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Removing Norton
« on: March 19, 2005, 07:58:40 PM »
OK, i've desided i want to be a permanant avast user.  I'm sure this is a redunant question.  How do I get Norton completely removed?
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Re: Removing Norton
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2005, 08:29:36 PM »
Welcome to forums...
I had to remove NAV a long time ago...
Well, I survived untill now... I'm avast since then.
Read: Removing Norton

See How important is it to completely remove Norton? topic.

1) Please, browse the Symantec website and download the specific uninstall tool for NAV. It will clean trash left behing by NAV (files, registry keys). You need this to proper working with avast.

2) Can you try to repair your installation? Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > avast! antivirus > Remove then choose Repair function in the popup window (Repair). If this does not help, can you uninstall / boot / install / boot again?

3) You can delete folders/files under either 'Norton' or 'Symantec' folder, the others under Liveupdate folders and ApplicationData...

4) On Registry, well good Registry Cleaners could do some work.
But, for me, the only thing I would worry about is the VDD keys. You must have the following entry there:

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswMonVd.dll

Can you post the contents of these Windows Registry keys in your system?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers\\VDD
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers\\VDD
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers\\VDD
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers\\VDD
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet004\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers\\VDD
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Re: Removing Norton
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2005, 08:30:00 PM »
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/docid/2001092114452606

info for ver.  2003 or earlier is at the top of the page..
info for later versions  (04 , 05)  is lower down so scroll downwards...

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Re: Removing Norton
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2005, 08:50:41 PM »
Check the Symantec website for complete removal instructions for the version (i.e., year) of Norton antivirus that is installed in your pc. Be careful to read all relevant info that applies to you. A lot depends on whether your Norton antivirus is a standalone product or part of some suite of Symantec products such as Norton SystemWorks, etc. In most cases a manual removal will be needed. This means, among other things, that you will have to delete manually a lot of registry entries.

Handling the registry is potentially dangerous. You must first make a copy of your current registry so that you can restore it in case something goes terribly wrong. One utility that can simplify all the registry operations you will need is RegCompress. It is part of the suite of such utilities KMCS-DSS which can be found at http://www.kmcsonline.com/index.html

Running RegCompress before removing manually registry entries will result in removing practically each one of them for you thus simplifying your job. RegCompress can also make and save a copy of your registry initially as well as restore it in case this is needed.

Good luck!

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Re: Removing Norton
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2005, 07:59:03 AM »
Hello jsapp

///////////Notice

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Handling the registry is potentially dangerous.
Therefore, carry out after mastering backup and restoration of a registry.

I am Japanese.
I translate label etc(""inside) description.
Please choose the item which corresponds although it differs from an English display.
I assume WindowsXP.

///////////Uninstallation

Uninstallation of NORTON is performed following.
1. Remove NORTON from Add/Remove Program(Aplication).
2. Reboot.
3. It will delete from Add/Remove Program(Aplication), if there are the following programs.
LiveUpdate
LiveReg
Norton WMI Update
4. Reboot.
5. DoubleClick MyComputer or Startup Explorer.
6. from Menu > Tool, choose "Folder option". 
7. Click "View" tab.
8. Set following:
Check "All files and folders are displayed option."
Remove the check of "Not displayed the extension of the file registered".
Remove the check of "Not displayed the protected operating system file".
9. Click Apply button.
10. Close MyComputer or Explorer.
11. Click "Start"(Start button is Bottom Left).
12. Click "Serch for (Refer for?).
13. Click "All folders and files" at "What is searched?".
14. Put into [norton] in "Name" entry.([] does not input)
15. It confirms that "The place to look for" is "A Local HardDrive".
16. Click "Detailed setting option".
17. Check "Serch of System folder", "Serch of Hidden folders and files" and "Serch of Subfolder".
18. Click "Serch for" button.
19. Remove all files and folders that were found.
20. Repeat step11-13.
21. Repeat step14, but put into [symantec].([] does not input)
22. Repeat step15-19.

It is avobe.

Hope it helps.
Best regards,

HIPPO


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Re: Removing Norton
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2005, 06:56:29 PM »
 Hi,
I'm a fairly recent convert to Avast, too.

For the record, here's how I got rid of NIS2002...

Ran RegMechanic and cleared up any existing problems and made sure the registry was tidy.
Used Control Panel to uninstall NIS2002
Reboot
UsedControl Panel to uninstall LiveReg
UsedControl Panel to uninstall LiveUpdate
Reboot
Used the Symantec utility RNav.exe to mop-up NAV
Used the Symantec utility RnisUPG.exe to mop-up NIS
Used the Avast external control to mop-up any left-overs!
Rebooted and installed Avast!
Rebooted and ran RegMechanic to clear up any remaing Symantec entries (and, yes, there were several still lurking!)
.. anyway, all seems OK and I'm a happy Avast user.
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Re: Removing Norton
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2005, 07:35:33 PM »
I hate when a user come here, ask and does not come back...  :P
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Re: Removing Norton
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2005, 01:43:49 AM »
I also hate Norton.  Norton sucks.  You hear that Norton?  Shame on you leaving garbage on our machines that don't get uninstalled and causing conflicts.  You suck. 

Please don't install Norton on your machines.  Norton leaves garbage littered all over the place and makes it difficult to install other AV programs.  I don't care how much they pay to get good reviews.  Norton sucks.
The wind in the wires made a tattletale sound
And a wave broke over the railing
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T'was the witch of November come stealing.

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Technical
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2005, 01:54:47 AM »
Technical,

Don't sweat him not showing back up.

Cause this thread can help others, I am in the same situation.
 
Uninstalled Norton,Liveupdates still in ADD/remove.
When I tried to remove it told me there was alot of crap left.

This thread will help me,with my limited skills, along with the help of a friend with real skills  ;).
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Re: Removing Norton
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2005, 01:59:31 AM »
I also hate Norton.  Norton sucks.  You hear that Norton?  Shame on you leaving garbage on our machines that don't get uninstalled and causing conflicts. 
Yeah, you're really being too kind to Norton :lol:

But, look on the bright side, at least there are great alternatiaves like Avast! and you are now using it.
Win XP-SP2, Avast! 5.6-2808, Sygate Personal firewall
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Re: Technical
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2005, 02:03:00 AM »
Don't sweat him not showing back up.
Cause this thread can help others, I am in the same situation.
Ok, I'll bit my big tongle  ;D
 
Uninstalled Norton,Liveupdates still in ADD/remove.
When I tried to remove it told me there was alot of crap left.
Do you need help? Have you read: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=12169.0
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Re: Removing Norton
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2005, 02:49:27 AM »
Technical,

LMAO, uuhhhh, yeah,

That is this thread  ;D
« Last Edit: April 20, 2005, 02:59:33 AM by GhosTT »
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Re: Removing Norton
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2005, 03:48:52 PM »
Technical, LMAO, uuhhhh, yeah, That is this thread  ;D

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Re: Removing Norton
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2005, 03:10:12 AM »
Geeze Technical,

Hope you didn't think that was a shot, it was just funny!

As an AVAST newbie,
No way would I want to offend somebody with 10126's posts here. ;)

Have experimented with settings since last post,
and AVAST is working even better!


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