Norton AntiVirus is a software developed and distributed by Symantec Corporation used to detect and remove malware and viruses from your computer for a period as long as you have a subscription. It has other features such as e-mail spam filtering and phishing protection.
You can find the product as a download, as a box copy, and as OEM software. You can run Norton AntiVirus either on Microsoft Windows or on Mac OS X.
It may be the case that you had to uninstall the Norton AntiVirus from your computer after it got infected by a virus or you had to clean up the C drive itself or a failure of hardware had occurred or you have upgraded your computer or purchased a new computer. Whatever be the reason, now the matter is that you want to reload it on your computer so that you can keep your computer protected from any malicious programs. No worry! You can do it for free in most cases.
Let me tell you how you can do it. Just follow the instructions given below and you will find that you can reload Norton Antivirus program very easily on your computer.
Step 1: First off all you need to remove any existing versions of Norton Antivirus from your computer; otherwise you will not be able to install Norton Antivirus on your computer. To uninstall any existing version of Norton Antivirus from your computer, press the Start button on the taskbar of your desktop. Select Control panel from the menu. Then choose Add/Remove Programs option from the list. A list of the programs installed on your computer will appear from which choose Norton Antivirus and highlight it by clicking. A Remove button listed beside Norton Antivirus will come. Clicking this button will start uninstalling Norton Antivirus from your computer. Follow the on screen instruction for a smooth removal of the program.
Step 2: you need to restart your computer after the Norton Antivirus removal is finished so that the changes may take effect.
Step 3: Now you will have to insert the product CD in the computer disk drive. If you do not have the product CD then you will have to download the installation files of the product from the Symantec website. Install the Norton Antivirus program on your computer by following the on screen instructions that will come during the installation process, just as you did it first time after purchasing the product. If you have installed Norton Antivirus on your computer by inserting the CD you will find the product key printed on the CD case. But, if you have purchased the product via the online store, you will find the product key in your online Norton account.
Step 4: Before the installation process starts a window will appear asking you for the product key. All you need to do is to enter the product activation key and follow the instructions until the installation process is completed.
Step 5: You will have to restart your computer.