Uninstalling Norton Antivirus & related Security Products

One major issue that I have seen is that Norton Antivirus & Security Products don’t always uninstall cleanly. Often, in the past, they have left the computer unable to connect properly to the internet, or having odd symptoms…

What I have found is using the custom Norton Uninstall Utility, works cleanly, and is often faster then using the Add/Remove Programs control panel.

The removal tool will remove the following software products from your computer.

  • Norton AntiSpam 2004 – 2005
  • Norton Antivirus 2003 – 2007.2
  • Norton Ghost 2003, 9.0, and 10.0
  • Norton GoBack 3.1 – 4.2
  • Norton Internet Security 2003 – 2007.2
  • Norton Password Manager
  • Norton Personal Firewall 2003 – 2006
  • Norton SystemWorks 2003 – 2007
  • Norton Confidential Online 2007
  • Norton Internet Security 2007 Add-on Pack
  • Norton Save and Restore 1.0 – 2.0
  • Norton 360

Follow these directions to download the Norton Removal Tool and run it to remove the above programs. Click on the following link to download the Norton removal tool


  • Click Save and save the file to your desktop
  • Close all Norton Application windows you may have open, and double-click on Norton_Removal_Tool.exe to start the removal tool. Windows Vista users will have to right-click on the file and select “Run as Administrator”
  • After the removal tool finishes, you should be prompted to restart your computer. Once the computer restarts, your Norton product should be uninstalled.