I need help removing Norton NAV fragments

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Bill Dobbs, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. Bill Dobbs

    Bill Dobbs Guest

    I have a P4 Dell computer running Windows 98 that has fragments of Norton
    Anti Virus that is causing problems booting. The computer also freezes
    during shut down which suspect is related to Norton too, I have looked in
    the control panel/add or remove programs, and Norton is not there, however
    in Start/programs it appears, but will not run. While booting there is a
    statement stating in the registry or system.ini indicating the file cannot
    be found.

    I realize that there is commercial software that purportedly will remove
    fragments of deleted programs, but I hope to find freeware of shareware to
    accomplish this.

    Bill Dobbs, Jul 3, 2004
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  2. Bill Dobbs

    Unk Guest

    Sigh... It may well be easier, and quicker, to format the drive and
    reinstall the OS than to try to remove everything Norton put in your system.

    If you MUST clean it up, here's a starter...

    Download Norton's Symclean & RNAV to remove all of Norton's components:

    Rnav for NAV 2003 and earlier:

    How to uninstall Norton AntiVirus by using the Rnav2003.exe

    How to uninstall Norton AntiVirus 2000/2001/2002

    How to uninstall Norton SystemWorks manually.

    Keywords: symclean and RNAV

    Run 1st: symclean
    Run 2nd: RNAV

    Also do a computer search and remove any folder that contains

    If you have Norton Internet Security (NIS) installed, also search
    for the "Rnis removal utility"

    Run regedit, and clean 2 entries:
    1. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Symantec
    2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Symantec

    Delete folders:
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared
    C:\Program Files\Symantec
    C:\Windows\Application Data\Symantec
    C:\Windows\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\

    XP - Loss of Internet access after uninstalling Norton Antivirus software
    1.Click Start, and then click Run.
    2.In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
    3.Locate the following Registry key:

    Note The variable lists SYMTDI.
    4.Edit the value to remove SYMTDI from the dependency list.
    5.Restart the computer.

    Now, after all that, you'll still have some stuff in the registry that
    Norton put there. Think of it as a cancer; The best you can hope for is
    remission of the disease....
    Unk, Jul 3, 2004
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