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Old 12-10-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default Here we go again. Norton related question

I hate Norton almost as much as my ex-wifes. I have a client that was talked in to putting Norton (such profanity, sorry) on their desk system.
IT"S A JOKE. It chews up ram like it's going out of style and it's scanning stuff constantly.
I was given the green light to remove it. So the question is>
Is it true you have to get a removal tool from them to get it completely off the system?
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:41 PM   #2
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Funny thing is the Norton Removal Tool Here is made by Norton / Symantec
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:54 PM   #3
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Funny thing is the Norton Removal Tool Here is made by Norton / Symantec
Yup, they have to give you that or else norton itself would qualify as a virus.


Apparently the reason for not having a normal uninstaller is because it would make it easier for malware to remove the antivirus. Makes sense to me. Norton is still terrible though. I'd usually rather have a virus.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: Here we go again. Norton related question

Yes this is true the files stay in the Registry unless you run the removal tool there is several removal tools for anti-virus systems including MacAfee, Kaspersky, Norton semantic, Avast, AVG and eset I have in the past tried to install a anti-virus after uninstalling the old one from add and remove programs and it said that it would not install because of a conflict with another anti virus system so I suppose it is true yes

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In most cases, you can use the normal uninstaller to get the job done. The removal tool is for when your uninstallation files become corrupt.
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Yup, they have to give you that or else norton itself would qualify as a virus.


Apparently the reason for not having a normal uninstaller is because it would make it easier for malware to remove the antivirus. Makes sense to me. Norton is still terrible though. I'd usually rather have a virus.
Agree, and I know my Dad does to
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:20 PM   #7
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Thanks for all your help in this matter. It is resolved. I nabbed the uninstaller and "poof" t's gone. I put AVG free on pending getting NOD32.
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NOD32 = Eset?

Also, I really must say Microsoft Security Essentials does a pretty good job too. I've been using that over AVG. Just throwing it out there.
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I have been using Zone Alarm Firewall + Antivirus for the last few months and found it very good (the antivirus is the Kaspersky engine)
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NOD32 = Eset?
Yup, Eset is the manufacturer. Kinda like Symantec makes Norton.
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