removing Norton from a vista machine……should I just buy a new computer?
Safe mode? Although I think Norton do a removal tool that should get rid of everything…Posted 6 years ago
honestly, are there not some legalities around putting software on computers that you can never get rid of?
Sitting at my dads trying in vain to get rid of Norton antivirius and all it’s bloatware only to be told that “as administrator you don’t have permissions to remove these files”……WTF????
ANyone got any tricks short of wiping the hard drive?Posted 6 years ago
well it worked…..and weirdly two minutes after I removed it my mothers phone rang and it was an asian callcenter (i presume, everyone I spoke to was called Richard and spoke with a heavy indian accent) telling me that my computer was full of viruses and they could help.
I ask: “that’s interesting, what OS am I running”
Them: “I am phoning from Windows”
Me: “Ok, now I don’t know much about computers, can you tell me which company you’re calling from?”
Them: “yes sir, Windows”
Me: “The software, wow”
Them: “that is correct, we can help”
Me: “Jolly good, I suggest you get yourself some protection you scamming peice of &^$(, I will come to where you are, find you, and only you, and check you for virsuses” I then ranted on for a couple of seconds using swear words that will mean the recording will never get used for training purposes.
Coincedence or scammer? Just seems weird that they phone within a couple of moments after removing software. Stern words with parents now regarding putting their phone number into registration formsPosted 6 years agograntwayMember
Norton is a Virus within it selfPosted 6 years ago
What gets me is that after mine reached the end of contract I removed it
and then after a year with another antivirus provider I bought another
Norton and could not believe the warm welcome when I put the disc in.
The Norton disc knew exactly who I was even though i did not enter any info.
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