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Wrythe1985  posted on Jul 19, 2016 4:38:07 PM - Report post

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Not really a defense...more of a glorified alert system with some "value-added" bells and whistles imho. If your AV program detects malware (and it's not a false-positive), the damage has already been done.
ServiusTheBear  posted on Jul 20, 2016 9:00:25 AM - Report post

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originally posted by Metal Maniac

But I haven't told it to do anything yet !!!
So far all I had done was a temporary disable and then a complete un-install.
I have yet to contact Norton (waiting time etc.)to see if you can "White List" in "Norton Internet Security".
From what I've read (if I am right) it looks like you need a different program at a considerable cost.
If that is the case I will indeed look at alternatives.
In defence of Norton (only my opinion)I have used it since Windows was on ver. 3.11
except a small break in 2014.
I have never been infected or compromised in that time, but in 2014 I tried AVG and picked up a virus within the 1st week.

I have never had any issues with AVG at all. Personally and professionally.

tomcat2200  posted on Jul 25, 2016 3:23:25 PM - Report post

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My two cents here. From past experience I have had with Norton, it is they treat your computer as if you purchased it for the sole use of running their program. Their coders are the rudest possible when it comes to how they have it running and what it brushes aside in your system. Even when turned off it isn't really off, but in standby, typically, and will still invoke itself if it thinks something is up. The user has no possibility of knowing what they are doing in Norton's opinion.

More recently the US Government has passed a memo warning that Norton has many security flaws, and directed government users to terminate use of it and to use other more effective, means of AV protection.

To say Norton lost my respect many years ago is an understatement. In the past Norton being turned off just meant it stopped warning you of what it was doing. It actually refused to believe a user would actually want it off, and treated turning it off like an attack. I am biased, but Norton isn't worth the drive space it takes. Take my comment FWIW.

One last tidbit, Norton uses services on the system. Just removing it doesn't remove it. You MUST restart after the uninstall, as the services are still running in the background.

[Edited by tomcat2200, 7/25/2016 3:29:10 PM]

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