How to Uninstall Symantec AntiVirus

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To uninstall Symantec Antivirus, you need to close all its services, delete all files and remnants in registry. But not all of these things can be done easily, as Symantec "spreads" its traces deeply into your system. You need to be very careful when doing the removal.
First to shut it down. Like many security software, Symantec Antivirus constantly monitors the status of your system by its powerful background services that runs from every time when you start the main program. Simply disabling the main program will not get its services down. You should right click and close the tray icon, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up the task manger and kill every process that is related to the program. But if you are like me, who is not familiar with all the entries of task manager but really wants to uninstall Symantec Antivirus, well, just get into Safe Mode of your system, in where neither Symantec's services nor other programs that may have files associated with it will be loaded.
Next thing is to delete all files and registry remnants. Main folders can be removed by Control Panle->Add/Remove programs, provided that you do it in Safe Mode. But the following directories need to be found and deleted by your own to fully uninstall Symantec Antivirus:
C:\Program Files\Symantec
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application DataS\ymantec
These are where all the leftovers are located and unless you delete them and the relative registry entries, you are not likely to successfully uninstall Symantec AntiVirus. The problem is these entries are hard to pinpoint and you will properly risk a danger of crashing your pc as a result of messing with the registry. I did not want it so I turned for a help. A small application named Perfect Uninstall came as my final solution, with its force uninstall method. The advantage is, when you indicate a specific file/folder to Perfect Uninstaller, it not only deletes the file/folder, but also scans and takes out all relevant registry information, which is very effective to uninstall Symantec Antivirus as well as other Symantec software like Norton security.
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