This article continues our series on anti-virus removal tools – standalone programs that are designed to completely remove an anti-virus program when it’s own uninstall goes wrong. This week we cover the Norton Removal Tool 2012.
It should be noted that the Norton Removal Tool is much more that just a remover for Norton Anti-Virus and Internet Security. In fact, at the time of writing, the Norton Removal Tool 2012 can remove all of these Norton products,
- Norton AntiSpam 2004 and 2005
- Norton AntiVirus 2003 through 2012, 20.x
- Norton Ghost 2003, 9.0, 10.0, 12.0, 14.0 and 15.0
- Norton GoBack 3.1 through 4.2
- Norton Internet Security 2003 through 2012, 20.x
- Norton Password Manager
- Norton Personal Firewall 2003 through 2006
- Norton SystemWorks 2003 through 2009
- Norton Confidential Online 2007
- Norton Add-on Pack 1.0 – 4.0
- Norton Save and Restore 1.0 through 2.0
- Norton 360/Security Suite/Business Suite
- Norton Safety Minder 1.0
- Norton SafeWeb 3.2
As with all other similar removal tools, the Norton Removal Tool 2012 should ideally be used after trying to remove the Norton product via the Add/Remove Programs item in Windows XP Control Panel, or the Programs and Features item in Windows Vista and Windows 7 Control Panel.
After uninstalling the program, run the Norton Removal Tool 2012 to clean up any leftover files or registry entries that it didn’t remove. This is especially important with Norton software as there always seem to be leftovers, no matter how good the uninstall program was.
This tool can also be used if it is impossible to uninstall Norton by any other means, as in the case of a corrupted uninstall program that thinks Norton isn’t even installed.
Read more about Norton Removal Tool.
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