Windows 10: Safely Uninstall Norton Internet Security? Solved

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  1. Posts : 609
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.81)
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       16 Apr 2017 #11

    I got anxious and did it using Norton's tool. Followed that with CCleaner. So far so good. Windows Defender and Firewall both seem to be happy. Boot time is noticeably faster. That's a plus.

    But, my original problem of the two website log-in failures are still with me. Oh well ... at least I'm shed of Norton.

    If anything crops up over this I will update the thread.

    Thanks guys. Y'all have a good day.
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  2. Posts : 609
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.81)
    Thread Starter
       16 Apr 2017 #12

    LOL, Norton don't give up easily. I started getting download dialogs wanting to install a new version of NIS. Took me another chat session with a remote connection to get rid of a lot of left behind trash. Hopefully this is the end of it. We'll see ...
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  3.    16 Apr 2017 #13

    CWGilley said: View Post
    LOL, Norton don't give up easily. I started getting download dialogs wanting to install a new version of NIS. Took me another chat session with a remote connection to get rid of a lot of left behind trash. Hopefully this is the end of it. We'll see ...
    Norton's support is pretty good, at least they have been in the past. Glad you removed it successfully too.
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  4. Posts : 609
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.81)
    Thread Starter
       16 Apr 2017 #14

    Yes they were helpful and knew what he was doing.

    Now I'm wondering how long Defender is going to keep running scans. Just finished the third one since enabling it. I've got to be sanitary by now!
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  5.    16 Apr 2017 #15

    CWGilley said: View Post
    Yes they were helpful and knew what he was doing.

    Now I'm wondering how long Defender is going to keep running scans. Just finished the third one since enabling it. I've got to be sanitary by now!
    I've never used Defender for more than maybe 15 mins, as it took me that long to completely disable it...LoL Good luck with Defender, lots of people use and love it. Just might take a while I guess. You could try a re-boot if it does not stop.
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    Windows 10 pro 64 bit/v.1803/17134.1.48
       16 Apr 2017 #16

    CWGilley said: View Post
    A quick chat with Norton support says:

    "Yes you can use the advance option from the removal tool and use the remove only option so that Norton does not reinstall after the restart."

    I'm going to hold off a bit before doing anything. Hoping to maybe hear from someone that's done this and can share their experience. Thank y'all for the advice, it is appreciated.
    I have used "Comcast Free" version of Norton Security Suite and "reinstalled and uninstalled many times". The advanced, uninstall only tool works just fine. However, you still will find registry entries if you run Ccleaner afterwords.
    I'm trying out Windows Defender's latest offering.
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  7. Posts : 609
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.81)
    Thread Starter
       16 Apr 2017 #17

    Just had Defender do a full scan. Another reboot will come soon enough. I'll probably add something to go "with it" before it's over.

    The Removal Tool got nearly everything. But then the attempt by Norton to download and install another 32 bit version put a lot of stuff back. That alone was enough to convince me I didn't want it anymore.

    That program's a lot like a Digital STD! Hard to get rid of.
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  •    16 Apr 2017 #18

    @CWGilley
    I told you they won't let you go easily: They have your credit card number.
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  • Posts : 609
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.81)
    Thread Starter
       16 Apr 2017 #19

    LOL, thanks for the laugh Mike. Check my last post.
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  •    16 Apr 2017 #20

    CWGilley said: View Post
    That program's a lot like a Digital STD! Hard to get rid of.
    In deed,

    Norton's server pings your machine since day one and the H key is still there. The IP link must be killed. The solution is in Regedit or in Firewall. Revo lets you safely search registry: screenshot

    Is there other product(s) that you have from them that may help to search registry? You need to fully disable the IP link. It is the only job left.

    The Pro version of Ccleaner (14 days) may give better results. Activation requires Internet.
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