Problems installing Norton 2007

Discussion in 'Tech' started by framergirl, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. framergirl

    framergirl New Member

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    Here I go again.

    One of my computers at work was acting up and I noticed the Norton wouldn't turn on. I figured it had expired (I've been gone alot this month), so I downloaded Norton 2007 Internet Security, but it wouln't install. So, I used their tool to remove the old software. So when I go to install the 2007, it gives me an error that the path chosen was invalid; must install on the local drive.
    So I browsed the program files and there are still Norton files listed. I tried to remove them manually, but it won't let me. OK, so I can't find any help on their website--it just keeps routing me back to use the uninstall tool, which I have done about 3 times now. This is driving me nuts. What did I do wrong and how should I try to fix it?? Any suggestions?
  2. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    Boot to safe mode and manually remove the files.
    Then run msconfig and disable the startup of all Norton related products and services.
    Then run the Norton Removal tool.

    For years, Norton AV and IS have been notorious for having installation/removal issues. You're better off without either, IMO, especially considering the free alternatives.
  3. c6comp

    c6comp the game belongs to me

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  4. SmokeDogg

    SmokeDogg New Member

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    Norton is considered by some to be the bane of windows, get rid of it by any means possible. First get Move On Boot Downloading MoveOnBoot 1.9.5 it will allow you to delete the norton file on boot. Second remove all norton entries from the registry it should be under HKEY_Local_Machine>Software>Symantec, then delete the Norton 2007 you downloaded. Get mcafee or soem other alterrnative
  5. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    the first problem is, your trying to install norton software.
    thats a no-no.
    avast, nod32, macafee, kaspersky
  6. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    To be honest, I've n ever had an issue with Norton. So I guess I wonder, why all the hate?
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    SymantCrap! It's a pile of junk compared to the alternatives. My only experience with AV/IS is corporate environment though with a central server pushing out the updates and security rules. Ever since we switched to McAfee, the network and computers have been running much much smoother, and alot of the VPN issues seemed to dissappear.