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How to uninstall Symantic Antivirus Software?



 
 
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Old August 18th 07, 06:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
Neil
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Default How to uninstall Symantic Antivirus Software?

Before you answer, here is the problem. I just upgraded my XP Pro to Vista
Home Premium. I was running Symantic Antivirus Corporation version 10.1
unknowingly that it was not compatible with Vista. Now, I want to install
10.2 which is compatible but the program will not install. It get a message
saying that this version software isn't compatible with Vista which must be
wrong. I tried uninstalling the version 10.1 first and it will not do it. I
get the same message. I did go thru my control panel if you are wondering.
Please help.
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Old August 18th 07, 07:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
Bruce Chambers
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Default How to uninstall Symantic Antivirus Software?

Neil wrote:
Before you answer, here is the problem. I just upgraded my XP Pro to Vista
Home Premium. I was running Symantic Antivirus Corporation version 10.1
unknowingly that it was not compatible with Vista. Now, I want to install
10.2 which is compatible but the program will not install. It get a message
saying that this version software isn't compatible with Vista which must be
wrong. I tried uninstalling the version 10.1 first and it will not do it. I
get the same message. I did go thru my control panel if you are wondering.
Please help.



It's almost always a bad idea to perform any sort OS upgrade with any
anti-virus application in place, but even more so when the AV
application is widely known to be incompatible with the new OS. You
will have to perform a brute force, manual removal of the older Symantec
version. (The alternative would be to format the hard drive and start
over.) These instructions were written with older versions of SAVCE in
mind, and for older operating systems, but should provide you with
sufficient guidance to successfully remove all traces of of the obsolete
SAVCE and allow the newer version to be installed.

How to manually uninstall Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 8.x
Client on Windows NT/2000/XP
http://entkb.symantec.com/security/o...213583048.html


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Old September 10th 07, 08:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
Charlie
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Default How to uninstall Symantic Antivirus Software?

download and run norton removal tool from Cnet,then check programme files and
delete folders

"Neil" wrote:

Before you answer, here is the problem. I just upgraded my XP Pro to Vista
Home Premium. I was running Symantic Antivirus Corporation version 10.1
unknowingly that it was not compatible with Vista. Now, I want to install
10.2 which is compatible but the program will not install. It get a message
saying that this version software isn't compatible with Vista which must be
wrong. I tried uninstalling the version 10.1 first and it will not do it. I
get the same message. I did go thru my control panel if you are wondering.
Please help.

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Old September 12th 07, 03:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
Robert[_5_]
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Default How to uninstall Symantic Antivirus Software?

charlie wrote:

download and run norton removal tool from Cnet,then check programme files
and delete folders

"Neil" wrote:

Before you answer, here is the problem. I just upgraded my XP Pro to
Vista
Home Premium. I was running Symantic Antivirus Corporation version 10.1
unknowingly that it was not compatible with Vista. Now, I want to
install
10.2 which is compatible but the program will not install. It get a
message saying that this version software isn't compatible with Vista
which must be
wrong. I tried uninstalling the version 10.1 first and it will not do
it. I
get the same message. I did go thru my control panel if you are
wondering. Please help.



Take a look at this :
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=how...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
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Old September 12th 07, 05:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
Gary G. Little
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Default How to uninstall Symantic Antivirus Software?

As I recall, I round-filed Norton about 4 years ago, Norton has their on
"special" removal procedures, so you most likely need to go to the
Norton/Symantec directories looking for their uninstall procedure. I also
believe thier website has removal information if not utilities.

--
The personal opinion of
Gary G. Little


"Robert" wrote in message
...
charlie wrote:

download and run norton removal tool from Cnet,then check programme files
and delete folders

"Neil" wrote:

Before you answer, here is the problem. I just upgraded my XP Pro to
Vista
Home Premium. I was running Symantic Antivirus Corporation version 10.1
unknowingly that it was not compatible with Vista. Now, I want to
install
10.2 which is compatible but the program will not install. It get a
message saying that this version software isn't compatible with Vista
which must be
wrong. I tried uninstalling the version 10.1 first and it will not do
it. I
get the same message. I did go thru my control panel if you are
wondering. Please help.



Take a look at this :
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=how...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8



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Old September 13th 07, 10:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
Kayman[_2_]
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Default How to uninstall Symantic Antivirus Software?

On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 13:50:03 -0700, charlie wrote:

Before you answer, here is the problem. I just upgraded my XP Pro to Vista
Home Premium. I was running Symantic Antivirus Corporation version 10.1
unknowingly that it was not compatible with Vista. Now, I want to install
10.2 which is compatible but the program will not install. It get a message
saying that this version software isn't compatible with Vista which must be
wrong. I tried uninstalling the version 10.1 first and it will not do it. I
get the same message. I did go thru my control panel if you are wondering.
Please help.


