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A virus scanner that is apparently made to act like a virus. So I'm putting on my motherboard uilities and just clicked add all. Well, one of those things was a virus scanner. And it turned out to be Norton. Upon seeing this I go to get Norton off my system through add and remove. Didn't work. Went into spybot to use it's add and remove feature. The thing is still there...

It's something really considered a anti virus software when it tries to jump onto your computer every chance it gets? And when you try to get rid it it just stays there and laughs at you? I'd almost say it's worse than AOL.

Anyway, any programs to get rid of things like that?
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post #2 of 17
Try uninstalling in safemode.
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post #3 of 17
McAffee Quick Clean has a removal program...but then ya might be stuck with that...lol...just kidding but ya can use the trial version to get rid of it.And it has an UNINSTALLER.
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Thank you. No idea why I didn't think of doing that.
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post #5 of 17
what version of norton did you have before the uninstall? it could be a tamper protection feature that was not letting you uninstall. my version has that im not sure if yours did.
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post #6 of 17
Happned to me to, I....used the windows computer search and deleted everything relating to norton.
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
Try uninstalling in safemode.
Try that or I heard the other way is fresh yes fresh intall.I did fresh install as long was the only way to get rid of Norton the Virus.Good luck.
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post #8 of 17
do not use norton, slows ur comp completely down, try AVG or Norton "corporate edition" best 2 anti virus protections out..
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post #9 of 17
My vote goes to Avast Home Edition (free).
post #10 of 17
Actually, Trend Micro antivirus is pretty solid. I would try that. Doesn't slow your computer down and has better definitions than Norton.
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