Operating System: Windows 10
Antivirus version: Norton Security Deluxe
Norton Security suffers from Norton's reputation of being difficult to remove, mostly owing to older versions of Norton's security tools.
However, not all is bad and it's very simple to uninstall Norton Security using the Add/Remove Programs Windows offers.
As I usually recommend, before uninstalling choose another antivirus software from our list of recommended brands.
Allow the uninstall process to run buy clicking "Yes":
Norton will initialize the uninstaller:
On the next screen select "Please remove all user data":
Don't keep any feature Norton offers, even if it's free. Select "No, thanks" if you get a screen like this one:
On this screen you can leave feedback if you're either really bored, or extremely angry for any reason, but you can also just move on with your life and hit "Next":
The removal process of Norton Security is happening - it takes 2 minutes.
I think it's important to note that they implore you to get security software, even if it's not one of theirs. I join them in this recommendation wholeheartedly!
Now that you removed Norton Security, you have to reboot your computer before the changes take place. Better now than later.
And that's it, you're all done with Norton Security!
Keep reading for a step-by-step guide to removing Norton's older software.
Norton's older versions have gained reputation for being very difficult to remove from a computer; however, since then, Norton began providing a special removal tool to uninstall older Norton products and also the newer Norton Security.
If you're only using Norton Security, I recommend following the instructions above.
The following will not be removed by using this method:
However, barely any users purchase these products.
One your computer boots up, Windows will automatically open a browser window with Norton's site prompting you to reinstall the tool.
Now, if your intention of removing Norton was to re-install it, simply follow this guide that explains how to install Norton Security.
Otherwise, simply close the browser and go on about your day.
But if you still haven't selected an antivirus software to replace Norton Security, don't leave your PC exposed!
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