Go to:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039

As suggested on the site, you may wish to print out the directions before
proceeding.

If this doesn't work use this:
Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Remove unwanted programs and traces easily
http://www.revouninstaller.com/

and/or
RegSeeker
http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm
Then use NTREGOPT to compact the registry; Follow instructions.
http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt

While Norton's removal tool usually gets the job done, you may also want to
go to:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html
and download a copy of winsockxpfix just in case. Rarely, the removal of
NIS breakes the networking components in XP to the point where internet
access is impossible. This little utility will fix it back up.
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Old December 8th 07, 05:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
Alex
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Default How to uninstall Symantic Antivirus Software?



"Kayman" wrote:

On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 13:50:03 -0700, charlie wrote:

Before you answer, here is the problem. I just upgraded my XP Pro to Vista
Home Premium. I was running Symantic Antivirus Corporation version 10.1
unknowingly that it was not compatible with Vista. Now, I want to install
10.2 which is compatible but the program will not install. It get a message
saying that this version software isn't compatible with Vista which must be
wrong. I tried uninstalling the version 10.1 first and it will not do it. I
get the same message. I did go thru my control panel if you are wondering.
Please help.


Go to:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039

As suggested on the site, you may wish to print out the directions before
proceeding.

If this doesn't work use this:
Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Remove unwanted programs and traces easily
http://www.revouninstaller.com/

and/or
RegSeeker
http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm
Then use NTREGOPT to compact the registry; Follow instructions.
http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt

While Norton's removal tool usually gets the job done, you may also want to
go to:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html
and download a copy of winsockxpfix just in case. Rarely, the removal of
NIS breakes the networking components in XP to the point where internet
access is impossible. This little utility will fix it back up.

Does anyone have any other solutions to this problem, as I am currently
having it myself and would like help
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Old December 9th 07, 06:12 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
Kayman[_4_]
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Default How to uninstall Symantic Antivirus Software?

On Sat, 8 Dec 2007 09:42:00 -0800, Alex wrote:

"Kayman" wrote:

On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 13:50:03 -0700, charlie wrote:

Before you answer, here is the problem. I just upgraded my XP Pro to Vista
Home Premium. I was running Symantic Antivirus Corporation version 10.1
unknowingly that it was not compatible with Vista. Now, I want to install
10.2 which is compatible but the program will not install. It get a message
saying that this version software isn't compatible with Vista which must be
wrong. I tried uninstalling the version 10.1 first and it will not do it. I
get the same message. I did go thru my control panel if you are wondering.
Please help.


Go to:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039

As suggested on the site, you may wish to print out the directions before
proceeding.

If this doesn't work use this:
Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Remove unwanted programs and traces easily
http://www.revouninstaller.com/

and/or
RegSeeker
http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm
Then use NTREGOPT to compact the registry; Follow instructions.
http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt

While Norton's removal tool usually gets the job done, you may also want to
go to:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html
and download a copy of winsockxpfix just in case. Rarely, the removal of
NIS breakes the networking components in XP to the point where internet
access is impossible. This little utility will fix it back up.

Does anyone have any other solutions to this problem,


Backup your data...

as I am currently having it myself and would like help


....and reformat HDD
http://www.pctipsbox.com/how-to-refo...and-hard-disk/

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Old March 22nd 11, 03:51 AM
BrianTomlin BrianTomlin is offline
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hi ....
there are some basic step which will helpful to uninstall symantic antivirus software....



Uninstall the Symantec AntiVirus software in Windows Vista or Windows 7. Click the "Start" button located in the bottom left corner of your screen. Click the "Control Panel" button in the menu that appears. Click "Uninstall a program" under the "Programs" heading in the Control Panel. Locate any items in the list containing the words Symantec, LiveUpdate and/or Norton. Click the "Uninstall" button and click the "Yes" button when asked if you are sure you would like to uninstall. Windows will automatically uninstall each piece of Symantec AntiVirus.

3
Restart your computer after uninstalling Symantec AntiVirus in the Control Panel. Double-click the "My Computer" icon located on your desktop or in your Start menu once the computer has restarted. Double-click the "Local Disk (C" icon in the My Computer window. Double-click the "Program Files" icon in the list of folders that appears. Locate the folder named "Symantec AntiVirus" and right-click it. Left-click "Delete" in the menu that pops up. Continue to delete any folders in this window named "Norton" or "Symantec" using the same process. Double-click the "Common Files" folder, right-click the "Symantec Shared" folder, and left-click the "Delete" button. Symantec AntiVirus will now be completely uninstalled from your computer.
 




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