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Mele20
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Re: Windows 8 anti virus Norton 2013 or something else?

said by Dustyn:

Heuristics I have set to "Aggressive" and Sonar is "Aggressive" with auto removal at "High Certainty" only. These are a couple of my personal settings, and just like Symantec says you have to be careful with what you alter as it may start flagging and removing many programs. Some of these programs and files that you've always used in the past that are safe, but not safe in Symantec's eyes. So be careful.

I would NEVER allow an AV to remove any files without my express permission on each file. I also would never allow an AV to move any files to Quarantine without first getting my express permission on EACH file. The setting should be BLOCK ACCESS not "move to quarantine" or "delete" until the user is asked about what to do about ANY file an AV finds "suspect".

As for Norton, I was affected by crappy Norton recently and I don't use Norton! I wondered why there was significant delay on releasing the latest SeaMonkey patch but the same patch had already been released for Fx. The SeaMonkey developer responsible for release of SM updates, both on the website, and to internal updater, told me that the update had to be delayed for almost a week because Norton was flagging SeaMonkey CRITICAL files as viruses. An update through internal updater would result in automatic deletion of these critical SM files for anyone using Norton 2013 and completely cripple SM.

Symantec finally fixed the problem and as soon as they did then SeaMonkey latest version was released to internal updater. SM latest version was released earlier on the website because if you did a manual update you would see Norton going nuts and you could deal with it then and avoid Norton deleting critical SM files. But internal updater does it all in the background so you wouldn't know that Norton was deleting files and when SM started up again it would be crippled or maybe not even start up after the update was applied by internal updater.
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Dustyn
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said by Mele20 :
I would NEVER allow an AV to remove any files without my express permission on each file. I also would never allow an AV to move any files to Quarantine without first getting my express permission on EACH file. The setting should be BLOCK ACCESS not "move to quarantine" or "delete" until the user is asked about what to do about ANY file an AV finds "suspect".
I understand Mele20 See Profile, however I'm not endorsing or recommending those settings I've chosen. They are just what I have chosen for my own personal use. They are highly dangerous and should be used with extreme caution.
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KoRnGtL15
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Ran live update again and was prompted for a reboot. After that the toolbar was enabled and works. I totally hate though. Its an eye sore. Do you have to have this toolbar enabled for the other extension works which is the Norton Vulnerability Protection?


Dustyn
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Well, I don't use Firefox myself... however, as you can see through my screen shot it works perfectly in IE9 with the toolbar disabled, and all other Norton related features enabled. Give it a try and see if you can enable everything but the toolbar in Firefox.
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KoRnGtL15
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Okay I disabled the toolbar and the norton vulnerability protection is still enabled. That's a good sign. I had not seen or used a toolbar in so long it made me sick! Haha!


Dustyn
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Awesome!

KoRnGtL15
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You know one thing I like about with the toolbar is safe website ratings. Any way to use that with out having the toolbar enabled?


Dustyn
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said by KoRnGtL15:

You know one thing I like about with the toolbar is safe website ratings. Any way to use that with out having the toolbar enabled?

I believe you figured this out. For others, same way... just disable the toolbar but enable the other Norton plugins.
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KoRnGtL15
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I needed to be a little more clear about the trick I used. I really like the Norton Safe Web from with in the toolbar. I left the toolbar enabled but. I disabled the actual search bar. Since I use the google bar with in firefox. Which btw. Still gives me norton safe search results. And I disabled identity safe with in norton since I am not using it. So, instead of it looking like a nasty and ugly useless toolbar. I just see a few icons as seen in the picture.