEYS etc: are at the top of the left hand panel. Then repeat the same as you did for Symantec and when highlighted ..press Enter...Delete....F3 and so on until it cannot find any more.

Avoid using Norton first in the find process. and follow the basic priciples that older members will know, that when deleting files, never try to delete the Directory first. This is a basic Dos rule and in Pure Dos will not work anyway.

Sometimes a highlighed right hand panel entry cannot be full read...stroke the mouse pointer over without clicking , and this usually reveals and confirms the name you are looking for.

This seems a a long procedure, but only takes a few minutes when you get into rhythm of the things.

Hope this helps
Take care
Vic UK




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Adam Kolak Mar 11, 2006, 04:20pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: I am still having problems getting this stupid norton off.
I once worked on a Dell laptop that had Norton preinstalled on it (from dell), and it would not even uninstall in Safe Mode.

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