Old 15-10-2006   #1
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how do i turn off norton subscription?

i have norton antivirus firewall 2005 and it's going to expire tomorrow, norton has been giving me alot of those subscription warnings begging me to renew it, i can't stand it, i want norton to stop doing it, i burn alot of cds so i don't want those alert popping up and freezing everything up while i'm burning critial data on my cd. i want those subscription alerts to stop popping up.


i remember selecting the option of "remind me in 14 days", and even the "don't remind me again" option, but it keeps popping up, i will not be uninstalling norton however, as my pc runs 24/7 and i'm not restarting for even once, so would anyone please be so kind as to tell me if there's a way to remove those subscription alerts? thanks alot
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Re: how do i turn off norton subscription?

Get another AV program. Microsoft offers a 1 year free subscription to CA's EZTrust AV off their site. All you need is an e-mail address. Here's the link. You will have to restart once after removing Norton and once after installing EZ Trust AV but at least you should have peace of mind.
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Re: how do i turn off norton subscription?

AOL/Kaspersky also has free AV for one year. DO NOT install the AOL toolbar after installing the AV.

Avoid NORTON/SYMANTEC like the plague. Avast Home is another FREE (also excellent AV).
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Re: how do i turn off norton subscription?

If you want to remove safely norton, I suggest to get the symantec removal tool. Doing a simple uninstallation will not remove completely it.
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Re: how do i turn off norton subscription?

I dont think you can... i just had my norton expire... it still comes up every few days saying "the program has expired. Renew or we'll annoy you again"
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Re: how do i turn off norton subscription?

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If you want to remove safely norton, I suggest to get the symantec removal tool. Doing a simple uninstallation will not remove completely it.

Correct this is the only way to get rid of norton crap.

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Correct this is the only way to get rid of norton crap.

Actually there is also another method: cleaning the HDD with sandpaper
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Actually there is also another method: cleaning the HDD with sandpaper
Yep. That should do the trick

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If you want to remove safely norton, I suggest to get the symantec removal tool. Doing a simple uninstallation will not remove completely it.
Yes. Also don't use a registry cleaner to remove those leftover entries. Well, unless you had plans to re-install Windows. It will remove a System32 file and, at least with the experience I have had with it, it is not repairable.
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