In this article, we will discuss the following topics:
- What is Norton toolbar
- How to remove Norton toolbar from Internet Explorer
Norton Toolbar – Its purpose
Norton toolbar, developed by Symantec, is part of Norton virus protection software. The purpose of this application is to protect computer users from malware while they surf the Internet.
Norton toolbar uses data encryption and anti-phishing protection services to protect users while they browse the web. Norton toolbar is a useful application, but at times you may be forced to uninstall it from your computer.
Some of the known issues with Norton toolbar are:
- Conflict with other installed programs on your computer.
- Conflict with certain software installation.
- Conflict with operating system updates.
If you are facing issues with Norton toolbar, then you can use the steps listed in the next section to delete toolbar completely from your Internet Explorer.
Remove Norton Toolbar From Internet Explorer
To uninstall Norton toolbar from Internet Explorer, perform the following steps:
- Double-click the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop to launch its corresponding window.
- Click the Tools menu, and then click Manage Add-ons.
- Verify the name of the Norton Add-On from the list of installed Add-ons that appear on the right-hand side of the Manage Add-ons dialog box. Generally the name of the toolbar add-on is Norton.dll.
- Click the Start button.
- Type run in the Start Search box, and then press Enter.
- Type the following command in the Open box and press Enter.
- Click the Norton icon in your system tray to launch its corresponding window.
- Click the Settings button.
- Unselect the box before Phishing Protection.
- Restart your Windows computer
regsvr32 /u c:\Program Files\Symantec\norton.dll
- If the name of the toolbar add-on that you noted in step 3 is different from norton.dll, then replace “norton.dll” in step 6 with that filename.
- In step 6 C: drive is assumed to be the one on which Windows is installed. In case you have installed Windows on a different drive, say the D: drive, then replace C: with D: in step 6.
After you have removed Norton toolbar from Internet Explorer, run a registry scan using a reliable registry cleaner, such as RegGenie, to ensure that no entries related to this program are left behind in your registry.
If you find it difficult to remove Norton toolbar using the Add or Remove programs feature, you can always opt for a third-party uninstaller, such as Perfect Uninstaller to do the job. The best thing about these third-party tools is that they are designed to uninstall even damaged programs that are otherwise impossible to remove using Windows the built-in utility.