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Should I remove Norton DNS?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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1.0.2 81.82%
0.10.7 9.09%
0.9.15 4.55%
0.9.13 4.55%

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Norton DNS

What is Norton DNS?  (from Symantec)

Norton ConnectSafe secures your network against unsafe or undesirable Web sites. No additional software is required. There are thousands of infected and fraudulent Web sites on the Internet, with new ones popping up every day. So how do you know if a site is safe to visit? Simple. Use Norton ConnectSafe. Norton Connect...  Read more


Norton DNS is a program developed by Symantec. The most used version is 1.0.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 1000.97 KB (1,024,997 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 77% of users of Norton DNS come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Philippines.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: dns.norton.com/dnsweb/homePage.do
Help link: community.norton.com/t5/Norton-DNS-Public-Beta/bd-p/DNS_pb
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton DNS
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Norton DNS\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1000.97 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton DNS

  • NortonDNSUp.exe - Norton DNS Upgrade Assistant
  • NortonDNSSvc.exe - Norton DNS Service
  • Uninstall.exe - Norton® DNS
  • DynLib.dll - Norton DNS (DynDNS® Dynamic Link Library)
  • NortonDNSConfig.exe - Norton DNS Configuration Utility
  • NortonDNSControl.exe - Norton DNS Elevated Service Controller
  • NortonDNSTray.exe - Norton DNS Notification Icon

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • NortonDNSSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Norton DNS' (Norton DNS) "Sets and maintains Norton DNS protection on this computer.".

How do I remove Norton DNS?

You can uninstall Norton DNS from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Norton DNS, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Norton DNS.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win XP 5%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.18%
Windows Vista 18.18%
Windows 10 9.09%
Windows XP 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.73%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.09%
Windows Vista Home Basic 9.09%
Windows 8 4.55%
Windows 10 Pro 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.67%
  United Kingdom 13.33%
  Philippines 3.33%
  Germany 3.33%
  Canada 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.58%
Acer 26.32%
Hewlett-Packard 15.79%
Toshiba 10.53%
ASUS 5.26%
Gateway 5.26%
Common models
Dell Vostro 420 Series 15.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 10.00%
Dell Inspiron 1525 10.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite A660 5.00%
MSI MS-7636 5.00%
HP-Pavilion FQ574AA-ABA m... 5.00%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com

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Cocover a year ago
I NEVER intalled Norton products on my PC. However, Norton bloody controls my browsing, telling me what is good or bad. And I can´t get rid of your CRAP on my computer. All your explanations on how to get rid of Norton DO NOT work. Crooks!