Re: Did I remove Norton Firewall?
"Rock" <Rock@nospam.net> wrote in message
> "LewBob" <lewisNOSPAM.firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>I used Norton Removal Tool and then manually deleted all references in the
>>Register that I could find for "Norton" and "Symantec." Windows Security
>>Center still reports that both Windows Firewall and Norton Internet
>>Security are turned on. Norton came preinstalled on my new laptop, and I
>>want to get rid of it. I still can't kill the beast. What more can I do to
>>delete all of Norton's hooks? Help greatly appreciated.
> From a post by MVP Malke, this has helped some:
> Open a command window (Start/Run --> cmd.exe) and run the following
> net stop winmgmt
> cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem
> ren repository repository.old
> net start winmgmt
> (or alternatively delete it using the command "rd /s repository" instead
> of the ren command)
> You probably need to run cmd elevated. If you want a graphical way
> instead of the command line:
> Start>Run>services.msc [enter]
> Scroll down to Windows Management Instrumentation and double-click it.
> Now click on the "Pause" button. Leave that window open and double-click
> My Computer. Navigate to %systemroot%\Windows\System32\wbem (where
> %systemroot% is the drive where XP is installed). Delete the Repository
> folder and *only* the Repository folder. Now go back to the WMI service
> window you left open and restart the service.
> This will rebuild the Repository and hopefully straighten out the
> incorrect entries for all your duplicates.
> In order to see the Windows files, you may need to unhide them:
> Make sure you are able to see all hidden files and extensions (View tab
> in Folder Options from the Control Panel).
> Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]
Thanks, Rock. I opted for the last technique (services.msc). It worked with
no apparent hitch or complication.
FYI, the winmgmt /verifyrepository technique suggested by dean-dean reported
a consistent repository, so I did not try that option.
Maybe now I won't encounter Norton for awhile.