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Old 05-15-2013, 01:22 PM
 
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Have you ever had Norton AV and uninstalled it?
I've heard horror stories of problems when you uninstall it, like it causes Windows to stop working right.
Actually I did it once in 2006 and it was okay.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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Its usually not a problem, but it can happen. I saw a system a few years ago that has Norton pre-installed. Uninstalling it from a factory restored drive would break a particular network application. Very weird. The more likely scenario is that the uninstaller won't run at all or does a half-assed job, leaving behind TONs of registry clutter. Norton makes a separate uninstaller you can download for this reason.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I just unistalled Norton on my HP laptop two days ago. I went to the control panel and it uninstalled most of Norton. I found that out when I tried to install ESET Smart Security 6.

I then went to All Programs >Norton >uninstall and it completly uninstalled with no problem.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:05 AM
 
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Use the Add/Remove Programs function in your command Panel. First, bang on Start and find the command section in the Start menu. Bang on command section and find "Add/Remove Programs" in the folder. All of the programs on the computer will arrive up and be listed on the computer display. Find the Norton program and bang on it. It should then give you the choice to change or eliminate the program.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:11 AM
 
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Use the Add/Remove Programs function in your command Panel. First, bang on Start and find the command section in the Start menu. Bang on command section and find "Add/Remove Programs" in the folder. All of the programs on the computer will arrive up and be listed on the computer display. Find the Norton program and bang on it. It should then give you the choice to change or eliminate the program.

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Old 05-18-2013, 06:34 AM
 
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English as a third language? At least they're posting something worthwhile instead of some of the crap we get.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Use the Add/Remove Programs function in your command Panel. First, bang on Start and find the command section in the Start menu. Bang on command section and find "Add/Remove Programs" in the folder. All of the programs on the computer will arrive up and be listed on the computer display. Find the Norton program and bang on it. It should then give you the choice to change or eliminate the program.
It's usually better to use Norton's Uninstaller than to use Programs and Features.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:37 PM
 
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It's usually better to use Norton's Uninstaller than to use Programs and Features.
I agree. It's an AV program and they get pretty deep into the system.
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