22 Apr 2013

Removing Norton Automatically

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Removing Norton Automatically

Norton has created an automatic removal program to remove the following software products when the normal removal methods fail.  Warning: if you use ACT! or WinFAX, back up those databases and uninstall those products as well. The removal tool will remove the following software products from your computer.

Norton AntiSpam 2004 – 2005
Norton Antivirus 2003 – 2011
Norton Ghost 2003, 9.0, and 10.0
Norton GoBack 3.1 – 4.2
Norton Internet Security 2003 – 2011
Norton Password Manager
Norton Personal Firewall 2003 – 2011
Norton SystemWorks 2003 – 2011
Norton Confidential Online 2007
Norton Internet Security 2007 Add-on Pack
Norton Save and Restore 1.0 – 2.0
Norton 360

Follow these directions to download the Norton Removal Tool and run it to remove the above programs.

  1. Click on the following link to download the Norton removal tool
    ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/removal_tools/Norton_Removal_Tool.exe
  2. Click Save and save the file to your desktop
  3. Close all  Norton Application windows you may have open, and double-click on Norton_Removal_Tool.exe to start the removal tool. Windows Vista users will have to right-click on the file and select “Run as Administrator”
  4. After the removal tool finishes, you should be prompted to restart your computer.
  5. Once the computer restarts, your Norton product should be uninstalled.

Extra Optional Steps

  1. Open My Computer, double-click on Drive C
  2. Double-click on Program Files
  3. Look for any Norton or Symatec product folders that remain. Right-click on them and choose Delete. Also look in the Program Files\Common Files for the Symantec Shared folder and delete it.
  4. Close My Computer and other folders
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