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Removing Norton Security Scan
I would like to get rid of Norton Security Scan from my programs list. Unfortunately it refuses to uninstall. Whether using the Vista control panel or Google Updater to run the uninstaller I get "Internal Error 2753. Nss.exe". This error is probably occuring because upon finding NSS running on my PC and not knowing where it came from I immediately deleted it. Normally if something like this happens the simple solution is to reinstall the product and then remove it the proper way, but the installer thinks NSS is properly installed and won't install again.
I realize this is probably just a cosmetic problem, though I'm not 100% sure that something wasn't left behind when I 'manually' deleted NSS. Either way, it's bad behavior on NSS's part and I'd like to get rid of it without resorting to registry editing if possible.
If anyone from Symantec with any power to nudge the developers of NSS is listening (which I doubt) you might tell them their installer is, um, mentally deficient.
Well, having nothing better to do I went ahead and deleted all registry keys that looked to be related to NSS plus one general Symantec key (I have no other Symantec software) then I was able to reinstall NSS and then uninstall it.
While searching the registry I found information which seemed to point to NSS having been installed by the Shockwave 11 installer. It's annoying enough when software sneaks onto my PC this way. I'm sure there was a (deliberately designed to be easily overlooked) option to not install it, but I guess I missed it.
Problem solved. Thumbs down to Symantec.Message Edited by nghtshd on 06-24-2008 04:13 AMMessage Edited by nghtshd on 06-24-2008 04:18 AM