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terry p can't find program in Add or Remove Programs
Member 5th Mar, 2010 15:04
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Hello again:)
I have an old insecure Norton Anti-virus program that I'd like to get rid of. It isn't listed in my "Add or Remove Programs". Should I simply put it in the trash and then empty the trash?
The Path to the program is C:\Program Files\Norton Antivirus

terry p

M.Hansen RE: can't find program in Add or Remove Programs
Secunia Official 5th Mar, 2010 15:06
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Hi

Try to see if there is a uninstaller in the Norton folder, you might be lucky.

Anthony Wells RE: can't find program in Add or Remove Programs
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Hello terry p ,

I cannot overstress the importance of removing everything that can be found of old Norton software , especially if you are using/going to use a different maker's security software now or in the future .

The problem is discussed in this thread ; see the 5 th post by "@thedillpickl" for the special Norton Removal tool that is available from Symantec :-


http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/362...

Hope this helps .

Anthony

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ddmarshall RE: can't find program in Add or Remove Programs
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Link to Norton Removal Tool

http://www.symantec.com/norton/support/kb/web_view...

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gsmart RE: can't find program in Add or Remove Programs
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I had Norton once and that was enough. The only way I could remove it "COMPLETLY" was to put in a new HD

There is supposed to be some freebies around that will remove 100% of any program but I dont think this even removes all of Norton.

Sorry to give you this bad news.

Look on the bright side a excuse to do a upgrade.

Keith
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