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Kudos0

Norton Remove & Reinstall Tool

Is there a write-up on the "Norton Remove & Reinstall Tool" ? I like a read, first.

Does the Norton Remove & Reinstall Tool replace the "Removal Tool" ?

Is the Norton Remove & Reinstall Tool, foolproof ?

N360, Vista 32-bit & Win 7.

Be safe out there ! AK

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Remove & Reinstall Tool

Hi,

yes, it is a replacement for the Norton Removal Tool. The new tool contains the NRT tool in it as well, plus it downloads the latest version of you product, and install it for you.

Windows 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro x64 Hungarian, Norton 360 v21.5.0.19
Kudos0

Re: Norton Remove & Reinstall Tool

hey if it replaces norton removal tool why it is taking such a long time to remove than the removal tool.....i guess it just removes norton by saving the setting and reinstalling it by downloading it but am not really sure about it

Kudos3

Re: Norton Remove & Reinstall Tool

It's not a complete replacement for the Norton Removal Tool which is still available:

Here's my boilerplate -- although it's not gospel <s>


Here is a link to the new Norton Remove & Reinstall tool that, like the older Norton Removal Tool removes most Norton Products from your system, but the newer tool uninstalls the Norton products from your computer and reinstalls the latest version of your Norton security product.

If you already have the latest version of Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security, or Norton 360, the Norton Remove & Reinstall tool reinstalls the same version of the Norton security product on your computer.

Note that it does not reinstall other Norton products you may have installed -- that you have to do manually and we can point you to the download point for the current versions.

This link Symantec Norton Removal Tool. will direct you to the older Symantec Norton Removal Tool which can be used if the newer Norton Remove and Reinstall Tool does not fix the problem.


The NRnR Tool has the advantage if your aim is to reinstall and when it downloads it brings down the current version already activated with the KEY from you MyNortonAccount.

But you might have a valid reason for not wanting the latest version -- you might have wanted to stay with 2011 if you were waiting for a solution to the Identity Safe problem or you might even need completely to remove the Norton product without replacing it while you did some kind of maintenance.

If your Norton product is working OK then they NRnR may be your best and certainly simplest method of reinstalling but if you are having a problem then my impression is that Norton still suggest using Windows Uninstall followed by the Norton Removal Tool and certainly they have said that if you still have a problem after using NRnR then run the NRT and reinstall manually.

FWIW

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Norton Remove & Reinstall Tool

Hi,

    If you are planning to reinstall the Same Norton Product then you can go with Norton Remove and Reinstall Tool. If you are migrating to a Different Norton Product then you have to use Norton Removal Tool to do the removal duty...

Kudos0

Re: Norton Remove & Reinstall Tool


SUBASH_PRABU wrote:

Hi,

    If you are planning to reinstall the Same Norton Product then you can go with Norton Remove and Reinstall Tool. If you are migrating to a Different Norton Product then you have to use Norton Removal Tool to do the removal duty...


In the spirit of fairness

If you are going to be using the security software from a different vendor then you MUST use the NRT removal tool to be sure that there will not be any conflicts with your new software. The reverse is just as true. You must use the removal tool from the vendor you are eliminating BEFORE you install your new security software.

Stay well and surf safe

Dick Win7x64 SP1 current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: Norton Remove & Reinstall Tool

When you use the expression " replacing the same product"; do you mean the exact same product, ie 360/5 for 360/5: or does it mean replacing any 360 product with the latest version ?

On a cynical note. It's sometimes easier on an old piece of kit, that's now very slow tech; just to go out and buy a brand new computer, and sign-up for the preloaded security package. Everything is up to date, and brand new ? Hopefully, works for another 5-years; then, you go out and buy another new computer ? They don't last forever !

Merry Christmas, to all my readers. AK

Kudos0

Re: Norton Remove & Reinstall Tool


photo762 wrote:

When you use the expression " replacing the same product"; do you mean the exact same product, ie 360/5 for 360/5: or does it mean replacing any 360 product with the latest version ?

On a cynical note. It's sometimes easier on an old piece of kit, that's now very slow tech; just to go out and buy a brand new computer, and sign-up for the preloaded security package. Everything is up to date, and brand new ? Hopefully, works for another 5-years; then, you go out and buy another new computer ? They don't last forever !

Merry Christmas, to all my readers. AK


It means title not version

360 to 360 NIS to NIS etc.

Dick Win7x64 SP1 current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: Norton Remove & Reinstall Tool

We were told it normally downloads the latest version on the download site -- not the one you have installed and want to reinstall for some technical reason.

So if you had N360 V4 and wanted to keep it then you should use the NRT not the NRnR and then download the version you have from a link you can get by asking .....

Hugh

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