Uninstall Norton/Symantec Protection Centre

  TomG 20:39 22 Dec 2006


Just uninstalled NAV 2006 but th eProtection centre has been left installed - I've emailed symantec to see if they have any ideas as to how to get rid of it but apart from a vague email asking me what operating system i'm using I've heard no more.

Any suggestions how i uninstall the protection centre?

  anskyber 20:49 22 Dec 2006

Try this click here

  thms 20:55 22 Dec 2006

You may have to go to services and turn of anything related to symantec then uninstall.

  silliw 21:05 22 Dec 2006

Symantec have Norton removal toolon their support page somewhere. I had to remove Norton Antivirus from a machine and the only thing that would completely remove all traces of it was their own removal tool.

  TomG 11:20 23 Dec 2006


Thanks - I have a couple of other norton products that i don't want to uninstall (been there done that etc) I've used msconfig but cannot find a startup for it - If I could find the service i would disable it

  thms 13:20 23 Dec 2006

If your running xp go to control panel/administrative tools/services. You can disable symantec in there.

  TomG 15:44 23 Dec 2006

true but which symantec service? I have 2 other symantec products i want to keep

  thms 10:21 24 Dec 2006

I would think it would come under protection centre.
Or you could turn them off one at a time to see which one it is. You can always turn them back on again.

  TomG 19:22 02 Jan 2007

Just wondered if anyone had any thoughts? The suggested service is set at stopped, there has been no replies from Symantec despite reminders.

  Strawballs 19:45 02 Jan 2007

Would it not be easier to remove the lot then re-install the one's that you want.

  skidzy 19:53 02 Jan 2007

What are the Norton programs you would like to keep,is it something like Systemworks and Goback ?

Like strawballs has said uninstall everything using the Norton removal tool suggested by anskyber,run ccleaner click here then reboot.
Then install the ones you would like to keep.

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