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Norton Security Scan re-installs on startup


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This started happening recently after I installed some Adobe product apparently and didn't notice a check box during a step which said "install Norton Security Scanner". I normally am very cautious about what I install and which addons come with a program but this one was completely oblivious to me and I am surprised it was actually even there to begin with. I looked up solutions on how to permanently uninstall it but nothing Norton has suggested themselves work; go figure. It seems they have absolutely no clue how their horribly written, malicious software works.

I tried using Norton Remover Tool, which did nothing.

I tried looking for a scheduled task on startup which did not exist.

And I lastly I tried looking for a registry key which they claimed would exist but didn't.

How do I get this garbage of a program off my PC? Its even doing scheduled scans against my will and I cannot figure out how to stop it. Thanks in advance.

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The program's actually portable (assuming you're talking about Norton Scan and Clean). It's part of the Google Pack and we used a special version of it when I worked as a tech at Circuit City. I stopped carrying it on my flash drive because of the bloated size of the definitions and the fact that I had many smaller tools and scanners that were far more effective.

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