Skip to comments.My Norton is driving me nuts
Posted on 04/14/2005 9:25:57 AM PDT by processing please hold
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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.
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