If you’re finding it difficult to permanently remove Norton antivirus from your computer system then continue to read. Nortons’ software is designed to become your internet protection service and protect from known internet hazards. The software usually contains an antivirus tool, Adware remover, firewall amongst many others.
Norton is definitely one of the most well-known internet protection providers available. However it’s not liked by all as it can be considered difficult to use and/or maintain. One problem that has been evident in my research of the product is many customers are being frustrated by the constant pop-ups, even when browsing safe websites. Furthermore the software is large and is known to slow down performance speeds upon smaller systems. The software also makes it very time consuming to remove fully, hence why this article has been put together. Follow the steps below to completely remove the program from your system.
Delete Norton Antivirus
Norton has many files and folders that come with it upon installation, especially if the program was preinstalled upon purchase. Thus the program can be removed using the Windows add/remove software, but this will only remove the program itself and the immediate programs surrounding it. Other files or folders may not be and could be left on your system, slowing it down. If you would like to know n exactly how to remove it permanently and completely follow the steps below:
- Firstly make sure that Norton Antivirus is not running. To do this press Ctrl + Alt + Delete, select Task Manager and then locate the Processes area.
- Scroll down the list and locate Norton and single click. Click End Processes.
- Find the Start button, and then navigate to the Control Panel.
- Click the Uninstall a program icon. If you are using XP or a lower OS then this will be labelled Add/Remove Programs.
- Scroll to Norton Antivirus and click the Uninstall button.
- The wizard should explain everything clearly, but just make sure you click remove all.
- Follow the on screen instructions.
- Repeat this process from step 5 onwards for any other Norton software that you are aware is installed on your system.
- Restart your computer system.
Ok, the above method works perfectly fine if you know exactly what you’re removing. However if you are unaware of all the traces fo the software on your computer the above process will not work fully. This is most evident inside your Windows registry. However do not attempt to remove these files manually unless you know exactly what you’re doing. Doing so could lead to computer malfunction and corruption. In this case you should opt for a 3rd party solution (such as the Perfect Uninstaller for example) and worst case scenario hire professional help.
Using A Software Alternative To Remove Norton Antivirus
Using the process above can be tricky for certain people and time consuming for others. Mistakes made can be costly to your system so your best option is to opt for a software alternative. There are many available on the web, be sensible and do your research and you’ll come across a number of highly respectable pieces of software. Removing unwanted programs fully at the click of a button!