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24-08-2010, 09:11 AM
Any tricks to removing Nortons as i guess it wont go quietly. I do have a Nortons removal tool i downloaded some time ago but have never used it.
Cheers Wayne:thanks

24-08-2010, 09:18 AM
I always use the tool, only had it fail once. I've been finding recently I have to disconnect the PC from the net before running the tool - it phones home to check for a newer version and has been hanging on at point (for me at least).

24-08-2010, 09:26 AM
Personally I use Revo Uninstaller (http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/System-Enhancements/Portable-Revo-Uninstaller.shtml) portable version in Advanced Mode.

Only thing you have to watch out for is once the Norton Uninstaller finishes it wants to reboot - dont let it, just keep running through the Revo.

24-08-2010, 10:22 AM
Thanks that helps

24-08-2010, 12:34 PM
Norton recommends using the uninstaller for the program, if that fails, use the removal tool.

(Might pay to re-download it, they have probably updated it since you last downloaded it)

If that fails, reinstall Windows.

24-08-2010, 12:42 PM
The Norton Removal tool still leaves truck loads of reg files and folders behind.

Revo will rip most of it out.

24-08-2010, 12:48 PM
Yeah, well Norton also recommend you to buy their products! :lol:

24-08-2010, 01:36 PM
I note they also claim their product is an anti-virus!:lol:

24-08-2010, 01:53 PM
I do:
Normal uninstall
Removal Tool
Manual removal.
In that order if it's being difficult.

26-08-2010, 05:30 PM
Thanks for the help have got rid of Nortons Windows comes up with a error

BCCode : 1000008e BCP1 : C0000005 BCP2 : 00000000 BCP3 : F78D6958
BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 768_1

also Mozilla gave a error

Add-ons: {0538E3E3-7E9B-4d49-8831-A227C80A7AD3}:,{CF40ACC5-E1BB-4aff-AC72-04C2F616BCA7}:,{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0021-ABCDEFFEDCBA}:6.0.21,jqs@sun.com:1.0,antiphishing@ bullguard:1.0,{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}:3.6.8
BuildID: 20100722155716
CrashTime: 1282791739
EMCheckCompatibility: true
FramePoisonBase: 00000000f0de0000
FramePoisonSize: 65536
InstallTime: 1279935577
ProductName: Firefox
ReleaseChannel: release
SecondsSinceLastCrash: 266309
StartupTime: 1282791477
Theme: classic/1.0
Throttleable: 1
URL: http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?imgurl=http://www.salvationarmymedia.org/presentation/Clouds_Background.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.salvationarmymedia.org/presentation_resources.html&usg=__g0iCoGQLxGe3DcCILcWz7xN7oas=&h=768&w=1024&sz=91&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=nKFXfIt6Eh1TuM:&tbnh=132&tbnw=194&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dclouds%2Bbackground%26hl%3Den%26clien t%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1024%26bih%3D572%26gbv%3D2%26t bs%3Disch:1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=569&vpy=106&dur=19874&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=102&ty=139&ei=yth1TN-9PIKesQPP84ihDQ&oei=yth1TN-9PIKesQPP84ihDQ&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0
Vendor: Mozilla
Version: 3.6.8

This report also contains technical information about the state of the application when it crashed.

Thanks Wayne

26-08-2010, 05:31 PM
BTW it was doing this i now believe before the removal of Nortons