Cannot start Norton that you downloaded from 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 the 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 and run Norton Power Eraser

  1. Download Norton Power Eraser.

  2. Click Save.

  3. Select the location as Desktop, and then click Save.

  4. To run Norton Power Eraser, double-click the NPE.exe file.

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

  5. Read the license agreement, and click Accept.

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

  7. 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 system restart).

  8. After the computer is restarted, the scan starts automatically. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Thank you!

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DOCID: kb20090505015136EN_EndUserProfile_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 09/05/2017