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Where do Norton/Symantec licenses hide?

Hi, I am re-installing Norton Internet Security 2005 after removing all traces of the Norton and Symantec using the uninstall procedure and several aftermartket registry cleaners, but Norton still backdates today's installation to the installation 3 weeks ago - EVEN WITH A NEW KEY!! There has to be some file or registry entry that exists on my PC that is retaining this information. With a new key I should be able to get a whole year subscription. Help, does any one know where this info is hiding and how to DELETE it?
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Oyster55
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Oyster55Author Commented:
Also there are a couple of Symantec DEVICES in the registry, that cannot be deleted. Maybe the problem is those. So how a second part of this question is how to delete Registry Devices. Here is an export of that key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_EECTRL]
"NextInstance"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_EECTRL\0000]
"Service"="eeCtrl"
"Legacy"=dword:00000001
"ConfigFlags"=dword:00000000
"Class"="LegacyDriver"
"ClassGUID"="{8ECC055D-047F-11D1-A537-0000F8753ED1}"
"DeviceDesc"="Symantec Eraser Control driver"
"Capabilities"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_EECTRL\0000\LogConf]
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war1Commented:
Greetings, Oyster55 !

Norton hides the license in registry and files.  And they are encrypted.  You need to contact Symantec tech support, explain the situation, and have them change the date.

Best wishes!
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Oyster55Author Commented:
Thanks war1, but I need to get this done quickly. I have been at it for 2 days already. We all know a question Symantec support will take a many days to be answered. EE is way faster.
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MereteCommented:
Remove Norton AntiVirus 2003 or earlier by using Rnav2003.exe
http://service1.symantec.com/support/nav.nsf/docid/2001092114452606
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gonzal13RetiredCommented:
Goto nortons unpublished website and choose one of the 12 software options. www.symantec.com/autotools

Somehow, the tech which I was talking to recently, accidently let the cat out of the bag when I was having trouble installing Norton System Works 2006. It seems that now when a license comes up for renewal they send you the new program and use the website to completely clean out the previous version.

Sincerely

gonzal13(joe)
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war1Commented:
Nice fine, Joe! :-)
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Oyster55Author Commented:
Okay, I found out that My Windows XP Seach reverted to NOT finding hidden files, so some of the Symantec folders were not removed. I KNEW to delete them and thought they were gone, but stupid Windows is resetting (unchecking) the "search hidden files/folder" button! When did it start doing that? Jees, BillyG says he's sorry for wasting everyone's time (as usual). All is fine now Symantec is PURGED!
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war1Commented:
Oyster55, glad you got rid of tje Symantec files.
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gonzal13RetiredCommented:
War1:

Re symantedc site.
It seems that Symantec is providing when you renew you subscription a new program. I called them up and asked why cannot I just use the old program. They said it is a new requirement. I then had him stay online while I installed the program for my friend. One of the instructions was to go to the www.symantec.com/autotools. It was a site for some reason they do not advertise.

Joe
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war1Commented:
Joe, I have seen the site.  It is nice that Symantec compiled all the tools together in one page.  I do not think there is anything new.  I have use or refer to someone to use most of the tools listed but linked from other Symantec pages.
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