What Is the Best Way to Uninstall Norton 360?

Norton 360 anti-virus

If for some reason you want to uninstall Norton 360, you’d think it wouldn’t be terribly difficult, wouldn’t you? Just go to “My Computer”, select “Control Panel, then choose “Add/Remove Programs”. Right? Well, not necessarily. I hate to burst your bubble, but this program, like many others, just cannot seem to believe you truly want to remove it from your computer or from your life!

Even when you think you have finally succeeded in uninstalling Norton 360, you may find a few files hanging around your registry. What’s going on with that? They may interfere with the proper operation of other programs installed on your PC, meaning they may slow you down.

Norton 360 anti-virus

How can you get rid of these unwanted visitors to your computer? With these steps you should be able to bid them adieu.

Well, you were at least partly right. The Control Panel is the right place to start, and yes, “Add/Remove Programs” is the correct second step. Here’s where it gets a little weird.

Go down the list of programs, choosing Norton 360. Follow the removal instructions then restart your computer to finish removing Norton.

Next, restart your computer, and be sure that no Norton icons appear on your desktop or start menu (under “Program Files”). If you see that any remain, remove them at this time.

Go to the Symantec site and download the Norton Product Removal Tool. This should leave a Norton Product Removal Tool icon on your desktop. Select this icon, let it run then restart your computer.

Lastly, go to the Control Panel and uninstall the Removal tool, and you should be all set.

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