How to Remove Norton PC Checkupby Mario Calhoun
Norton PC Checkup is a software program that scans your computer's hard drive for performance, security and software problems, and provides you with remedy options. Whether you want to free up space or the program is conflicting with another program on your PC, removing Norton PC Checkup requires removing all traces of the program from your computer as it can reinstall itself even after you've uninstalled it.
Download the Norton Removal Tool. Visit Symantec's official site at www.symantec.com and type "Norton removal tool" in the search bar located at the upper right-hand corner of the browser. Select the link that says, "Download and run the Norton Removal Tool." Scroll down and click the link that states "I have a Norton 2008 product." Click "Download," and save the program to your desktop or to a location that is easy to find.
Double-click "Norton Removal Tool" icon. Turn off or disable all of your currently running Norton programs while using the Norton Removal Tool. Once the removal program begins, click "Next." Follow the on-screen instructions, and click "Close" when the removal program is finished.
Delete Norton PC Checkup from your Task folder. Click "Start;" then highlight "Programs," "Accessories," and "System Tools." Click "Scheduled Tasks." Look for the "Norton PC Checkup" tab and right-click it; then select "Delete."
Perform a quick search. Make sure all folders and file associated with Norton PC Checkup are removed by clicking "Start," followed by "Find," and type "Norton PC Checkup" in the search box. Your computer will search for any files or folders with Norton PC Checkup in the title or description. After this is finished, right-click the files or folders and select "Delete" to send the folder to the trash.
Uncheck Norton PC Checkup from your start-up services. Click "Start" and "Run" followed by typing "msconfig." Click the "Services" tab in the new dialog box that appears, and scroll through the list of programs until you find Norton programs. Left click the box to uncheck all items that have "Norton PC Checkup" in the description or file name. Restart your computer by clicking "Start" and the "Power" button from the pop-up menu.