Like most other antivirus and anti-malware programs, Norton is not as easy to get rid of as it should be. Completely uninstalling Norton can be quite a pain in the you-know-what, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience with the uninstallation of antivirus, anti-malware and other computer security programs. If you’ve been wondering how to completely and successfully uninstall any and all Norton products from your computer, the following are all of the steps you need to follow in order to do so:
Click here to download the Norton Removal Tool – a utility designed specifically to uninstall all Norton products on your computer and get rid of all of the files and configurations pertaining to them.
Install the Norton Removal Tool and then run it. Follow the onscreen instructions, and the Norton Removal Tool should scan your computer to find all of the Norton security programs installed on it.
Once the utility has found all of the Norton programs on your computer, you can choose to uninstall all (or a select few) of them.
During the uninstallation process, the Norton Removal Tool will inform you that you need to restart your computer in order to go through the final steps of the uninstallation process. Restart your computer, and the utility will complete the uninstallation process when your computer boots up.
If the Norton Removal Tool asks you if you want to reinstall the Norton products that you uninstalled, decline the offer.
To make sure that the Norton Removal Tool was successful at completely uninstalling the Norton products that you wanted it to uninstall, go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP, Vista or 7), Control Panel > Programs and features (Windows 8 and 8.1) or Control Panel > Programs > Programs and features (Windows 10) and check to make sure that you no longer see the Norton programs you uninstalled in the list of installed programs. Once you have uninstalled the Norton products you wanted to, you can go ahead and uninstall the Norton Removal Tool as well.