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Symantec antivirus Windows want's to reinstall program sym. ant. on every boot plus task. It happen when I was playing computer tech in the programs trying to put the icon back on the tool bar. I found the right one but i'm suffering from hitting the wrong icon in the programs file. How do I stop this? With out deleting the whole program. I don't have the orig. disk my computer person does. I guess to reinsure a come back call - mabye.

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Re: symantec antivirus

Try going int Control panel>add/remove program> look for your Symantic program> hit "remove".  When it opens it should give you 2 or 3 choices.  One is "repair". Hit repair.  It might ask you for the install "discs".  Good luck.

If it doesn't give you any other options hit cancel and call your computer guy.

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Computer slow to start,open files, load web pages, slow shutting off.

try to delete large file or free space your disk , you can see your CPU proccess in task manager if your cpu work 100 % ,that makes your laptop become slow , try to disable program on start up windows->run->msconfig disable program and then try to maintain your laptop performance with utilities like advance system care or tune up utilities , defrag your harddisk , if your laptop still slow , try to reinstall your OS if this happen , then your hardware have trouble

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How can i fix my computer with this error... SymCUW has stopped working


Good day. Symcuw.exe is a SymCUW from Symantec Corporation belonging to Symantec Shared Component. These means you have a symantec antivirus or software installed in your system. You can easily remove it by using Malwarebytes - Anti malware. You can get it on this link:

> You just need to click the download the latest version on the right side
> Then install it on your pc
> Allow it to update first
> Then scan your pc

Hope this information will resolve your issue. Have a great day and thanks for choosing fixya.

May 29, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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My computer as been problem of autorun virus so, i can;t run program and i can't un-install any program also.... what can i do... plz help me........

Since you are unable to run any programs unfortunately the only option left is to reinstall windows (If Mac, follow the same instructions but use the OSX install disks bundled with the Mac.)
  1. You may want to back up any data (if possible)
  2. Find the Windows Install CD or the CD that shipped with your computer (if any)
  3. Put the disc in the computer and follow on screen instructions or you may need to put the CD in and restart the computer making sure it boots off the CD (Check the computer manual for more specific instructions on how to reinstall Windows)
If you are able to use any software, may i suggest:
AVG Free Antivirus (WINDOWS)
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (WINDOWS)

Best of Luck

Nov 08, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Error 1606 when trying to download

This behavior can occur if there is an incorrect setting in the following registry entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Common Administrative Tools

Note This registry key exists only if you upgrade your computer from Windows 98 Second Edition to Windows XP or from Windows Millennium Edition to Windows XP.

This behavior may also be caused by Norton AntiVirus 2003. For more information about this behavior and for steps that you can take to resolve the problem, visit the following Symantec Web site: ( Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information. If the behavior still occurs after you take the steps to resolve the problem, remove Norton AntiVirus 2003 manually. If you cannot remove Norton AntiVirus by using the Add or Remove Programs tool, use the Rnav2003.exe utility. To remove Norton AntiVirus manually, click Add or Remove programs, click Norton Antivirus, and then clickRemove Programsin Control Panel. For information about how to download and use the Rnav2003.exe utility, visit the following Symantec Web site: (

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Problem started when I tried to right click a folder. It locked up PC(hour glass just kept turning) I have to go to task manager to shut it down. Now it seems to happen almost anytime I click a folder to...

Have you tried using System Restore? Just set your computer back to before the problem started. You'll lose anything you downloaded or installed since then, but your files will be fine.

Aug 01, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with...

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Unable to uninstall antivirus program

to uninstall antivirus u ve to follow this steps..
These instructions are for Windows OS platform:
  1. Go to Start>Settings>Control Panel
  2. Once in the Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove Programs
For Symantec Norton Anti-virus:
  1. Look for any items referencing either "Norton" or "Symantec" (example: "Norton Antivirus 2003" or "Symantec Script Blocker" or "Symantec Live Update"); click on the item and the select Change/Remove or Add/Remove. Follow the instructions for removing the software.
  2. After you finish check to make sure that there are no more any "Norton" or "Symantec" references.
  3. (Optional) Remove the directories used by Norton: for example: c:\Program Files\Norton Antivirus or c:\Program Files\Symantec etc.
Check Symantec website for more information on how to uninstall Norton Antivirus: For McAfee Antivirus: MSU Sophos Custom Installer will automatically uninstall McAfee antivirus from your computer. More information about uninstalling McAfee Antivirus is available at their website:

plzz chek one more site so tht u can ve a clear idea about how to unistall antivurus.
plz rate this answer,if u r satisfied.
all the best

