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Offline mitch

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NortonA/V has a big bug !!!
« on: December 21, 2005, 05:55:05 PM »
yep and it seems to affect all norton a/v users

no patch yet

read the full details here

http://news.com.com/High+risk+in+Symantec+antivirus+software+flaw/2100-1002_3-6004097.html?tag=nefd.top

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Re: NortonA/V has a big bug !!!
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2005, 09:52:46 PM »
Thanks, Mitch.


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Re: NortonA/V has a big bug !!!
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2005, 06:23:00 AM »
Hey mitch  :thumbsup:

Thanks for the warning on this one - I'm a NIS/NAV user so it's highly relevant to me.

I shall be watching this one closely, thanks.

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Re: NortonA/V has a big bug !!!
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2005, 12:36:04 PM »
mitch,
 Thanks for the warning just hope that no one gets a dreaded download
 

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Re: NortonA/V has a big bug !!!
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2005, 02:25:25 PM »
Norton only HAS a big bug?  And all this time I thought that Norton WAS/IS a big bug!   :muahaha:   :hysterical:  Sorry to all you Norton fans out there....hello hello....(insert echo sound)...hello hello...ARE there any Norton fans out there?  hehehe Just kiddin with yas! :tease:

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Re: NortonA/V has a big bug !!!
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2005, 03:14:36 PM »
Thanks for the information.  I think I still do have some RAR files on my computer.
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Re: NortonA/V has a big bug !!!
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2005, 06:27:01 PM »
Hi, I hope this is not a really stupid question...I'm no computer wizard but I was hit bad on the 15th of Dec and tried to get info from Norton as to why my Norton 2006 didn't stop the attack. Now I know why no answer.
Does anyone know what the liability is for Norton/Symantic? Do they cover the expense to have a computer cleaned of the mess mine now has?
Any info appreciated.

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Re: NortonA/V has a big bug !!!
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2005, 06:43:02 PM »
knowbtr42 :)

Norton´s be or not to be is often discussed on the net on different forums.

My opinion (I´m not a Norton user myself), is that it´s too complicated for the new/average/not computer savvy-user. There are too many functions baked in that only cause confusion. Every piece of it need to be configured , before the program itself runs smoothly without warnings and alerts.
Besides, all the features in Norton requires a lot of memory and CPU.
Let´s say you have XP installed together with Norton and only have 256 Mb of mem, the chances (risks) are big that your system slows down.

I always suggest AVG7, which  contains a virus scanner together with a scanner for in/outgoing mails.It´s free, but the scanner and the def-file is the same as it is to the $$$-version.
Once installed, it manages itself , both scannings and updates.

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Re: NortonA/V has a big bug !!!
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2005, 06:48:33 PM »
Nicely said DieHard!  Now you are my HERO too!  hehehe   :flowers: Altho I should be  :Win73: for saying that!  hehehe Hey I must still have a fever!  I have been sick and I am sure I am delirious from that!  At least that is my excuse today!  :mrgreen:

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Re: NortonA/V has a big bug !!!
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2005, 12:41:18 AM »
knowbtr42
i agree with Die Hard about 110 %

i used their antivirus for years, but every year it got more bloated and the one time i needed their support  ( trying to install the newest version and had troubles) i found out it was $29 to talk to a human, or free to e-mail and recieve a computer response !
i think most will agree that i am paranoid onthe web with windows !
but i now use avg free,ms anti-spyware,ewido,a2  ( all free versions and have had no trouble in a few years !
now if you picked up a bug i would start off saying to look at my signature and click on the link about "how did this junk get on my computer" remember it was only in the last few months that norton did a daily update to the def files.
and think how long a bug is out there before they see it, figure out a fix, then make a update?
my yearly renewal fee for computer protection is $0
and lately for added protection i use linux for online things (just me being paranoid again)

one other thing i want to mention !!!!

what do you do about a fulol system backup?????
there are several ways to do it, i myself use GHOST and a extra hard drive. if i get junk and i could not remove it i just put on a backup ( do it once a month) and i am fixed ! and when my hard drive went down it took about 2 hours and my system was back and running as of two weeks before ! you need a good backup plan and to follow it !!!
the last junk i had on my system was i think in 2000? a program called comet, and i am not a computer expert, just have good backup plans ;-)