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My Norton is driving me nuts
April 14, 2005 | pbrown

Posted on 04/14/2005 9:25:57 AM PDT by processing please hold

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To: pbrown

Two words. Zone Alarm


21 posted on 04/14/2005 9:35:48 AM PDT by John Lenin (It's not if it feels good ,do it, it's if it feels right , do it !)
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To: BubbaBobTX; pbrown
Have you by any chance downloaded the Microsoft Service pack 2? If you have that is probably your problem. It is not compatible with Norton's Firewall.

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.


23 posted on 04/14/2005 9:36:21 AM PDT by rdb3 (To the world, you're one person. To one person, you may be the world.)
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To: nikos1121

AVG is free as long as you don't want tech support. I've used it for nearly three years. Works great.


24 posted on 04/14/2005 9:36:24 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Have you had your Flag-o-Gram today?)
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To: BubbaBobTX

Really?? I'm not having any problems with Norton at all - NEVER. I have MS-XP and Norton 2004.


25 posted on 04/14/2005 9:36:26 AM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: OSHA
Norton's best feature is the uninstall function.

Well, not quite. Norton is so bloated that, depending on which version, they actually have a few uninstallers for their messy uninstall.

26 posted on 04/14/2005 9:36:33 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: pbrown
I had a very similar problem. I finally took mine to a shop and was told that spyware/adware had taken over. The tech then cleaned my hard drive, (getting rid of my Norton), installed AVG .... all for $40.00. My computer works better than ever! Also, I have added Webroot Spy Sweeper.

Good luck!

27 posted on 04/14/2005 9:36:53 AM PDT by Tuba Guy (' I has spoken !! ')
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To: pbrown

These pretzels are making me thirsty.


28 posted on 04/14/2005 9:37:05 AM PDT by Xenalyte (It's a Zen thing, you know, like how many babies fit in a tire.)
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To: JustAnAmerican

I don't like Mcafee at all - I only used it a few months and I couldn't stand it.


29 posted on 04/14/2005 9:37:37 AM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: pbrown
My live update is running in the background...again.

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?

30 posted on 04/14/2005 9:38:06 AM PDT by RedWing9 (No tag here... Just want to stay vague...)
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To: nikos1121

Get AVG here------>http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5


31 posted on 04/14/2005 9:38:09 AM PDT by OSHA (Pray for me. My [LOW FUEL] light is on.)
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To: F15Eagle

"Hello, Ball"


32 posted on 04/14/2005 9:39:20 AM PDT by dfwgator (Minutemen: Just doing the jobs that American politicians won't do.)
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To: nikos1121

What version of Norton do you have - I have Norton 2004 and I don't have any problems - ever.


33 posted on 04/14/2005 9:39:22 AM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: pbrown

Did you just install SP2 for XP? Known problems with some Symantec products.


34 posted on 04/14/2005 9:40:11 AM PDT by Feckless
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To: kallisti

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).

http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com/


35 posted on 04/14/2005 9:40:28 AM PDT by Betis70 (Guinness is good for ya)
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To: pbrown
I don't know what's happened to Symantec but their home computer products suck.

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.

36 posted on 04/14/2005 9:40:42 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (I know a great deal about the Middle East because Ive been raising Arabian horses" Patrick Swazey)
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To: JustAnAmerican
Grab another anti-viral package like Mcafee or others

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.

37 posted on 04/14/2005 9:41:02 AM PDT by RedWing9 (No tag here... Just want to stay vague...)
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To: John Lenin
Two words. Zone Alarm

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.

38 posted on 04/14/2005 9:41:03 AM PDT by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: Professional Engineer

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?

nick


39 posted on 04/14/2005 9:41:06 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: MetalHeadConservative35; All
AVG..huh?

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.

40 posted on 04/14/2005 9:41:20 AM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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