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loading norton

by vinnyk / November 1, 2005 5:01 AM PST

when I turn on my computer a message in the form of a balloon tells me ''my computer may be at risk because norton is turned off'' then shortly after it turns off and all is OK . Is norton loading late , is it any harm and how can I change it ,any ideas anyone

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Get rid of Norton
by jackfrost64 / November 1, 2005 5:18 AM PST
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Do yourself and your machine a favor and get rid of Anything that has to do with Norton. There are all kinds of documented problems associated with Symantec products. You should switch to a antivirus, such as AVG which is free and to the one of several firewalls. A search on Google will give you a PLace to start.

Richard

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(NT) (NT) Seconded
by Paul Roantree / November 1, 2005 5:21 AM PST
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funny
by Mark5019 / November 1, 2005 6:31 AM PST
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i used to use avg and it wasnt all that good got several viri.
now use norton and its good on my system no lag and scans email etc.

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loading Nortons...
by choux / November 1, 2005 7:37 AM PST
In reply to: loading norton

I am having the exact same problem with Nortons. While browsing around in Mozallines' forums there was discussion about Windows and Norton's firewalls negating one another, only one should be used. I was a sissy and continued to use both, and Windows firewall turned off, the little balloon appeared, so I left it off, now it's Norton's that's off; and I feel completely vulnerable. I chose to leave Windows off because I use a webcam which specifically says that the Windows firewall hampers aspects of the webcam. So when I log on, there is no firewall guarding my little kingdom. any thoughts? thanks, choux

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