"error 1706: no valid source could be found for product symatec antivirus. the windows installer cannot continue".

whenever I right click on a my desktop icon, I get a loading task of symantec antivirus saying "please wait while windows configures symantec antivirus" and it begins looking for the source directory, which is already installed on my workstaion. when i hit cancel, i get an error mesage reading "error 1706: no valid source could be found for product symatec antivirus. the windows installer cannot continue". i hit ok and then i finally get the right click options for the icon, ie: properties,manage..........etc.  
thweattneAsked:
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IroshaCommented:
can't you uninstall the symantec from the Add\Remove Programs of windows ????
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war1Commented:
Hello thweattne,

Uninstall Symantec Antivirus with windows installer cleanup utiltiy
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=290301

Then reinstall Symantec AV and add all updates.

Hope this helps!
war1
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war1Commented:
thweattne,

Are you using Norton Antivirus or Symantec Corp AV?  If the former, use SymNRT Cleanup Utility to remove
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005103109480139
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thweattneAuthor Commented:
I was able to remove the software from the add remove programs, reboot pc then reinstalled Symantec.  Problem was resolved.  Thanks
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yasserdCommented:


BTW, even if it is Blackmal causing the problem you will need to reinstall the antivirus.
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