Uninstalling Norton

Question

dell has norton antivirus installed i try to uninstall it and control panel wont let me it has a box keeps popping up saying it is turned off but it wont let me turn it on? so i want to uninstall it

how do it?

Answer

This question was answered on December 8, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Click on Start | Settings | Control Panel

In the control panel double-click on Add / Remove Programs

Look through the list of installed programs for any item that says either "Norton" or "Symantec" or "LiveUpdate" (for example "Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition" or "Norton AntiVirus 2000")

For each "Norton", "Symantec", or "LiveUpdate" item, select the item and click Add / Remove Follow the instructions, and click Yes or Yes to all when prompted

When you are done there should be no items in the list that say "Norton", "Symantec", or "LiveUpdate"

Click OK to close the Add / Remove Programs window

Reboot your computer if it hasn't already automatically rebooted

Delete the c:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus (or c:\Program Files\Norton) folder

Delete the c:\Program Files\Symantec folder

Delete the c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared folder

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Author

Posted by Algernon of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 8, 2004