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Should I remove NortonVRQ?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,204
United States Rank #27,254
Reach 0.0018%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 777.97 days
1538.43 days >
Average installed length: 808.33 days


VersionDistribution 31.43% 8.57% 2.86% 2.86% 5.71% 14.29% 17.14% 2.86% 14.29%

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What is NortonVRQ?

The VRQ tool allows an engineer to search for and remove malicious programs that conventional anti-virus software is unable to remove. The tool does not offer continuous protection against virus or spyware threats, and should only be used after an infection has occurred.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 3.97 MB (4,167,045 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com/techsupp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NortonVRQ
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NortonInstaller\{249ccac8-dadb-42db-a9da-ab46ff418f95}\vrq\LicenseType\\InstStub.exe /X
Estimated size: 3.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NortonVRQ

  • NLpePIScanner.exe - NortonLive pePI Scanner
  • VRQAddFiles.exe - VRQTool Application
  • VRQResources.dll
  • VRQTool.exe
  • VRQUploadFiles.exe
  • pepiRes.dll - PE Components (Norton Product Identifier Resources)
  • VRQScanner.dll - VRQTool
  • diLueCbk.dll - DING (DING LUE Callback)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VRQUploadFiles.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VRQ Uploader' which loads as C:\Program Files\NortonVRQ\Engine\\VRQUploadFiles.exe.

How do I remove NortonVRQ?

You can uninstall NortonVRQ 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 NortonVRQ, 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 NortonVRQ.

Win Vista (SP2) 54%
Win XP 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 60.00%
Windows 7 25.71%
Windows 10 11.43%
Windows XP 2.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 54.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.24%
Windows 10 Home 6.06%
Windows 7 Starter 3.03%
Windows 10 Pro 3.03%
Windows 8 Pro 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.55%
  United Kingdom 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.24%
Dell 23.53%
Acer 14.71%
Toshiba 8.82%
Sony 5.88%
Lenovo 2.94%
Samsung 2.94%
Gateway 2.94%
Common models
HP-Pavilion FK547AA-ABA a... 6.25%
Dell Inspiron 530 6.25%
Sony VPCEH14FM 3.13%
HP-Pavilion NY429AA-ABA p... 3.13%
Acer Aspire M5800 3.13%

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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