HELP on XP Home version!! "Run As - Which user account do ..

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Hi All,

Downloaded an anti-virus program (Symantec Norton System Works 2005),
found I did not like it then uninstalled the program. Now each time I
open any program I get a box titles "Run As" with the following
message: "Which user account do you want to use" It has two radio
button choices, one is me (current user) and my log on name and the
other would be if I wanted to select another user. It also has a box to
select saying "protect my computer from unauthorized program activity".
I have to respond to this box before opening any program and I cannot
find a way to stop it from appearing. How do I get rid if this? Please
help !! Thanks.


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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    xphome <xphome.1v8dpq@pcbanter.net> wrote:

    >
    >Hi All,
    >
    >Downloaded an anti-virus program (Symantec Norton System Works 2005),
    >found I did not like it then uninstalled the program. Now each time I
    >open any program I get a box titles "Run As" with the following
    >message: "Which user account do you want to use" It has two radio
    >button choices, one is me (current user) and my log on name and the
    >other would be if I wanted to select another user. It also has a box to
    >select saying "protect my computer from unauthorized program activity".
    >I have to respond to this box before opening any program and I cannot
    >find a way to stop it from appearing. How do I get rid if this? Please
    >help !! Thanks.

    Those incompetent bungling nincompoops at Norton/Symantec can't even
    figure out how to make their cruddy products uninstall correctly. You
    need a special program to do this.

    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039?Open&src=&docid=2001092114452606&nsf=nav.nsf&view=docid&dtype=&prod=&ver=&osv=&osv_lvl=

    Good luck

    Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
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    On-Line Help Computer Service
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    In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
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    In article <vbcai1153ma2hmoc303r02m4us4pne6mtu@4ax.com>,
    ron.martell@gmail.com says...
    > Those incompetent bungling nincompoops at Norton/Symantec can't even
    > figure out how to make their cruddy products uninstall correctly. You
    > need a special program to do this.

    We uninstalled Norton AV 2002, 2003, 2005 and NIS (several versions) on
    Sunday from clients computers (they had expired subscriptions and didn't
    want to pay to renew them) and didn't have any issues caused by the
    uninstall of them. We enabled Windows XP SP2 Firewall and installed AVG
    Personal for them.

    I've had problems in the past also, but there also seem to be times when
    it uninstalls properly.

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    Leythos <void@nowhere.lan> wrote:

    >In article <vbcai1153ma2hmoc303r02m4us4pne6mtu@4ax.com>,
    >ron.martell@gmail.com says...
    >> Those incompetent bungling nincompoops at Norton/Symantec can't even
    >> figure out how to make their cruddy products uninstall correctly. You
    >> need a special program to do this.
    >
    >We uninstalled Norton AV 2002, 2003, 2005 and NIS (several versions) on
    >Sunday from clients computers (they had expired subscriptions and didn't
    >want to pay to renew them) and didn't have any issues caused by the
    >uninstall of them. We enabled Windows XP SP2 Firewall and installed AVG
    >Personal for them.
    >
    >I've had problems in the past also, but there also seem to be times when
    >it uninstalls properly.


    I've lost track of how many times I've had to use RNAV2003 to clean up
    a client's machine, and I've used the equivalent utlity for Norton
    2005 a number of times as well.

    Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
    --
    Microsoft MVP
    On-Line Help Computer Service
    http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

    In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
    http://aumha.org/alex.htm
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    In article <o19fi1tbpjfpnl8taae1dtnqss909nteuc@4ax.com>,
    ron.martell@gmail.com says...
    > Leythos <void@nowhere.lan> wrote:
    >
    > >In article <vbcai1153ma2hmoc303r02m4us4pne6mtu@4ax.com>,
    > >ron.martell@gmail.com says...
    > >> Those incompetent bungling nincompoops at Norton/Symantec can't even
    > >> figure out how to make their cruddy products uninstall correctly. You
    > >> need a special program to do this.
    > >
    > >We uninstalled Norton AV 2002, 2003, 2005 and NIS (several versions) on
    > >Sunday from clients computers (they had expired subscriptions and didn't
    > >want to pay to renew them) and didn't have any issues caused by the
    > >uninstall of them. We enabled Windows XP SP2 Firewall and installed AVG
    > >Personal for them.
    > >
    > >I've had problems in the past also, but there also seem to be times when
    > >it uninstalls properly.
    >
    >
    > I've lost track of how many times I've had to use RNAV2003 to clean up
    > a client's machine, and I've used the equivalent utlity for Norton
    > 2005 a number of times as well.

    I was not suggesting that there are no problems, but I've been using NAV
    and then Symantec (never the suites, just the AV product) since they
    came out and have never experienced the dreaded uninstall problem, no
    any problems upgrading to a new version. We've got about 1500 nodes with
    NAV or Symantec AV on it right now, upgraded from prior versions, and
    have not had that problem - I just thought it was worth mentioning that
    it does work for some solutions.

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    Leythos <void@nowhere.lan> wrote:

    >
    >I was not suggesting that there are no problems, but I've been using NAV
    >and then Symantec (never the suites, just the AV product) since they
    >came out and have never experienced the dreaded uninstall problem, no
    >any problems upgrading to a new version. We've got about 1500 nodes with
    >NAV or Symantec AV on it right now, upgraded from prior versions, and
    >have not had that problem - I just thought it was worth mentioning that
    >it does work for some solutions.

    Can you name any other major software company that has to provide
    supplementary uninstallers because their regular ones fail to do the
    job properly?

    Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
    --
    Microsoft MVP
    On-Line Help Computer Service
    http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

    In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
    http://aumha.org/alex.htm
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