IE / Norton / NOD32 - System is barely usable

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Jay, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. Jay

    Jay Guest

    We have a pc on our network that had Norton on it and was upgraded to IE7.
    Well let's just say that was a the start of it all. it failed to respond and
    would just hang for extended periods. We uninstalled Norton and then
    installed NOD32 AV. Still way too unresponsive. We have now also done 2
    restores and the system still does not perform the way it used to. Also, MS
    Security Center seems to believe that there are mutliple AV's installed even
    though we've uninstalled Norton and done registry scans and removed
    everything pertaining to Norton.

    I haven't seen any responses on this forum that seem to work so I'm not
    posting this in hopes of getting an answer, I just wanted to share our
    problem since I'm sure others are having it as well.

    We will probably format the drive and start from scratch.

    Jay
     
    Jay, Dec 5, 2006
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  2. Jay

    NewScience Guest

    Norton throws things in Services. Check for Norton in your SERVICES.MSC and
    disable it.
    Also check all your Startup options in MSCONFIG and see if it left anything
    leftover.

    Also check your Internet Options Add-ons and check if Norton is still there
    filtering.
    Norton does not uninstall very well. It's up there with McAfee uninstall
    features. McAfee has unistall cleanup scripts on their web-sites.

    You may want to check with Norton on there forums/web-site for anything
    related to Uninstalling failing.
     
    NewScience, Dec 5, 2006
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  3. Jay

    Jay Guest

    Thanks guys.....we'll give this a try.

    Norton is horrible......we're trying to ditch it and it just won't die!
     
    Jay, Dec 5, 2006
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  4. Jay

    NewScience Guest

    After you uninstall everything make sure that you check in SERVICES to see
    if any remnants are leftover. I have yet to find any Security Suite totally
    remove everything. They all seem to leave the Service and Enum entries in
    the registry HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\.....
    ..
     
    NewScience, Dec 6, 2006
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  5. Jay

    PA Bear Guest

    You'll need to run the appropriate Norton Removal Tool to get rid of all
    instances of "Norton" so that NOD32 runs properly.

    Symantec NAV, NIS, NSW Removal
    http://basconotw.mvps.org/SymRem.htm

    Remove/Reinstall NIS/Norton AntiSpam/NPF 2004/2005/2006
    http://basconotw.mvps.org/SymRem1.htm

    Symantec NIS, NSW, NAV 2007 Removal Tool
    http://basconotw.mvps.org/SymRem2.htm

    Removing NAV 2003 and earlier using Rnav2003.exe
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/docid/2001092114452606
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    NOD32: Extra settings & tweaks
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=37509

    NOD32: Free upgrade to v2.7
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=154810
     
    PA Bear, Dec 6, 2006
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  6. Jay

    PA Bear Guest

    YW, though I was replying to Jay.
    --
    ~PA Bear
     
    PA Bear, Dec 6, 2006
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