Fix problem opening Norton that came with your service provider

To resolve this problem, restart your computer. If the problem persists, download and run the Norton Remove and Reinstall tool.

STEP 1

Restart your computer

  1. Exit all programs.

  2. Restart your computer.

  3. Start Norton.

    If the problem persists, go to Step 2.

STEP 2

Run the Norton Remove and Reinstall tool

    If you have Norton Family installed, uninstall it before you run the Norton Remove and Reinstall tool.

  1. Download the Norton Remove and Reinstall tool.

    Save the file to the Windows desktop. On some browsers, the file is automatically saved to its default location.

  2. To open the Downloads window in your browser, press the Ctrl + J key.

  3. Double-click the NRnR icon.

  4. Read the license agreement, and click Agree.

  5. Click Advanced Options.

  6. Click Remove Only.

  7. Click Remove.

  8. Click Restart Now.

    After the computer restarts, follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall Norton.

    If the problem persists, go to Step 3.

STEP 3

Download Norton Power Eraser and run a scan (on Windows 10/8/7)

  1. Download Norton Power Eraser.

  2. Press Ctrl + J key, to open the Downloads window in your browser, and double-click the NPE.exe file.

    If the User Account Control window prompts, click Yes or Continue.

  3. Read the license agreement and click Agree.

    If you have already accepted the license agreement, you will not be prompted again.

    Norton Power Eraser checks for and automatically downloads the new version if available.

  4. In the Norton Power Eraser window, select Full System Scan, and click Run Now.

  5. If you want to include the Rootkit scan, click Settings, and under Scan and Log Settings, toggle the option Include Rootkit scan (requires a computer restart) and click Apply.

  6. When you see a prompt to restart the computer, click Restart.

    Wait for the scan to complete. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Download Norton Power Eraser and run a scan (on Windows XP/Vista)

  1. Download Norton Power Eraser.

  2. Press Ctrl + J key, to open the Downloads window in your browser, and double-click the NPE.exe file.

    If the User Account Control window prompts, click Yes or Continue.

  3. Read the license agreement, and click Accept.

    Norton Power Eraser checks for and prompts to download the new version if available.

  4. In the Norton Power Eraser window, click the Scan for Risks icon.

  5. By default, Norton Power Eraser performs a Rootkit scan and requires a system restart. When you see a prompt to restart the computer, click Restart.

    If you do not want to include the Rootkit scan, go to Settings, and uncheck the option Include Rootkit scan (requires a computer restart).

  6. Wait for the scan to complete. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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DOCID: kb20090505015136EN
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 03/04/2021