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Serial Number 129663400306 When Impurchased this model in April 2007 from Currys the package contained Norton Anti-virus software and I never subscribed to the service. I now run iolo professional software but the Norton System interferes and I am unable to uninstall Norton. Could you please advise how I might do this

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Glad to help YOU!

I'd suggest you to download and to install REVO UNINSTALLER (it can be found HERE, scroll down and choose the FREE VERSION; or - if you want to buy it - you can choose REVO UNINSTALLER PRO...). It's a FREE software that does a great job!
After you will install it you double-click on the icon and on the main window you will see the applications currently installed on your machine; select Norton application and click on UNINSTALL (upper side of the window) and then select ADVANCED (the last option in the bottom). Let the REVO do its uninstall and click NEXT and SELECT ALL and when it's done select FINISH. That's it!
This software not that will uninstall the application(s) but will also clean the REGISTRY of the leftovers.

My best wishes!

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

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    fanaudi Mar 17, 2011

    Hi taramarsh
    I also use RevoUninstaller . Great tool ! I wonder why it's not known so much . Best regards . fanaudi .

  • Cat Croitoru Mar 17, 2011

    Thank you for your kindly comment, fanaudi!
    Well... probably that REVO UNINSTALLER is not so popular because people are still using the built-in Windows uninstaller.
    I've discovered it [accidentally!...] two years back and since then I am using it a lot.

    Regards!

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Generally, you remove applications by using the Windows utility for the task, but Norton Antivirus tends to get in a bit deeper into the system, so it's tricker to remove it completely. Here's how you can do that:

  1. Go to Start --> Control Panel --> Add/Remove Programs.
  2. Scroll down to your Norton program
  3. Click Change/Remove All. It should ask you if you want to uninstall all files related to the program. Click "Yes".
    You will then be asked to restart your PC. Do so.
  4. Now go to Start --> My Computer --> Program Files. Right click on each Symantec folder and select Delete.
  5. While you are in Program Files go to the Common Files folder at or near the top of the Program Files window. Delete every Symantec folder there. And, again, restart your PC.
  6. Go to Start --> Search --> All Files and Folders --> More Advanced Options. Check each option except for "Case sensitive"
    Now type in Norton and delete each Norton folder from the search results (Again, right click, choose "Delete"). One more time, restart your PC.
  7. Repeat step 5 except type Symantec in the "Search" box.
The next step is trickier: go into the Registry.
  1. First thing to do is Back up the Registry. I'll be saying more about the Registry later. But suffice it to say that the presence of uninstalled security software in the Registry can conflict with newly installed security software and cause system freezes. So can folders of "uninstalled" programs for that matter.
  2. Once again, go to Start, then click on "Run". Type in "regedit"
  3. Go to the top of the Regedit window. Click (+) next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Go down the thread until you see Software. Click on Software and scroll down the thread until you see Symantec. Right click on Symantec and choose "Delete".
  4. From there go down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and repeat step 3. Restart your PC.
  5. Click (+) next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, now: Click (+) next to Software, Click (+) next to Microsoft, Click (+) next to Windows and Click (+) next to CurrentVersion.
  6. Select the Run folder. Right-click and delete each Symantec entry you see (if present). Restart your PC.
That should completely eradicate Norton Antivirus from your system!

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

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