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Norton Anti Virus 2006 and failed "LU1875 update"

by cvivcollins / May 2, 2006 6:14 AM PDT

I upgraded from Symantec anti-virus 2005 to Norton's Anti Virus 2006 and since then (April 1) have not been able to run Live Update. I have downloaded files 20060622-006-i32 and 20060422-006-x86 manually, as instructed by the product's "Help/Support" but none will install, because the "virus definition is out-of-date"
The Symantec Tech support suggests that I remove "damaged LiveUpdate files" and replace them. To do that I need to Set WIndows to show all files and find Product.Inventory.LiveUpdate file. However I can find no such file.
As I upgraded on-line, I have no way of uninstalling and re-installing the Symantec program. What can I do to solve the problem?
(Systems and other tech.info. follows:
CPU - Dell Dimension 8250, Intel Pentium 4; 2.66GHz 512MB PC1066 RDRAM; OS: WindowsXP 5.1 + SP2; Internet Explorer v.6.0.2900.2180; Norton AntiVirus v.12.2.0; LiveUpdate v.; LiveUpdate Status 0;
Security Risk: Unremoved Type: Adware.PrecisionTime)
Grateful for any help.

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My suggestion would have been
by roddy32 / May 2, 2006 6:27 AM PDT

to uninstall/reinstall but seeing as you have no disc, unless someone here has a better idea, I can give you a free telephone number that you can try but be prepared to hold on for a long time. 1-800-441-7234

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My Suggestion...
by cvivcollins / May 2, 2006 11:06 AM PDT

Thanks for your help, I'll hold the tel.no. as a last resort. I can't see why Symantec wouldn't allow me another download. We'll see.

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(NT) (NT) Good luck to you. :)
by roddy32 / May 9, 2006 10:19 PM PDT
In reply to: My Suggestion...
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Not a suggestion.. but a question..
by Carol~ Forum moderator / May 2, 2006 6:46 AM PDT

Carol .. can I presume when you said you couldn't find the damaged LiveUpdate files, that it wasn't because you were unable to unhide the files and folders?

I don't use Norton and can't be of much help. I only wanted to make sure this wasn't the reason.

Best of luck..

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by Carol~ Forum moderator / May 2, 2006 7:06 AM PDT
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by cvivcollins / May 2, 2006 10:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Suggestions..

Thank you very much for both responses - I could not find the files, so I shall follow through on your suggestions and will report. For the second part of the problem -i.e. no CD/DVD, I'll try calling that tel.no. given by Roddy.

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Why are you unable to...
by tomron / May 2, 2006 9:36 AM PDT

uninstall and re-install

Click HERE for removal instructions


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Why are you unable to ...
by cvivcollins / May 2, 2006 11:02 AM PDT

Thank you so much - very useful. I'll also check to see if Symantec will allow me another download of the program.

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I've Just solved the Problem.
by RJM7084 / May 9, 2006 7:05 PM PDT

I installed 2006 in March - I had 2002 before then. Live update gave me the same message as above. I tried running intellegent update - it said it works but my Virus definitions were still not up to date.

I tried running various things symantic suggested but they didn't work.

The suggestion they gave me which worked was -

I searched my pc for Catalog.LIveSubscibe and MyProfile.UserProfile (with check hidden files). I deleted these 2 files. I un-installed Norton 2006. I downloaded Norton 2006 - I clicked on the installation ICON.

I then did a basic Clean Boot restart and installed from what I had originally downloaded. It worked! I can forward the email to anyone who requests it!

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by mrheadz / May 14, 2006 5:22 AM PDT

Thanks for the info.

I have the exact problem.

Could you pls send the email with instructions, and I will work through this.



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This is what I did
by RJM7084 / May 15, 2006 1:07 AM PDT
In reply to: LU1875

1. Do one of the following:
In Windows XP, on the taskbar, click Start > My Computer.
In Windows 2000/Me/98, on the Windows desktop, double-click the My Computer icon.
2. Do one of the following:
In Windows XP/2000/Me, on the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
In Windows 98, on the View menu, click Folder Options.
3. On the View tab, un check Hide file extensions for known file types.
4. Do one of the following:
In Windows XP/2000/Me, un check Hide protected operating system files. Then, under the "Hidden files" folder, click Show hidden files and folders.
In Windows 98, in the Advanced Settings box, under the "Hidden files" folder, click Show all files.
5. If you see a warning message, click Yes.
6. Click Apply.
7. Click OK.

I then

Now, search and delete the Subscription files:

1. Click Start, point to Find or Search, and click Files or Folders.
2. Make sure that "Look in" is set to (C:) and that Include subfolders is checked.
3. In the "Named" or "Search for..." box, type--or copy and paste--the following text:

Note: Since you are using Windows XP then Click on More Advanced Options below the "Look in" option then check "Search hidden files and folders"


4. Click Find Now or Search Now.
5. Delete the files that are displayed

I then Deinstalled Norton Anti Virus. I did this by Clicking on the by clicking on the ICON which was was created when I downloaded Norton - this ran NAV061220.exe. This deinstalled Norton - Even though I clicked on the Install Button.

I then Cleanbooted my PC. To do this I used the following document


I just did the basic Reboot. I then installed Norton by clicking on the ICON I had used to deinstall the product NAV061220.exe.

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Re: LU1875 "This is what I did"
by cvivcollins / May 15, 2006 9:32 AM PDT
In reply to: This is what I did

Thank you for this very clear description of what you did. Unfortunately I am stuck at one point. The ICON on my desktop which was created when I downloaded Norton shows up with a message instead of the NAV061220.exe. The message is "Resume Norton Antivirus 2006...." When I click on that I am being forced to complete the download. I am not sure what this means because I had already completed the download before I got that LU1875 message.

What is your best suggestion? Should I complete the download and if it does not work try your instructions again? Incidentally, I was not aware of that message under the ICON until after I removed the 2 files related to Catalog.LiveSubscribe and MyProfile.UserProfile - but perhaps that was just an oversight on my part.

Looking forward to your reply. Thanks.

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I've found the following
by RJM7084 / May 16, 2006 6:30 AM PDT
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Thank you
by cvivcollins / May 17, 2006 3:06 AM PDT

This has been most useful, thank you very much. I am grateful for all the help received.

Thanks also to the moderator and all those who provided advice - a learning experience for me in every instance. The CNET Forum is a great facility.

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Thanks for Helping LU1875
by jackdonohue / June 5, 2006 11:52 AM PDT

Please email cure for this to paster99@yahoo.com

Thank you.

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(NT) (NT) Yuck ! Norton Antivirus ? You must be crazy !
by Pcfreakske2000 / June 6, 2006 3:35 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Why?
by Terry Browne / June 7, 2006 8:30 AM PDT
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