anyway to Disable NORTON antivirus???

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  1. NEOxMorpheus

    NEOxMorpheus Real OG

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    Finally made the switch from Norton to Avast. However, I'm not yet ready to completely Remove Norton antivirus from my computer because I may want to use it later in the future. However I can't figure out how to Disable norton for good. When I disable it, the highest duration of time that it remains disabled is until the system restarts.

    anyone know how to disable it for good?
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    goto run, type in msconfig.
    under the services tab, check the box to hide microsoft services, you should see something related to norton.
    then goto the startup tab, you'll have to look closely, you should see a couple of things related to norton. uncheck those and restart
     
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    Don't you have the CD? You could always uninstall it and reinstall it later if you need to.
     
  4. NEOxMorpheus

    NEOxMorpheus Real OG

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    thanks for the tip. no cd. came with computer
     
  5. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    That's exactly why you should remove it. Its crap that doesn't care what you want to do, only what IT wants to do.
     
  6. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Turning off NAV Autoprotect doesn't work? It's always worked for me. Maybe the new version has some auto-re-enabling feature to keep forgetful users from leaving it disabled forever when they only need to turn it off for one session.

    Sucks. I still use NSW 2003, and it does fine by me.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :werd: I fucking hate Norton products. Goddamn shit.
     
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    It'll only let you turn it off for durations now, kinda sucks.

    Sometimes turning off norton still doesn't turn off norton. Copy down your cd key and just uninstall it, you'll save yourself headache down the line.
     
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    You can not truely "remove" or "disable" norton antivirus without formatting your machine... They dig it in very deep...

    This (coupled with it's horrible performance, and amazing ability to let viruses through) is why I recommend you avoid norton at all costs.
     
  10. NEOxMorpheus

    NEOxMorpheus Real OG

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    I now realize how much of a resource hog Norton is. After disabling it my computer seems to run much faster.
     
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    I agree Norton may be a pain in the ass to uninstall, but I think I have seen a utility on the Symantec site that you can run to help remove left over files/registry keys that may or may not have be removed by the installer program.

    I have never used it though.
     
  12. deusexaethera

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    The newer versions of Norton must really suck. My 2003 version has caught more viruses than I can count and I can turn it off whenever I want. Did I mention the 2003 version doesn't require online activation either?
     
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    It's called Symnrt. It used to be an executable that you could download but now they've made it into a activex plugin.
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :mamoru: :hsd: :ugh2: :eek4:


    Try AVG or F-Prot.
     

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