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Windows XP & Norton PF 2004 - Problems!

by 5dukesnnc / August 23, 2004 1:25 PM PDT

I'm using my son's HP 7920 that has Windows XP but since I am connected to the internet via LAN, I wanted to give him better protection.

My 5 yr old computer has kicked the bucket, which operated on Windows 98. I've installed my Norton PF 2004 since I still had almost 8 mos. left to use and I know I will most likely purchase something new for the new computer.

Once I installed Norton on my son's computer with XP, however, I cannot open any websites as long as the firewall is enabled. I have made changes in the settings according to some of the suggestions on Symantec but it hasn't fixed anything.

To my knowledge, when I intalled on Windows 98, I didn't have to do a lot of extra steps like configuring, etc. so I really don't understand that need on XP.

Can anyone help? A disabled firewall is no better than NO firewall. I'm afraid to do too much and make matters worse. I know I've seen posts about Windows XP Service Pack 2 but I don't dare do something else if it might make matters worse.

Please HELP!!! Thanks in advance.

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Re: Windows XP & Norton PF 2004 - Problems!
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 24, 2004 1:30 AM PDT
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Re: Windows XP & Norton PF 2004 - Problems!
by CharleyO / August 24, 2004 12:05 PM PDT


I've installed my Norton PF 2004 since I still had almost 8 mos. left to use and I know I will most likely purchase something new for the new computer.


I would suggest that you buy nothing ... and especially not buying Norton. Buying McAfee would also be like throwing money out the window. Sad

I have used both of those "bloatware" programs in the past and neither is anywhere near good enough for the price you have to pay ... not only in money but also in the possible loss of computer security & personal information. Sad

Instead, look into free av software such as Bob Proffitt's favorite AVG ... or my favorite, Avast4 Home. Happy

I'll bet either of those 2 will find something Norton allowed to reside on your computer!


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