Skip to comments.My Norton is driving me nuts
Posted on 04/14/2005 9:25:57 AM PDT by processing please hold
I've had to uninstall and then reinstall my Norton Internet Security 2004, a total of four times in the last two weeks. I am at my wits end, which for me, isn't too far a journey. Any help on what could possibly be wrong would be greatly appreciated.
2 more words for you
A scottsman walks into a bar with a steering wheel hanging out of his fly.
The bartender says "Hey, you have a steering wheel in your fly."
The scottsman says "Aye, it's drivin me nuts."
Norton's advice line told me to log into their web page and download a fix. Idiots.
There is no doubt: Norton sucks.
But there is a solution: Buy another product.
Oh, sorry. Thought you had a commando.
I do not use Norton Internet Security 2004. I do use Norton Anti-Virus 2004 plus a personal firewall.
What causes you to uninstall and reinstall NIS?
What operating system are you using?
I just bought and installed the 2005 version of Norton Systemworks.
I won't be buying 2006 Systemworks.
Dump Nortons(Hasn't been worth 2 cents since Norton sold the company). Grab another anti-viral package like Mcafee or others. Make sure you uninstall Norton Anti-Virus and the Live Update before you install any other packages.
Here's my personal experience. First of all are you trying to install an older version of Norton with a newer version of Windows ..?? When I changed over to XP - I had to buy a 2004 version of Norton.
Also .. Whenever I delete or add any software - I always run defrag. I've found it makes the transition to new software much easier and less problematic. After I delete the software - I run defrag - then after I reinstall the software - I run defrag.
Excuse me .. NORTON is the very best.
A pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel attached to his crotch.
The bartender says, "Do you know you have a steering wheel attached to your crotch?"
The pirate replies, "ARRRRRRRR... She's drivin me nuts!"
If you're going to say it, say it right. :)
Norton is horrid! Macafee is a bit better but not by much. AVG is free and is very good. Another good one is called System Suite by V-Com. Its a all in one like norton that runs great and is only $40 bucks. Comes with Anti-virus, Firewall and a bunch of other stuff. Works fantastic!
How is AVG free? I notice my Norton constantly falls off auto mode so that it does not scan or update automatically, I have to do manual scans and updates.
When it expires I will go to something else.
What is incompatible is running both the MS and Norton FW's at the same time.
Regards, RW9 - Currently running Norton Systemworks Pro 2004 and SP2.
"But do they call me Angus the Ship Builder? Noooooo...."
Two words. Zone Alarm
Both firewalls can't be ran simultaneously. If SP2 is installed, go to your Control Panel, open "Windows Firewall" and choose "Off (Not Recommended)".
This should give NIS the field.
Hope it helps.
AVG is free as long as you don't want tech support. I've used it for nearly three years. Works great.
Really?? I'm not having any problems with Norton at all - NEVER. I have MS-XP and Norton 2004.
Well, not quite. Norton is so bloated that, depending on which version, they actually have a few uninstallers for their messy uninstall.
These pretzels are making me thirsty.
I don't like Mcafee at all - I only used it a few months and I couldn't stand it.
I believe my Live Update runs in the background all the time too. If I'm right, and I'm not on my home machine to check, but I believe the process runs as a Service, meaning it starts when you start the computer. What's the process name?
Get AVG here------>http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5
What version of Norton do you have - I have Norton 2004 and I don't have any problems - ever.
Did you just install SP2 for XP? Known problems with some Symantec products.
LOL I figured it was Lucas related problems.
Didya hear Norton is making a comeback? Pretty nice looking scoot...we'll see if they actually can survive longer than other resurrected brands (like Indian).
Symantec Client Security for Enterprises and their Security Appliances like the sgs 5400 series are awesome but I won't touch their home computer products.
McAfee was the worst $60 I ever spent on a computer, and I did that last year. Used it on my kids machine and I was never able to get it to "auto-update" in the background. I had to ALWAYS tell it to download updated virus files even. PITA.
Additionally, McAfee does not identify or protect from Malware.
What version are you using and with which operating system? I am still using 4.5 after uninstalling 5.0. Have heard 5.5 has not worked all that well for some folks.
I'm using Windows 2000 Pro.
Thanks for the info.
So you just go to their site and download?
Norton provides no tech support unless you pay for it.
Something else. I've noticed of late that my monitor goes off after my computer boots up. The monitor is fine, but when I go to control panel, display and to settings and then tinker with the pixels the display stays on.
This is driving me crazy. I've called Compaq and they have no clue what's going on. I'm thinking I have some virus but virus scans are clear.
The computer is still under warranty.
Sound like something you've seen before?
Norton sucks bigtime.
The posting to all the replies will take me forever. I'll do it though. If ya'll haven't heard from me today, check back tomorrow I'll still be answering.
Slow is not good.
Some internet server providers (browser??)are not compatible with Norton and or McVee. I had to disable certain safety functions within my firewall (McVee) before I could navigate on the web. Possibly the identity protection function may have to be disabled before you can navigate the web.
2004. It seems to run okay but after reading these posts I'm starting to wonder.
I've used AVG for years, but lately I've learned that the folks in the know prefer Avast or AntiVir, both of which are also freeware antivirus programs. AntiVir seems to have the edge. I just replaced AVG with it on one virus-ridden pc, like it so far, haven't put it on the others just yet.
Mine has worked flawlessly, I think it's the latest version.
It always runs alot when you first buy and install....needs to update everything it doesn't have since it was packed.
ROTFLMAO. Thanks for the laugh. I was about to start pulling my hair out.
I have no dog in this fight. I have Norton installed on one home machine and AVG on another. At work I have an enterprise version of MacAfee, version 7, I believe. My daughter has Trend. They all work.
I got Norton for my home computer because, at the time i got it, it was the only one that fully integrated with Outlook Express. It scanns incoming and outgoing mail.
Recently I upgraded it to version 2005. I was hesitant because CPU magazine had dongraded it for compatibility issues. I disabled the Norton firewall during installation because I use ZoneAlarm (Windows 2000, not XP).
I have no complaints about this installation, but I insatlled on a new XP machine for my boss and ran into firewall problems. It seemed to be blocking automatic updates for another program. This is never a problem with ZoneAlarm, because it always tells you what it is doing and offers alternatives in clear English.
Drop Norton, get AVG.
That's why I suggested others also. It's one of those "what works best for you" senarios. I work for a computer company and have seen very few computers that Norton actually worked on without problems.
By the same token I have seen very few that Mcafee did not work well with. And all of these cases were when Mcafee had their heads up their arses when it came to listening to the general public. That changed about the middle of last year and I have yet seen a problem associated with Mcafee,
However Nortons is a constant headache. But like anything else, if it works for you, stick with it. Nortons biggest problem by far, at least in my opinion, is when the company was sold and Norton(The software designer) no longer had anything to do with the company.
The year he sold the company they used an ad with Fidel Castro on their webpage which told me all I needed to know.