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Please completley remove the norton security from my computer...trying to run something comcst says you need to do something to rmove it...please do asap ...thank you

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  • pratiks19 Mar 22, 2009

    I went in to registry..and removed the folder..of Symantec, like it sayed to do in safe mode..then rebooted the PC ,went to add/remove, and when i click on Norton Anti Virus...says
    "ERROR -1606 -cannot access network locationCarolinaplaceMY DpcumentsMy Pictures " What do i do now...Please help me .... pratik21s@yahoo.com

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Go into Control Panel, then Add/Remove Programs. Wait for the list of all programs to load up.

Go down through the list and look for Norton Internet Security. Remove it. It will take a very long time, sometimes 1/2 hour or more depending on speed of computer. Reboot the computer after it has been removed, especially if/when it asks you to reboot after the process.

After rebooting, go back into Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Look for Symantec or Norton's Live Update, remove that as well. Also remove any other Symantec/Norton Anti-Virus or Internet Security programs as well. Then reboot the computer again.

Your computer should be much, much faster now. So now you need a new Anti-Virus program...

I've found in my experience that Norton and McAfee do more damage to some computers than good, besides the fact that they are severely over-priced. I would NEVER install either Norton (Symantec) or McAfee on anyone's computer. Matter of fact, I just had to remove Norton 2008 from a lady's computer today, an old Dell 2400 because her system was too old and slow to run new Norton.

My suggestions for much better anti-virus would be...

- Kaspersky Anti-Virus (search for it on Google, etc)

- Trend Micro PC-Cillin Anti-Virus (search for it on Google, etc)

- AVG Free Anti-Virus at http://free.grisoft.com, they also have more elaborate versions with more protection for a cost.

I personally use AVG on my computers, and my family does as well. It's very effective and gets out viruses that even Norton cannot remove.

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  1. Please download and save SymNRT.exe to your desktop.
  2. Close all programs and double click on the tool.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Restart the computer if asked.
  5. Then delete the SymNRT.exe tool from your desktop.
  6. Open the Program Files folder on your local disk ( normally C: )
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I recommend you do install an anti-virus program. May I suggest a free good one? AVG

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As long as you have the program disc, just re-install them after installing Norton.

Back up all data (saved documents) first.

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Check to see if the computer meets the minimum system requirements
    To successfully install Norton Internet Security 2008, your system must meet the following minimum requirements:

    Basic requirements for Windows XP:
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    * 300-MHz or faster processor
    * 256 MB of RAM
    * 350 MB of hard disk space

for more information check here
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I tried and installed in my computer but my daughter already purchased the norton antivirus progame so im using it and i tried but for free trail of your system and i think that it is good but im still...


Yes i can surely help you in this.

You just have run this tool which i iam giving you and norton will be completely will be removed for you computer.

You have to click on download button and then click on run twice and will do its work and your computer will rebooting and then Norton is removed from your computer.Just go to step three and run this tool....
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2007080716240739?Open&docid=2005033108162039&nsf=tsgeninfo.nsf&view=docid

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