Re: Removing Norton Protection
An acquaintance recently purchased a Toshiba laptop. It came with McAfee
installed and running. He had so many different problems. He finally, out of
desperation, purchased a retail copy of Vista so that he could start clean.
Needless to say, the problems that he had been experiencing are no longer
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
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"Jay Somerset" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On Sun, 17 Jun 2007 10:23:14 -0400, "Richard Urban"
> <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>Norton/Symantec and McAfee are on the same plane as A.O.L.
>>For years now I have considered them worse than the malicious stuff they
>>to protect us against. If you truly want to get rid of everything Norton -
>>reformat your system partition and start fresh. If all you have is the
>>recovery media supplied by the computer manufacturer you are out of luck,
>>unless you are willing to purchase a generic OEM or retail copy of the
> That cure is even worse than the illness. :-) If there is no "nice"
> alternative, I guess I'll just have to go in and remove each and every
> Symantec/Norton registry entry by hand.
>>I will not allow anything from Norton/Symantec or McAfee near any computer
> I'll not in the future, but the damned stuff was already installed
> when I bought the laptop.
> Jay (remove dashes for legal email address)