May 10, 2009 | Operating Systems

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Error code 2352

To run the Microsoft Windows Installer if Norton AntiVirus was installed from the CD
  1. Insert the Norton AntiVirus CD into the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • If the installation program appears, then click Browse the CD
    • If the installation program does not appear, then double-click the My Computer icon on the Windows desktop, and then double-click the CD-ROM drive icon.
  3. Double-click the MSI folder.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • In Windows 98/Me, double-click the WIN9x folder.
    • In Windows 2000/XP, double-click the WINNT folder.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • In Windows 98/Me, double-click the Instmsi.exe file.
    • In Windows 2000/XP, double-click Instmsiw.exe if you have Windows 2000/XP.
  6. In the next dialog box, click Yes.
  7. After the rollback has finished, then reinstall Norton AntiVirus.
    Follow the instruction in Reinstalling your Symantec program after a failed installation or after you see error messages to start the computer without any programs running on startup and then reinstall your Norton program.

If these steps do not fix the problem, then go on to the next section.

To run the Microsoft Windows Installer if Norton AntiVirus was installed from a downloaded version
  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Find (or Search) > Files or Folders.
  2. Ensure that "Look in" is set to the drive where you downloaded Norton AntiVirus, and that "Include subfolders" is checked.
  3. In the "Named" or "Search for..." box, do one of the following:
    • In Windows 98/Me, type the following:

    • In Windows 2000/XP, type the following:

  4. Click Find Now or Search Now.
    You might see many files with this name. Look for the file with this name that is located in either the Symantec_Norton_AntiVirus_2003 or the your Windows temporary file location depending on your version of Norton AntiVirus.
  5. In the Search Results window, do one of the following, depending on your version of Windows:
    • In Windows 98/Me, double-click Instmsi.exe.
    • In Windows 2000/XP, double-click Instmsiw.exe.
  6. In the next dialog box, click Yes.
    This will undo the changes that were made to your system during the first failed installation.
  7. After the process finishes, then reinstall Norton AntiVirus.
    Follow the instruction in Reinstalling your Symantec program after a failed installation or after you see error messages to start the computer without any programs running on startup and then reinstall your Norton program.

Apr 22, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium...

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How do i get rid of a W32.SillyFDC virus

The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.
  1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
  2. Update the virus definitions.
  3. Run a full system scan.
  4. Delete any values added to the registry.

For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. To disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP)
If you are running Windows Me or Windows XP, we recommend that you temporarily turn off System Restore. Windows Me/XP uses this feature, which is enabled by default, to restore the files on your computer in case they become damaged. If a virus, worm, or Trojan infects a computer, System Restore may back up the virus, worm, or Trojan on the computer.

Windows prevents outside programs, including antivirus programs, from modifying System Restore. Therefore, antivirus programs or tools cannot remove threats in the System Restore folder. As a result, System Restore has the potential of restoring an infected file on your computer, even after you have cleaned the infected files from all the other locations.

Also, a virus scan may detect a threat in the System Restore folder even though you have removed the threat.

For instructions on how to turn off System Restore, read your Windows documentation, or one of the following articles:

Note: When you are completely finished with the removal procedure and are satisfied that the threat has been removed, reenable System Restore by following the instructions in the aforementioned documents.

For additional information, and an alternative to disabling Windows Me System Restore, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article: Antivirus Tools Cannot Clean Infected Files in the _Restore Folder (Article ID: Q263455).

2. To update the virus definitions
Symantec Security Response fully tests all the virus definitions for quality assurance before they are posted to our servers. There are two ways to obtain the most recent virus definitions:
  • Running LiveUpdate, which is the easiest way to obtain virus definitions.

    If you use Norton AntiVirus 2006, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.0, or newer products, LiveUpdate definitions are updated daily. These products include newer technology.

    If you use Norton AntiVirus 2005, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 9.0, or earlier products, LiveUpdate definitions are updated weekly. The exception is major outbreaks, when definitions are updated more often.

