it is sufficient to uninstall Norton Internet Security in the control panel folder??/

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by srishti, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. srishti

    srishti Guest

    i have installed Nod32 antivirus in my computer. i have uninstalled
    norton internet security program by going into the control panel folder.
    is it sufficient?
    security system shows that currently there are two firewalls present in
    my computer- windows and NIS. what am i supposed to do?
    srishti, Oct 13, 2008
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    bling Guest

    well if you are completely sure u uninstalled nis then u can disable it
    bling, Oct 13, 2008
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    Malke Guest

    Sometimes it's sufficient and sometimes it's not. ;-) Run the Norton removal
    tool and see if that takes care of the issue for you.

    Malke, Oct 13, 2008
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    Kayman Guest

    No, it is not!
    Download and run the Norton Removal Tool:
    The Norton Removal Tool uninstalls all Norton 2008/2007/2006/2005/2004/2003
    products and Norton 360 from your computer.

    While Norton's removal tool usually gets the job done, you may also want to
    go to:
    and download a copy of winsockxpfix just in case. Rarely, the removal of
    NIS breakes the networking components in XP to the point where internet
    access is impossible. This little utility will fix it back up.

    If the Norton removal tool doesn't work satisfactory use this:
    Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Remove unwanted programs and traces easily
    RegSeeker will remove all associated detritus (registry keys,files and
    folders) from any application. I found this application user friendly and
    very effective but suggest *not* to use the 'Clean the Registry' option.
    Click onto 'Find in registry' and in the 'Search for' box type *Norton*;
    The pertinent registry keys can then be safely deleted (just in case,
    ensure that the 'Backup before deletion' is checked). Repeat the task by
    typing in the Search for' box *Symantec*. You can then go on search and
    remove associated files as well.
    Then use NTREGOPT to compact the registry; Follow instructions.

    Good luck :)
    Kayman, Oct 13, 2008

  5. Good. NOD32 is a much better choice than Norton.

    Apparently not, based on what you say below.

    Running two software firewalls at once is not a good thing to do. You
    achieve no extra protection, you incur the extra overhead of running
    two firewalls, and you run the risk (probably small, but not zero) of
    conflicts between them.

    Follow the instructions of Malke and Kayman to be sure you have
    actually removed all the Norton software.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Oct 13, 2008
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    Jim Guest

    Google for uninstall Norton and go from there .
    Jim, Oct 14, 2008
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