Removal of security software such as Norton Internet Security from the device might seem like the easiest thing to conduct. The user simply goes to the Control Panel and then click on Add/Remove programs in Windows. After that, locate Norton Internet Securityand with just a single click this internet security software will remove completely from the device. Unfortunately, it isn’t that easy because there are some setup files of the security software that doesn’t go easily with just a single click on un-installation.
Norton has a bad habit of leaving some of its registry files behind at un-installation. And there is no such OS feature that can remove these files. These left files sometimes interrupt some of the other security software on your PC and become a reason for the slow and sluggish performance. Also, they create an issue while the installation of another internet security program.
Uninstalling using Windows Program Manager
First of all, open the control panel and you can uninstall Norton Internet Security via the Control Panel, much like any other program. You can get the control panel in the Start menu, or by searching for ‘Control Panel’
Open the Program Manager and if the control panel is available in the Category view then, click on the ‘Uninstall a program’. If it is Icon view then, open ‘programs and features’ or ‘add/remove programs
This will be redirected to the window which shows a list of all installed programs. If you have a lot of the programs or the operating system is out-to-date then, the list might take a few seconds to load
Find Norton Internet Security and scroll via the list unless you get Norton Internet Security. Click on it and then click on the Uninstall option that appears at the top of the list. Follow the on-screen instructions to remove Norton Internet Security
Delete other Norton products. There might be another Norton product installed on your PC. Look via the list for any more Norton and delete them by using the Uninstall option. Those programs you might have:
After uninstalling these products, restart your computer to complete the un-installation process. If this method doesn’t work then try the next step
Uninstalling using Norton Removal Tool
Download the Removal tool. This tool is a program that is specifically developed by the Symantec to help in removing the Norton Programs which do not uninstall properly.
But, it is advisable to perform the un-installation procedure in the above given step
You can download Norton Removal Tool from its official website. Search for ‘Norton removal tool’ in Google and choose the first result to go to the downloaded page
Close the Norton Windows and before running this removal tool, close any of the Norton windows. If any are not responding then use Task Manager to close them
Run the removal tool. For that, double-click in .exe downloaded file and accept the license agreement which appears and enter a Captcha that is ideal to prove that you are not a robot. The removal procedure might take a few minutes after you start it
You might need here to right-click on the removal tool and choose ‘Run as Administrator’ if there is no any administrator privileges on your account
Restart your computer and after the removal tool has completed work, you will be asked to restart your computer
Remove any remaining folders and when the computer has restarted, open the Program Files folder on your C drive. Look for any remaining Norton folders which survived both Un-installation processes. These offenders are: