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Unable to remove all legacy symantec information in registry

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  • ted1A Oct 29, 2008

    There isn't access from the uninstall program to the registry direct. If there was I could deal with the matter. The problem I have is not related to programs that appear in the add/remove programs list. I have old oddments (about 6 registry entries) from a previous symantec installation that refuse to be deleted from the registry. I am not trying to remove an old program.

    Thanks anyway for your help

  • ted1A Nov 03, 2008

    Hi Rick,

    Bad news I'm afraid, The uninstall program will not touch the symatec residue in the registry. I don't think it can see it.

    I am resigned to having to reformat the hard drive and start again. It will have to wait until my boss can let me have full access to the computer for a day or two

    Best regards

    Ted Wild

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When I see and hear the word symantic I know thats Norton. Norton is notorious for detecting virus that isn't there and refusing to let you uninstall it. What I did is down load a software called your uninstaller, I installed it, and even though your symantic is not listed in your control panel for uninstalling, this software is outstanding and will find it. it even goes into your system files and registry and finds any remnants of the program and completely destroys it. In your search window type in Uruninstall, I think thats the name. Or just plain your uninstall. Its been awhile but its wonderful. I never installed Norton again. Good Luck.

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  • Rick Drew Oct 30, 2008

    Ted

    Sorry I didn't get to answer your response right away, I know what your trying to remove from your Registry. I had the same problem until I found the program I'm talking about. I used it and it was wonderful. I have the program and want to e-mail it to you to try but I can't find your e-mail address. I mean what can it hurt? If it don't work for you too, simply uninstall it, but I'm betting it will find your symantics and deal with it appropriately. Ted e-mail me again and add your e-mail, I will remove it after I send you the program Immediately. I'll send it but I think you have to accept it too. waiting to hear from you regardless.



    a-tripod@hotmail.com

  • Rick Drew Nov 04, 2008

    A-Tripod here Ted. Hope you didn't give up, I didn't, I have your Symantics Remover, and guess what? Its Norton themselves who come out with it. Still want it? Lost your e-mail when I deleted my mail.

    besides I want that I FIXED YA.

    a-tripod@hotmail.com

  • Rick Drew Nov 04, 2008

    Ted I hope you didn't wash your hard drive yet, I DO have your solution right in front of me, BUT I DON'T have your e-mail anymore. I deleted all my past correspondence on MY e-mail, It really got cluttered.

    a-tripod@hotmail.com

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