uninstalling Norton, Best practice to follow ?

  fullyfitted 16:56 28 Oct 2005

This weekend I intent to un-install Norton A V 2003 and use one of the free programmes,
I?ve read most of the posts where members have had problems and I?ve a feeling of dread.

However its got to be done, I?ve got the links to Symatec support provided (I think) by VOG but what I need is advice on the best way to do the un-install.

? Should it be done in safe mode?
? Is it better to use the Windows uninstall or the Norton uninstaller?
? Any other advice and pitfalls to avoid. would be appreciated

The system is windows XP home

Many thanks

  VoG II 16:57 28 Oct 2005
  fullyfitted 17:02 28 Oct 2005

Thanks Vog,

Do it in safe Mode or not ?

  VoG II 17:04 28 Oct 2005

No need for Safe Mode.

  mattyc_92 17:06 28 Oct 2005

I personally formatted my system. But my system needed a format, so it wasn't much of a waste of time (slowed down from all the junk over the years)

  fullyfitted 17:06 28 Oct 2005

Cheers , Watch this space....

  ventanas 17:08 28 Oct 2005

Hang on a minute. Thanks to VoG pointing this out to me I am going to use it soon, but it is not for the 2003 versions (Ghost expected)

Will SymNRT work for you?
SymNRT will remove these--and only these--Norton programs:

Norton AntiVirus 2004/2005
Norton AntiVirus Professional 2004
Norton AntiVirus 3, 5 and 10 User Pack 2004/2005
Norton SystemWorks 2004/2004 Professional Edition
Norton SystemWorks 2005/2005 Premier edition
Norton Password Manager 2004
Norton Internet Security 2004/2005
Norton Internet Security 5 and 10 User Pack 2004/2005
Norton Personal Firewall 2004/2005
Norton AntiSpam 2004/2005
Ghost 2003 or Ghost Version 9.0

  VoG II 17:10 28 Oct 2005

Yes but scroll down to Section 3.

  007al 17:51 28 Oct 2005

norton was a real thorn for me some time ago.from the start,it found viruses it couldnt get rid of(when all others can!)then wouldnt uninstall.what i did,was go through the normal uninstall,then do a search in all files and folders and delete anything found.then install a reliable av!

  ventanas 22:13 29 Oct 2005

Sorry Vog, I should have known better.

  fullyfitted 19:28 02 Nov 2005

Well the deed is done and I think well done (or should it be done well.)

I used “add/ remove programmes “on all Norton/Symatec listings, re-booted after each removal, ran CCleaner and then did a search which gave a Zero result.

I have installed Avisti and have no error messages

Many thanks to Vog and other members for the help and support

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