Make Norton Anti-Virus work with Windows
You might think you're crazy, but all
they want is your money
Norton Anti-Virus 2001 works perfectly well on Windows XP Home or Professional.
Symantec's website knowledgebase says so.
It's very simple to do; just
load up Norton Anti-Virus and ignore any error screens by clicking
Before you reboot, download the
update from Symantec for Windows 2K...
That's it, you're all set.
Make sure to check the proper
settings so that NAV protects you properly.
Click here for my tutorial on how to
Symantec DID have
a page explaining how to make Anti-Virus run under Windows XP,
but it has mysteriously vanished from their knowledgebase...
is what Symantec wants you to believe...
Here's the article on how to make Norton Anti-Virus 2001 work
under XP from Symantec's site... They hide it.
Removing SymEvnt the hard way:
Symevent most definitely IS a
component of NAV (and in fact, virtually all Symantec products),
despite your having uninstalled it. Here's how to remove it manually
(instructions copied from Symantec web site):
1. Delete the Symevnt files from
the following folders:
\Winnt\System32\Drivers (Symevent.sys only)
1. Delete the following registry
CAUTION: We strongly recommend
that you back up the system registry before you make any changes.
Incorrect changes to the registry could result in permanent data
loss or corrupted files. Please make sure that you modify only
the keys that are specified. Please see the document How to back
up the Windows registry before you proceed. This document is
available from the Symantec Fax-on-Demand system. In the U.S.
and Canada, call (541) 984-2490, select option 2, and then request
2. Navigate to the following
3. In the right pane, double
click the value:
4. In the Value Data box, delete
everything except the numvers 0000 that appear on the firs line.
5. Click OK.
6. Exit the Registry Editor.