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Norton Blocking FR? - Vanity
My Browser Window ^ | 12/8/12 | j_tull

Posted on 12/08/2012 5:16:53 AM PST by j_tull

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Free Republic Policy/Q&A
KEYWORDS: faq; securitythreat
Not sure this is going to post correctly, but I was greeted with a blocked site warning for FR from Symantec. Photobucket
1 posted on 12/08/2012 5:16:59 AM PST by j_tull
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To: j_tull

2 posted on 12/08/2012 5:19:43 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

lol!I get it..


3 posted on 12/08/2012 5:27:37 AM PST by brivette
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To: JoeProBono

4 posted on 12/08/2012 5:32:33 AM PST by OwenKellogg
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To: brivette

;-{)


5 posted on 12/08/2012 5:33:31 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: j_tull

If you upgraded lately, the upgrade might have wiped out your ‘approved websites’ list that Norton uses.

There is probably a command in Norton to ‘allow access to this website.’

It is common for regular websites and programs to conflict with some of the virus/security software.


6 posted on 12/08/2012 5:34:50 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: j_tull

Is anybody else having FR crash on Internet Exploder?

AVG is pitching fits with just about everything, too.

Facebook is a train wreck.

Is the webbernet broke?


7 posted on 12/08/2012 5:34:53 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: j_tull

And yes, I’m logged in.

:P


8 posted on 12/08/2012 5:35:26 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: j_tull

I use the free Microsoft virus protection . better protection, for bupkis .

plus Norton slows down your computer


9 posted on 12/08/2012 5:39:10 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Salamander
D/L and run Malwarebytes - it's free.

10 posted on 12/08/2012 5:42:26 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Salamander

I only use IE on special occasions such as when a website/video will not work elsewhere.

I just tried FR via IE9 in Win7. It loaded fine for me.

==

Sometimes previously, when JohnRob put those video links between the main article and comments sections, my IE-based brower went into fits. FR would work fine in Firefox. When JohnRob removed those video links, my IE-based browser worked fine.

My IE-based browser is an old browser called Fastbrowser Pro. It is no longer maintained by its creator. I like it because of some special features. Also it was one of the first tabbed browsers. I primarily use it for FR because FR is heavily text based.


11 posted on 12/08/2012 5:43:43 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: j_tull

Actually, Symantec is one of the compaines that are extremely hostile towards both conservatives, Jews and Christians. That hostility extends down into the reank and file Symantec employees.

This is the state of the whole of the antivirus industry, except, as far as I know, Avast and Malwarebytes. Anything else, and you’re probably putting an enemy on your computer. And don’t think some of these jokers won’t actually hack you. I’ve seen them do so, and seen them brag about it.


12 posted on 12/08/2012 5:45:34 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Salamander

but, have you set your beebers to stune?


13 posted on 12/08/2012 5:46:03 AM PST by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: Vaquero

I started using MS Security Essentials on my previous XP desktop and laptop. Other security programs got to be bloated, slow, and conflicted with other programs.

When I finally got a new laptop and desktop with Win7, I went MS Security Essentials on both.

I use a program called Sandboxie to run programs (browsers, mainly) in a security box. Several virus programs had difficulty with Sandboxie, but MS Security Essentials works fine with it.


14 posted on 12/08/2012 5:48:40 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: oh8eleven

I’ve got the paid version.

I ran it and it killed some of my ‘phone home apps’ associated with Adobe Photoshop/Acrobat and things have been miserable ever since.

[my ISP said I ‘had a virus’..well yeah, I’m running Windows, aren’t I?]

Gotta update my Adobe/Corel progs manually now.

Stupid ISP techie -insisted- I delete that ‘false positive’ stuff before they’d unlock my email and it turned out that wasn’t the problem at all...:-\

They were the ones who demanded that I run AVG, too.

Saving/exporting/reformatting/reinstalling everything takes me *days* and I’m not in the mood for that right now.


15 posted on 12/08/2012 5:50:11 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: TomGuy

I’ll have to look into that.

The “new & improved” IE is a horror show.


16 posted on 12/08/2012 5:51:35 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: joe fonebone

My beeber is set to maim.

;D


17 posted on 12/08/2012 5:52:20 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: j_tull

They’re still not getting it.


18 posted on 12/08/2012 5:56:08 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: j_tull

I will never put Norton’s on any computer again. Had nothing but trouble on three different computers it was on.


19 posted on 12/08/2012 5:57:52 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Salamander

John McAfee, Unhinged: His Bizarre Breaks From Reality


20 posted on 12/08/2012 5:59:24 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Salamander
If you use a router, reset it via the reset button -- then change your password.
I went through two full days of virus and malware hunting, always coming up clean.
Finally dawned on me it was the router (I had done a reset months earlier, but forgot to change the default pw).
21 posted on 12/08/2012 5:59:49 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: JoeProBono

McAfee IS a virus...LOL


22 posted on 12/08/2012 6:02:29 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: oh8eleven

Ohhhhh.

Uh oh.

:-\


23 posted on 12/08/2012 6:03:46 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander

Guatemalan police arrest software mogul, fugitive John McAfee

http://www.freep.com/article/20121206/NEWS07/121206006/John-McAfee-arrested-Guatemala


24 posted on 12/08/2012 6:07:22 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: TomGuy

yup . I confess to knowing nothing about such things . my son’s are my IT guys and they set it up.for me .

but security essentials are what I use .


25 posted on 12/08/2012 6:17:02 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: oh8eleven

So while I was poking around in there, I had a look at my logs.

FR’s IP address is flagged as “incoming request blocked” about a million times.

WTH?


26 posted on 12/08/2012 6:18:55 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: JoeProBono

Good.

His software is crap.

