Re: Cleaning up after Norton
No Norton drivers present. Removed ALL Symantec or Norton related registry
entries (even the ones I originally had problems removing - thanks,
winston!). Still, Windows Security Center swears I have Norton Internet
I would gladly reinstall Vista, but it was part of my OEM package, and
reinstalling that would bring Norton right back. I don't want to spend $$$
to buy a stand-alone OS, but even if I did - I'd have to abandon using extra
computer buttons that are built into my laptop (AV Mode, quick access, etc.)
as I'm sure they need OEM software to function, not to mention finding all
factory drivers for devices (I can locate most of them but not all)... Not
ready for that headache, yet.
Any other suggestions on cleaning up after Norton, or should I just ignore
> The 'enum' keys would seem to suggest that Norton drivers are still there. A
> check of the running processes with taskmanager or autoruns (sysinternals)
> might confirm or refute this.
> Personally I will remove NAV if I find it on XP, but if I encounter NIS I
> will usually take the format and reinstall route if at all possible.
> Basically, this beast is considerably harder to get fully rid-of than most
> viruses. Only limited experience of this kind of issue on Vista, but comments
> probably also apply.
> Doing a clean install (particularly of that behemoth called Vista) is
> nontrivial, but it's preferable to finding you've still got obscure problems
> after you've spent a lot of time and effort installing apps and configuring
> the PC the way you want it.