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.
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