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Uninstalling Norton Security Suite

You can remove Norton Security Suite from your computer in the following ways:

  • From Windows Control Panel.

  • From the Start menu.

  • From Windows 8 Start screen.

You should print out the Uninstalling Norton Security Suite Help topic before continuing with the uninstallation. You cannot access online Help during uninstallation.

If you want to reinstall Norton Security Suite on your computer, you must uninstall Norton Security Suite from your computer. You can reinstall the product using the installation file that you downloaded from Symantec website or from the product disc. To reinstall Norton Security Suite, follow the installation procedures that are available in the user guide.

To uninstall Norton Security Suite from Windows Control Panel

  1. Do one of the following:

    • On the Windows Taskbar, click Start > Control Panel.

    • In Windows 8, go to Apps, and under Windows System, click Control Panel.

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

    • In Windows XP, click Add or Remove Programs.

    • In Windows Vista, double-click Programs and Features.

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

      The Programs option in Windows 7 or later 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 Security Suite, and then click Change/Remove.

    • In Windows Vista or later, click Norton Security Suite, 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 Security Suite.

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

    Please remove all user data.

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

  5. Do one of the following:

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

    • Click Restart Later to restart your computer later.

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

To uninstall Norton Security Suite from the Start menu

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start > All Programs > Norton Security Suite > Uninstall Norton Security Suite.

  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 Security Suite.

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

    Please remove all user data.

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

  3. Do one of the following:

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

    • Click Restart Later to restart your computer later.

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

To uninstall Norton Security Suite from the Start screen in Windows 8

  1. On the Start screen, right-click Norton Security Suite and then click Uninstall.

  2. In the list of currently installed programs, click Norton Security Suite, and then click Uninstall/Change.

  3. 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 Security Suite.

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

    Please remove all user data.

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

  4. Do one of the following:

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

    • Click Restart Later to restart your computer later.

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

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DOCID: v15972972_N360_Security_CC_2014_en_us
Operating System: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Last modified: 01/06/2014