Norton from Symantec

Uninstalling Norton Internet Security

You can remove Norton Internet Security in the following ways:

  • From Windows Control Panel.

  • From the Start menu.

You cannot access online Help while uninstalling. Therefore, you should print out the Uninstalling Norton Internet Security Help topic before continuing to uninstall.

You may need to uninstall Norton Internet Security for some purpose. You can reinstall the product using the installation file that you downloaded from Symantec Web site or from the CD. To reinstall Norton Internet Security, follow the installation procedures that are available in the user guide.

During uninstallation, Norton Internet Security offers to leave the Norton Toolbar for free to search and browse safely over the Internet even after the product is uninstalled. You can choose to keep the Norton Toolbar that comprises Norton Safe Search and Norton Safe Web features without any cost. Norton Safe Search provides site safety status and Norton rating for each of the search results generated. Norton Safe Web analyses the security levels of the Web sites you visit and indicates if the Web sites are free from threats.

Your computer must be connected to the Internet to avail this option. Norton Internet Security does not offer to leave the Norton Toolbar if you upgrade your product to the latest version or choose to reinstall another Norton product.

To uninstall Norton Internet Security from Windows Control Panel

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Control Panel.

  2. In Windows Control Panel, do one of the following:

    • In Windows XP, double-click Add or Remove Programs.

    • In Windows Vista, click Programs and Features.

    • In Windows 7, click Programs > Programs and Features.

      The Programs option in Windows 7 is available when you select the Category option in the View by drop-down list.

  3. In the list of currently installed programs, do one of the following:

    • In Windows XP, click Norton Internet Security, and then click Change/Remove.

    • In Windows Vista or Windows 7, click Norton Internet Security, and then click Uninstall/Change.

  4. In the page that appears, under Select Your Uninstall Preference, click one of the following:

    I plan to reinstall a Norton product. Please leave my settings behind.

    Lets you retain your settings, passwords, and preferences for Norton features before you uninstall Norton Internet Security.

    Select this option if you want to reinstall Norton Internet Security or another Norton product.

    Please remove all user data.

    Lets you completely remove Norton Internet Security without saving your settings, passwords, and preferences.

  5. If Norton Internet Security offers to install the Norton Toolbar after uninstall, do one of the following:

    • To keep the Norton Toolbar after uninstall, click Agree.

    • To uninstall Norton Internet Security without keeping the Norton Toolbar, click No.

  6. To uninstall Norton Internet Security, click Next.

  7. Do one of the following:

    • Click Restart Now (recommended) to restart the computer.

    • Click Restart Later to restart the computer later.

    Norton Internet Security is not fully uninstalled until you restart your computer.

To uninstall Norton Internet Security from the Start menu

  1. On the Windows taskbar, do one of the following:

    • In Windows XP, click Start > Programs > Norton Internet Security > Uninstall Norton Internet Security.

    • In Windows Vista or Windows 7, click Start > All Programs > Norton Internet Security > Uninstall.

  2. In the page that appears, under Select Your Uninstall Preference, click one of the following:

    I plan to reinstall a Norton product. Please leave my settings behind.

    Lets you retain your settings, passwords, and preferences for Norton features before you uninstall Norton Internet Security.

    Select this option if you want to reinstall Norton Internet Security or another Norton product.

    Please remove all user data.

    Lets you completely remove Norton Internet Security without saving your settings, passwords, and preferences.

  3. If Norton Internet Security offers to install the Norton Toolbar after uninstall, do one of the following:

    • To keep the Norton Toolbar after uninstall, click Agree.

    • To uninstall Norton Internet Security without keeping the Norton Toolbar, click No.

  4. To uninstall Norton Internet Security, click Next.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • Click Restart Now (recommended) to restart the computer.

    • Click Restart Later to restart the computer later.

    Norton Internet Security is not fully uninstalled until you restart your computer.

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DOCID: v24120365_NIS_Retail_2012_en_us
Λειτουργικό σύστημα: Windows 7,Windows Vista,Windows XP
Τελευταία τροποποίηση: 02/11/2011