posted on May, 7 2008 @ 01:11 PM
I tell you what, getting rid of Norton's Antivirus is impossible.
If anyone has actually used this program, you probably know what I'm talking about. I was dumb enough to buy Norton 05 because I thought that was a
good idea. HAHAHAHA, little did I know.
So after a few months of Nortons working fine, meaning my computer not having a problem, then all the problems come:
1. Never heard of SpyAxe before but Norton's couldn't clear that up.
2. Nortons couldn't get rid of trojans it said it could; this was using
the Norton program and their website.
3. Tons of spyware on my computer and I was visiting sites like
ESPN, CNNSI, yahoo, ect.
4. The list goes on, worms, trojans, virus', ect.
Now, after having to go through my registry and remove the problem manually, I decided it was time for Norton's to go the way of Ol' Yeller.
Nortons doesn't tell you this, but it is a program you can not get rid of, read it again, can not get rid of.
To get rid of Nortons I first used their uninstall program, however, this did nothing. The program was removed from the desktop and other areas most
computer users would look, except for the fact that it was still there in my registry and running in my background.
So, after discovering that my uninstall did not work, I went and deleted it from the registry, rebooted and hoped for the best. My hope was short
lived as Nortons was still on my computer, and still running.
The only way to get rid of this was to reinstall Windows.
Now, I know some people do not like Vista, and while I was a bit hesitant to latch onto Vista, I can say this about Vista: I have never had a virus,
trojan horse, worm, spyware, or any other problems since I have installed Vista.