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Windows 7: Uninstalling Symantec

08 Feb 2012   #11
dm01

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Is there a way uninstall and reinstall free 90 days oem versions?
How can we reach hidden reg entries. I tried write "symantec" and "norton", search and delete entries in registry, but norton still says "expired".

I searched in google but didn't find good answer.


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08 Feb 2012   #12
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

The easiest way to do that is to restore a pre-Norton Image and then reinstall Norton afresh. If you want to continue sine-die then you shall have to do that every 3 months.

But I am not sure if this legal and on the up and up. I don't think that it is. So the best is either to buy Norton or install a robust A-H\V like Avast or WSE.
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08 Feb 2012   #13
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I think you will find Norton is smarter than that. If you like it why not buy it.
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08 Feb 2012   #14
renpei

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I did everything I can yet te norton installation still tells me symantec is installed
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08 Feb 2012   #15
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Try RevoUninstaller.
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08 Feb 2012   #16
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by renpei View Post
I did everything I can yet te norton installation still tells me symantec is installed
Make sure you are using the latest Norton uninstaller for your product.
If this fails you could try could try reinstalling using their Uninstall - Reinstall utility (NRnR.exe) and use the latest uninstaller again.
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08 Feb 2012   #17
synoptic12

windows 7, 64 bit, home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dm01 View Post
Is there a way uninstall and reinstall free 90 days oem versions?
How can we reach hidden reg entries. I tried write "symantec" and "norton", search and delete entries in registry, but norton still says "expired".

I searched in google but didn't find good answer.
I have Endpoint also. I do not believe that you can re-install "Norton" which was given as a free 90 day trial, once you un-install Norton.
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08 Feb 2012   #18
synoptic12

windows 7, 64 bit, home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dm01 View Post
Is there a way uninstall and reinstall free 90 days oem versions?
How can we reach hidden reg entries. I tried write "symantec" and "norton", search and delete entries in registry, but norton still says "expired".

I searched in google but didn't find good answer.
NO.
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08 Feb 2012   #19
synoptic12

windows 7, 64 bit, home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by renpei View Post
I have symantec endpoint protection 11 and I am unhappy with it. When I tried uninstalling it from add/remove programs, it did not work and I manually deleted the files and registry entries according to the instructions on the Symantec Page. When I tried installing Norton 360, it told me that I had to first unistall symantec or norton as it was detected on my computer. I went and got Symantec Cleanwipe which ran successfully. When I tried to install Norton again, it still displayed the same message. I have tried running cleanwipe in safe mode as well as deleting everything in the registry with the phrase symantec.

Any help would be appreciated :P
First off, Symantec is very robust, a little heavy but extremely secure. Symantec is one of the best security softwares. I would imagine you uninstalled Symantec from the Control Panel. I am unaware of "add and remove" programs. I see you have Premium, so I'm not sure of the settings Premium employs. You cannot install Norton, while using Symantec, and vice versa. Once you uninstall the free 90 day trial of Norton, you cannot reinstall it, unless you reformat the system(recovery).
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08 Feb 2012   #20
renpei

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you all for the replys. I would just like to clarify a few things. Firstly, I have Syamantec Endpoint Protection and NOT Norton. Secondly, I already deleted all the files and it no longer shows up in any uninstaller although the Norton installer detects it.

Thanks
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