Norton Antivirus needs an antidote

Holy pop-ups, can someone, somewhere in techland please killĀ Norton for me? A slow death that involves lazers, mace, tire marks, antibiotics and perhaps some sort of STD would be preferable, but a fast death also would suffice.

For realz guys. The stupid program is driving me insane.

Every 24 hours, it’s all HELLO! PLEASE RENEW NOW! HELLO! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! RENEW NORTON ANTI-VIRUS NOW! IF YOU DON’T RENEW RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND YOU’RE A HORRIBLE COMPUTER MOM! SO RENEW! NOW!!

I tried to tell it nicely that I’m too broke for such things. I tried to just click it away. But then, BAM. the next day, it’s back. It’s like an annoying co-worker who makes you nod along to his stories about beef jerky all the time. Everyday I say I’m not interested. But everyday they both come back.

I tried to delete the program, but it just gave me another pop-up saying I needed special permission. Seeing as how this is MY computer, the whole thing just made me hate it even more.

So then, I asked Google for help. But the suggestions I found there were slightly beyond what I felt comfortable doing to my Windows Vista, which isn’t really known for its ability to perform well under pressure and updates.

It’s almost as if Norton Antivirus has mutated into a virus that’s even more annoying than any of the viruses it’s not even protecting me from.

Kind of like how crutches make your arms hurt after you ankle heals. Except not at all. And worse.

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Comments (3)

  1. steve

    I don’t know a lot about norton other than that it’s super hard to get rid of. Apparently it hides its self in the registry very well. The only sure way to get rid of it is to delete it from the registry, which requires googleing everything in the registry to see what it is, or get another hard drive. However, you should run Malwarebytes, spybot, and some sort of registry cleanup. I know that Malwarebytes and spybot are free safe downloads online.

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  2. Josh Miller

    Try using this from the Norton creators themselves.
    http://service1.symantec.com/Support/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039

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  3. SCVegan

    norton is a punk. beef jerky guy too. HATE that guy. you should blog more about how much you hate him and not about hating me. you haven’t yet, but you’re thinking it. i can tell.

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