;D


27 posted on 12/08/2012 6:19:37 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander

That’s why I LOVE YOU ;-{)


28 posted on 12/08/2012 6:22:16 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Salamander
Saving/exporting/reformatting/reinstalling everything takes me *days* and I’m not in the mood for that right now.

I started using imagining for major backups several years ago. On my XPs I used a program called CloneGenius (now a part of spotmau.com).

My newer Win7 laptops and desktop have manufacturer imaging programs included.

I image after any major upgrades. I also keep my data on a separate partition. Imaging the OS partition/drive usually takes about 45 minutes. If you need to 'reinstall' the OS, it is easier to apply the imaging restore, because it contains all your settings and installed software.

Imaging has saved me many times. I do occasionally use System Restore, if I see a problem do to recent new or upgraded software. But for major restoring, I use the most recently created 'image' file. Applying an image restore usually takes about 45 minutes, depending on the number of installed programs, etc.
29 posted on 12/08/2012 6:24:56 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: bgill
I will never put Norton’s on any computer again.

I stopped using Norton back at Win98. It created too many hardware and software conflicts.

I later tried McAfee. NEVER again -- even though my ISP offers it for free. I tried it once; it got to be bloatware. I also tested their firewall, which I didn't like and uninstalled (I thought). After I dumped everything McAfee, I would get popups about every 3 months asking me to retry McAfee. I couldn't get rid of the popups, until I had a major crash and had to reinstall everything.

AVG was good for a while, but it, too, became bloatware. I dumped it for AVAST!, but the newer version conflicted with some of my other programs. I dropped AVAST! and went with MS Security Essentials. MSSE seems to work without any conflicts.
30 posted on 12/08/2012 6:31:57 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Salamander
BTW - I did focus attention on your friend and her husband on your prayer thread.
31 posted on 12/08/2012 6:33:21 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL!

The first PC I ever got back in the 90’s had his garbage installed from the factory.

I reformatted that thing *3* times before I figured out that McAfee was killing it every time I turned it on.

McAfee is still factory installed on some systems.

When I’ve found it, before I did anything else, I reinstalled the whole OS *minus* McCrap and the other company propietary garbage.

The only company I’ve found that runs great off the factory version of the OS is Alienware.

[who tries to install Norton but that’s easily squashed]


32 posted on 12/08/2012 6:36:14 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: TomGuy

Problem is that the image contains all the screwed up DLLs and such.

I do a full format of the HDD, strip it clean and take it down to the bare metal.

I’m kinda radical, that way.

;D


33 posted on 12/08/2012 6:39:25 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: JoeProBono

I know you did.

I knew you would.

:)


34 posted on 12/08/2012 6:40:37 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: TomGuy

Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite used to be my thing.

And then they went berserk.

Haven’t used them in 4 years...or more.

MalwareBytes is really good for most things.

AVG Free grabs most of the stuff that MWB misses.


35 posted on 12/08/2012 6:43:37 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander

Polite suggestion: switch to Opera v12.11 Set-up ‘Speed Dial’ page for your favorite sites, and it’s a real slick browser.

http://www.opera.com/

I haven’t used IE in 5-6yrs, and it’s a real pleasure to have it off the Taskbar (r/c; unpin). I also use FireFox v16, too, as a back-up when FR turns to molasses.


36 posted on 12/08/2012 7:06:33 AM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: TomGuy

Exactly the same here.


37 posted on 12/08/2012 7:22:57 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: JoeProBono

My first suggestion is to do a wholesale “DELETE” on anything on your computer that contains “....norton.....”....

A piece of trash software.


38 posted on 12/08/2012 7:31:39 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: j_tull

I just sent you a PM. Norton says that FR is safe.


39 posted on 12/08/2012 7:40:00 AM PST by Abby4116
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To: TomGuy

Agreed. Nortons is over with. Went to McAfees, but it got too bloated. Now run Kaspersky’s on everything, and it runs flawlessly. Also use MSE and Defender. Never had virus or security issues, but has blocked many potential sites and data.


40 posted on 12/08/2012 7:43:02 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Gaffer

To completely uninstall Norton, you need to go to their website and download the uninstall program and run it.

Even a great uninstaller program like Revo Uninstaller will leave pieces of Norton behind.

Norton is very intrusive.

Me? I’ve used Avast for several years. Happy with it. Before that I used the pay-for Eset Security, an outstanding program.


41 posted on 12/08/2012 7:46:38 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: upchuck

Agreed. The point is to remove anything related to Norton. It is a waste of time and money.


42 posted on 12/08/2012 8:02:25 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: j_tull

Get rid of Norton. Its a ripoff. I used it for years. Now I use Avast for free. It works just fine.


43 posted on 12/08/2012 8:34:27 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: j_tull
Click on Tools, then Internet Options, then Security, then Restricted Sites, then Sites........

Then scroll thru the sites that are listed and see if Freerepublic.com is listed. If so, then delete it....That should then allow FR to be accessed.....

44 posted on 12/08/2012 8:41:44 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: j_tull

I’ve used Symantec Endpoint, corporate edition, for many years, and never had any trouble with it.

Another possibility that no one has mentioned is that you have picked up some kind of malware that is PRETENDING to be Norton. I think I remember something of that kind a couple of years ago. In fact I think this is likelier than Norton sending that message, which I have never seen on FR.

You might try Malwarebytes and/or SpyBot Search & Destroy to search your computer and see if there is any virus or malware on it.


45 posted on 12/08/2012 10:08:57 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Also, you might hover your mouse over that Symantec link and see where it points to. Don’t click on it, but just check it. That might be another indicator that this is a virus. Don’t be fooled if it says “symantec” somewhere down the line but starts with some other website after the http://.


46 posted on 12/08/2012 10:11:22 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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