View Full Version : Uninstall Norton Systemworks

Johnny R
13-07-2002, 09:29 PM
I'm trying to completely uninstall Norton System Works but it doesn't want to go. It doesn't appear in the install/uninstall options in Windows and when I try to manually uninstall it I get screen warnings.

Any ideas?

13-07-2002, 10:47 PM
Don't know if this will work for this program, but try installing it again.

Some programs have a "repair" option. If so, you might be able to unistall after that.

I have tried in the past (and succeeded) in similar cases by deleting the program folder and then reinstalling, then uninstalling. But I'd be worried about trying this with Norton SystemWorks, given that it puts tenticles into all sorts of parts of your system....

Susan B
13-07-2002, 10:51 PM
Try searching Symantec's website for info on how to delete the remains in the registry as that's probably what's causing your problems.

sam m
13-07-2002, 11:01 PM
From experience be 100% sure you definitely want to remove System Works especially if you are wanting to reinstall as there can often be problems trying to get it back on without problems. Try this link (http://service2.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nsw.nsf/docid/1999120113053307?OpenDocument&src=hot?=Norton%20SystemWorks&ver=2002%20Professional%20Edition%20for%20Windows% 202000/NT/Me/98/XP&stg=2&base=http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/nsys/&next=nsw_2002_pe_search_solve_install.html&sone=nsw_2002_pe_tasks.html&tpre=) to manually remove Systemworks. Beware there is a lot of work involved.

13-07-2002, 11:12 PM
depending on ver look on the disk as there is a removal app on it.

22-07-2002, 02:27 PM
I use fix-It these days and norton utils 2002 custom installed with out the mirror imaging bit that slows your PC down I also find that Diskeeper is far better for defragging its faster lets u surf while defragging and also doesnt upset Roxia GoBack on my PC

22-07-2002, 02:42 PM
>custom installed with out the mirror imaging bit that slows your PC down

whats that called?

> lets u surf while defragging

so does speed disk

>I use fix-It

have a url for it. i might have a wee look at it.

23-07-2002, 11:47 AM
You unistall norton then do a custom install without the bits you dont want in my case the defragmenter and the mirror imaging as i use goback which is far easier and more effective. Ontrack Fix-It is commercial program very good for tidying up the registry far better than norton 2002 actually . Also recommend PestPatrol to clean out trojans adware etc

23-07-2002, 12:09 PM
>and the mirror imaging as i use goback

what is the mirror imaging bit? are you meaning GHOST? or goback which comes with norton2002?

23-07-2002, 03:33 PM
I have just uninstalled system works, by going to the thig you installed it with, then it gave me 3 options.


Try it, and see what happenes