On Thu, 15 Nov 2007 07:11:02 -0800, norton security wrote:
> when we first bought our computer the person who helped us with installing
> the wireless suggested we get rid of norton security as in his experience it
> often caused trouble by blocking internet access. He thought that we did not
> need it. In the meantime, it is still not totaly taken off as a window always
> pops up when turning on the computer prompting us to complete installation by
> clicking next. This is getting on our nerves but we are afraid to meddle with
> it. What should we do? Turn it back on or get rid of the window and how?
As suggested on the site, you may wish to print out the directions before
While Norton's removal tool usually gets the job done, you may also want to
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.
If the Norton removal tool doesn't work satisfactory use this:
Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Remove unwanted programs and traces easily
RegSeeker will remove all associated detritus (registry keys,files and
folders) from any application. I found this application user friendly and
very effective but suggest *not* to use the 'Clean the Registry' option.
Click onto 'Find in registry' and in the 'Search for' box type *Norton*;
The pertinent registry keys can then be safely deleted (just in case,
ensure that the 'Backup before deletion' is checked). Repeat the task by
typing in the Search for' box *Symantec*. You can then go on search and
remove associated files as well.
Then use NTREGOPT to compact the registry; Follow instructions.