  • Downloading the definitions using the Intelligent Updater: The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are posted daily. You should download the definitions from the Symantec Security Response Web site and manually install them.

The latest Intelligent Updater virus definitions can be obtained here: Intelligent Updater virus definitions. For detailed instructions read the document: How to update virus definition files using the Intelligent Updater.

3. To run a full system scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files.

    For Norton AntiVirus consumer products: Read the document: How to configure Norton AntiVirus to scan all files.

    For Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise products: Read the document: How to verify that a Symantec Corporate antivirus product is set to scan all files.

  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. If any files are detected, follow the instructions displayed by your antivirus program.
  4. Delete the autorun.inf file from writeable removable devices, if necessary.
Important: If you are unable to start your Symantec antivirus product or the product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, you may need to stop the risk from running in order to remove it. To do this, run the scan in Safe mode. For instructions, read the document, How to start the computer in Safe Mode. Once you have restarted in Safe mode, run the scan again.

After the files are deleted, restart the computer in Normal mode and proceed with the next section.

Warning messages may be displayed when the computer is restarted, since the threat may not be fully removed at this point. You can ignore these messages and click OK. These messages will not appear when the computer is restarted after the removal instructions have been fully completed. The messages displayed may be similar to the following:

Title: [FILE PATH]
Message body: Windows cannot find [FILE NAME]. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

4. To delete the value from the registry
Important: Symantec strongly recommends that you back up the registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Modify the specified subkeys only. For instructions refer to the document: How to make a backup of the Windows registry.
  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type regedit
  3. Click OK.

    Note: If the registry editor fails to open the threat may have modified the registry to prevent access to the registry editor. Security Response has developed a tool to resolve this problem. Download and run this tool, and then continue with the removal.

  4. Navigate to the following registry subkeys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\"load"

  5. In the right pane, delete any values associated with the worm.

  6. Exit the Registry Editor.

Dec 18, 2008 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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Antivirus is basically a protection against viruses....

Basically it protects your pc from worms, trojans and viruses...

A computer worm is a self-replicating computer program.It uses a network to send copies of itself to other nodes (computerterminals on the network) and it may do so without any userintervention.

A Trojan horse, also known as a trojan, is a piece of malware which appears to perform a certain action but in fact performs many different forms of codes.

A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without permission or knowledge of the user.

Some types of Antiviruses..........


AVG Anti-Virus
CA Anti-Virus
Cisco Security Agent
Command AntiVirus
DriveSentry (antivirus, antispyware and HIPS technologies)
Fortinet FortiClient End Point Security
G DATA AntiVirus
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
McAfee VirusScan
Norman ASA
Norton AntiVirus
Panda Security
Protector Plus
PC Tools AntiVirus
Principal AntiVirus
Protector Plus Antivirus
Quick Heal Anti-Virus
Rising AntiVirus
Solo Antivirus
Symantec End Point
Sophos Anti-Virus
ThreatFire AntiVirus (formerly Cyberhawk)
Trend Micro Internet Security
V3 (AhnLab)
Vba32 AntiVirus
ViRobot (Hauri)
Virus Chaser
Windows Live OneCare
k7 Total Security


Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus
AOL Active Virus Shield (no longer available via AOL)
AVG Anti-Virus Free (Registerware, Nagware)
avast! Home (Registerware)
BitDefender Free version does not provide real time scanning
Comodo AntiVirus
DriveSentry Fully functional free version
F-PROT (for Linux, FreeBSD and DOS only)
HandyBits VirusScan Integrator
PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition
ThreatFire AntiVirus (formerly Cyberhawk)
MWAV ToolKit Utility

Open source

**** AntiVirus


Central Point AntiVirus (acquired by Symantec)
Cyberhawk (now ThreatFire AntiVirus)
dLight (anti virus)[1][2] (successor to The Antidote)
Eliashim (now eSafe)
eTrust (anti virus)
The Antidote and Antidote SuperLite
Thunderbyte (anti virus) (now Norman ASA)
Vet (anti virus) (acquired by Computer Associates)

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SVC host error...


The best way to get rid of these virus is to use kaspersky anti virus,and If u still get a svc host error u have to reinstall ur operating system or do a system restore.
Download kaspersky from here

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