How To Uninstall Norton Antivirus?

Common questions and answers about security software.

Norton antivirus is one of the best antivirus solutions available in the market.

Despite being best at detecting and removing viruses, it could be a trouble maker if you want to delete  or remove the Norton antivirus from your computer. The reason is Norton antivirus penetrates deeper into your system and the normal software removal method is not sufficient to remove the Norton antivirus.

Basically to remove Norton antivirus you have two different methods to follow plus some additional steps to completely remove the Norton antivirus.

First we will discuss the Windows software removal tool option to remove Norton antivirus. Go to start menu and open control panel, then go to add\remove programs tool. From here select Norton Antivirus and select 'remove'. Let the process complete and then restart your computer to complete the Norton antivirus removal process.

After restarting your pc go to C drive, open programs files and find a folder named "Norton". Delete that folder and any files that are present inside it. Then go to start and select the "Search" option.

Type Norton but do not make your search case sensitive. After the search results are displayed, remove any files that are associated with Norton antivirus. After performing these steps you have almost uninstalled the Norton antivirus from your computer, except its registry file. To accomplish this task go to Start menu, open run and type "regedit".

This will open the registry edit panel. From a list find HKEY_CURRENT_USER press the (+) sign next to it. Now click on Software, search the name Symantec and delete it. Now go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and perform the same step again. After doing this restart your computer.

Norton antivirus is now completely uninstalled from your computer.  The second method is to use the Norton Removal tool to uninstall Norton antivirus. To remove Norton antivirus using this method, download the Norton software removal tool, select the product you want to uninstall and follow the instruction to remove the Norton antivirus.

You have to manually perform the registry removal steps in some cases to completely remove Norton antivirus.