Monday, 17 June 2013

How to Remove All Traces of Norton From Your PC

Do you want to uninstall Norton from your PC and transfer to other alternative antivirus program but you do not know how to uninstall it? If you really need to uninstall Norton from your computer then here I will show you step-by-step uninstall instructions to remove all of its traces.
But first, you have to bear in mind that you should immediately download another antivirus program on your computer after the uninstall of Norton. This helps to ensure the security of your computer.
How to uninstall Norton normally?
1. Just go to Start on the left-bottom of your desktop.
2. Click on Settings and then Control Panel.
3. Find and double click on "Add/Remove Programs" (XP)/ Programs and Features (Vista).
4. Then a window will pop up with a detailed information of the programs installed on your computer.
5. Here, find Norton and click on "Change/Remove" button to remove it.
The second thing that you need to do is to check and delete all related Norton files and clean up its registry keys. At this time, try to find whether the following directories still exist in your system. If they do, simply delete them from your computer.
• C:\Program Files\Norton
• C:\Program Files\Symantec
• C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared
The third thing it to go to Start - Run, and type Regedit and press Enter to access registry editor. Here, you should locate HK_LOCAL_MACHINESoftware and then delete all entries associated with Norton key. Be careful enough when doing such action and a simple mistake or mis-deletion will result in complete system corruption.

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