error 1705 Impossible to uninstall Norton Antivirus 2005

Hi,

I tried to uninstall Norton Antivirus 2005 and it become impossible to do it properly. I always have this message: error 1705.

If I try to install it from the CD, same thing...error 1705. Weird.

Help please.

Marcheblanc
MarcheblancAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
blue_zeeCommented:

The tool posted above will prbably have solved your problem.

But if any chance, it didn't, use this tool to cleanup your system of Norton/Symantec:

http://www.mickelson.org/files/zips/nonav.zip

NONAV is an unsupported Symantec tool for removing files and registry keys from Norton Antivirus / Symantec Antivirus. This is helpful for example when an upgrade from an older version fails and you need to prepare the machine for a clean re-installation.

The tool can be sent out to customers as long as they have been informed that nonav is an unsupported tool without warranty and provided "as-is".

NONAV removes the following products from filesystem/registry:

NAV            Norton Antivirus 4.x / 5.x
NAVCE            Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition 7.0x 7.5x 7.6x
SAVCE            Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 8.0x 8.1x 9.x
SSC            Symantec System Center (from CE 7.x / 8.x / 9.x)
AMS            Alert Management System (from CE 7.x / 8.x / 9.x)
SCF            Symantec Client Firewall 5.x 7.x

NONAV can also be set to remove the following components:

Symevent drivers
LiveUpdate (1.5-2.0)
shared Virus Definitions
Central Quarantine Server / Quarantine Console

NONAV should leave other Symantec products alone on the machine but only very limited testing has been done on this.

PcAnywhere 10.5 / 11, Ghost 8.0/2003 and the Central Quarantine Server has been tested and appear to work fine after running nonav.

NONAV is designed to work on the following OS:

Windows 2003 Server
Windows XP
Windows 2000 Professional / Server
Windows NT4 Workstation / Server
Windows ME
Windows 98
Windows 95

Restart when finished.

Zee

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Anti-Virus Apps

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.