Stupid Norton Antivirus/Firewall
Hi everyone, if any of you recognize me, I haven't been posting lately because of this problem. Norton. I tried uninstalling it and deleting it from the Program Files, but there are still a few files left, I have removed it from the Windows Startup menu but then when I check the Windows Security Alerts thingy, it says that Norton Firewall is currently running, even though it has almost all of the files needed for the program to work deleted, its still working, but I can't see it on the Taskbar at the bottom, I don't think I can even see it with Windows task manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del ) But anyway, its blocking access to Msn, Firefox (I'm using IE right now >_>) and probably other things aswell, earlier, I tried disabling it and Firefox/MSN worked, so I know its the Norton Firewall, if anyone can help, please post here asap =/
P.S I think IE is the only thing on thats working that has to do with the internet
uhh... damn. I know I used a tool at one point in time that I got directly from Symantec to remove norton products, but now I can't find it. All I see now is a web based one. Seems that's all they support now.
Meh, anyway... first up, how did you uninstall it? The golden rule is that you check the start menu first, and see if the program has an uninstaller there. You ALWAYS run the program's uninstaller over Windows. If there isn't one, then you go to Add/Remove Programs in Control pannel and remove it that way. Deleting the program in Program Files doesn't work. There are to many system DLLs and Registry entries put into windows during installs now. I'm afraid that method has long gone byebye on the Windows platform.
Well, if that is the way you did things, then there isn't much you can do, save the removal tool. You may want to just try and re-install norton from the disk, then run the unistaller after that. That sometimes works, and is less of a 'iron fist' approach. If that's a no go, then you definalty need the removal tool.
Here is the offical Norton Removal tool (IE ActiveX based).
This is an old download version I found. MAKE SURE YOUR PRODUCT IS ONE OF THE SUPPORTED!
Should be pretty straightforward. Step by step shit... but it's been something like 6 months since I did this... and that was once. Good luck.
thanks to Silverwmoon!
Thx, now everything's all fixed
Haha, Nortans seems more like a virus than an anti-virus lol
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