I have tried to custom install Norton Internet Security (NIS) 2005 _without_ the Norton Antivirus (NAV) module. The custom install feature never gives me the option of not selecting NAV. The only choice presented in the custom install is the selection for Parental Controls.
I have Norton System Works 2005 which I never installed. I want to use this since it would enable me to utilize the year's subsciption to the NAV definitions. I cannot, however, install NSW until I can eleminate NAV from NIS since I cannot have two antivirus modules on the computer at the same time. Symantec's site is of no help.
I had NIS 2005 installed on my PC. The NAV virus definition subscription had expired.
I had NSW 2005 which I had never installed. To take advantage of the included virus definition subscription in NSW 2005 I decided to install it. However, NSW would not install because it recognized that I already had NAV (as part of NIS) on my PC.
Next -- I decided to uninstall NIS.
Next -- I installed NSW 2005 which was successful.
Next -- I tried to do a custom re-install of NIS without NAV but there is no option to custom install NIS without NAV.
Now I have NSW 2005 with a valid subscription to the virus definitions but cannot get NIS 2005 back on the PC.
as paul daniels us to say " you'll like this, not a lot". uninstall NSW, reinstall NIS and then reinstall NSW using custom settings and disable NAV install, only way of doing it and found this out the hard way like you just have.