Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Norton Removal Tool


  • Please log in to reply

#1
BeachBumBum

BeachBumBum

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 132 posts
I need to uninstall Norton to install another AV. Do I uninstall it from my Control Panel first, or do I just go straight to the Norton Removal Tool? And where is the best site to download the Removal Tool? Also, how will I be protected while I am uninstalling Norton and before I install the new AV, since I have to remain online for this? Sorry for so many questions, but I want to make sure and do this right, so I won't have problems in the future. This site has always been a great help to me. Thanks guys! :D
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Essexboy

Essexboy

    GeekU Moderator

  • GeekU Moderator
  • 69,964 posts
Control panel first and then run the removal tool after rebooting. There is no need to remain on line whilst uninstalling - it can all be done offline :D
  • 0

#3
BeachBumBum

BeachBumBum

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 132 posts
Thanks Essexboy, but how do I download the Removal Tool without it running until I want it to? And can I run it while offline?
  • 0

#4
Essexboy

Essexboy

    GeekU Moderator

  • GeekU Moderator
  • 69,964 posts
Download and save it to your desktop

Also download and save the new AV to your desktop as well

So if you do this

1. Download Norton removal tool to the desktop
2. Download new AV setup to your desktop
3. Disconnect from the net
4. Remove Norton via control panel and reboot
5. Run the removal tool reboot
6. Install new AV

Job done :D
  • 0

#5
BeachBumBum

BeachBumBum

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 132 posts
That sounds easy. Just one more question...do you have a favorite site to download the Removal Tool?
  • 0

#6
Essexboy

Essexboy

    GeekU Moderator

  • GeekU Moderator
  • 69,964 posts
Norton removal tool

Also remove PCTools firewall if you are getting AIS
  • 0

#7
BeachBumBum

BeachBumBum

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 132 posts
Thanks a bunch! My Norton is expiring right away, so now I can go ahead and cover my system. :D
  • 0

#8
Essexboy

Essexboy

    GeekU Moderator

  • GeekU Moderator
  • 69,964 posts
Any problems let me know
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP