Learn to use Norton Removal and Reinstallation tool with 5 steps:-

An antivirus is a mandatory software for any device, to protect your identity and private data. People often take fully paid subscriptions to have access to these softwares. After all, your whole identity, your work, and privacy is at stake. Yet, for a lot of reasons, sometimes it becomes important to erase the software from your device. Uninstalling a software might seem like a one-click job, but it’s not. For N number of reasons, you might leave traces of software behind in your device. Those traces ultimately produce hindrance in your whole operating system.

That’s why this article will provide you a step by step solution to your problems. Norton removal tool is a program developed by Symantec for the uninstallation of Norton 360 antivirus.

Let’s understand some of the reasons why users feel the need to uninstall Norton from the device:-

  • They need to install another antivirus software in their device. It is always recommended to uninstall the existing one first, before installing a new antivirus software.
  • If Norton Antivirus is not working properly then sometimes you need to reinstall it. Just like you reboot your device in case of hindrance.
  • Sometimes due to storage issues, you need to transfer your antivirus files to another hard drive. In that case, uninstalling the existing one is important.

In the cases that are mentioned above, uninstallation of Norton becomes mandatory for a user. How to delete it using a third-party tool is what you are going to learn here.

Uninstallation Using third party software:-

 Removal tool by Symantec is the fastest way to uninstall Norton. Let’s learn how you can run it, step by step.

  • First of all you need to download the Norton remove and reinstall tool. If you are using Windows XP computers, then download the compatible version of it which is supported on the Windows XP.

                   Save your file on the desktop.

  • Press Ctrl + J key and open the downloads window.
  • Tap on the NRnR icon.
  • Click Agree on the License Agreement after reading.
  • Go with one accordingly:-
  • If you need to uninstall and then reinstall the Norton device security product, choose to click on Remove and Reinstall.
  • If you only need to remove and not reinstall the Norton Security Product, choose Advanced Options and then Remove only.
  • Click on the Continue/Remove option.
  • Restart now.

Once the device restarts, your Norton Security Product will automatically start downloading, if you choose the Remove and Reinstall option.

Apart from the tool by Symantec, there are various other options like special Uninstallers. These tools are specifically developed just to uninstall the software from your device. But there are users who don’t want to get extra tools for uninstallation. They find it more convenient to use the Windows OS default features. Let’s learn how to use that on Windows 10 and it’s quite similar in Windows 8.1/8/7/ XP too.

UnInstalling Norton using Windows tools:-

Note➡ Complete all the processes related to anti-virus before you delete it.

Let’s learn about it step by step:-

Step1➡Now, Open the task manager.

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+Del>Task Manager
  • Click on task manager from the bottom panel.

You can choose either one of the ways to open the task manager.

You will see the processes, performance, app history, startup, users, details, services menu on the top.

Step2➡Click on the processes menu. Highlight all the processes related to Norton antivirus. Click on End task.

 Note➡ if your system has No running processes regarding Norton, skip this step.

Step 3➡

  • Open the control panel.
  • Click on programs and features. Search for Norton, highlight it and click on uninstall/change.

Now you will come up with three options:-

  1. You can remove and save it for Reinstallation, which works like Norton Removal and Reinstallation software.
  2. You can just uninstall the software without having to save it for reinstallation.
  3. You will be asked to install third party software. It’s like the one Symantec provides or any other special uninstaller.

Step4➡ After uninstalling any user would believe that he/she has removed every trace of antivirus from his device. But that’s not true. There are many hidden files and folders that still remain on the PC. Let’s make them visible to us.

Steps to follow:-

  • Open file explorer.
  • Go to the folder options.
  • Go to the hidden files and folders in advanced settings.
  • Click on show hidden files folders and drives.

Then follow any of the paths to those hidden files:-

  1. C:/Users/Name/Appdata/Local
  2. C:/Users/Name/Appdata/Roaming
  3. C:/ProgramData

 Delete any of the files you wish to be gone.

Step5➡ The final step to erase the last race of Norton Antivirus is cleaning registry entries. It is strongly recommended to use a special registry cleaner software for this task. Because until or unless you are highly skilled in this, it is not safe for your data to do this. Some of the registry cleaner software are:-

  •  free CCleaner
  • paid Uninstall Tool
  • Outbyte PC repair
  • Defencebyte
  • Advanced System care
  • Wise Registry Cleaner
  • Jet clean
  • JV16 Power Tools
  • Easy Cleaner
  • Auslogics Registry Cleaner

To sum up all of it, Norton Antivirus removal software is the safest and fastest option till date. There are other special uninstallers as well. But this one is specifically designed to clean every bit of Norton from your device.

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