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26-Feb-2006, 12:39 AM #1
Norton Internet Security 2006 LiveUpdate Problem
I recently applied the latest NIS update patch with LiveUpdate... and now my NIS scanner can no longer count the number of files being scanned. It always displays 0 files scanned despite that I can see it's scanning and working.

This is the second time LiveUpdate screwed up my NIS. Last time the patch made my NIS freeze up Windows every time I try to modify the firewall rule.

Can anyone give me some suggestions to fix this problem? The tech support from Symantec isn't very helpful at all. They told me to do same thing when I asked them last time. Do a clean boot and check possible conflicts. But in fact that really isn't the problem at all. The problem was caused by the corrupted NIS setting made by the update patch. I had to default all NIS settings to make everything go back to normal.

I really don't want to reinstall NIS for stupid things like this.
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26-Feb-2006, 01:45 AM #2
I cant answer your problem with Norton since I long since gave up on it with all its problems etc along with so many other people using these forums over the years,if you want a very trouble free anti-virus,that is used daily by thousands worldwide and whats more its FREE, go here http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1 and download this very good program,you wont be dissapointed ...
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26-Feb-2006, 04:07 AM #3
Thanks for the AVG-Antivirus links.

Unfortunately, I had to reinstall NIS to get the scanner to start counting the files again.

I think I am ready to try other Anti-virus now...
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26-Feb-2006, 04:17 AM #4
Go ahead,try AVG let me know what you think .....
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26-Feb-2006, 09:01 AM #5
You might find this interesting; http://antivirus.about.com/od/antivi...a/freeav_2.htm

The main point about free versus paid programs is, presumably, that the free ones are adequate for most users in most circumstances but, if you're paranoid, (like me), you use one of the highly rated AV's like NOD32 or Kapersky (neither of which is guaranteed to protect you if you don't practise 'safe surfing').

I have no experience of any of the 'suites' but am not impressed by the concept of one program doing everything.

PS. Judging from the number of posts similar to yours, there has been, or still is, a problem with Symantec's Live Update. I used to use NAV 2003 but switched 18 months ago. I also had a corrupted update that had to be fixed by an uninstall/reinstall so this is not a new problem.
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27-Feb-2006, 04:22 AM #6
Thats a very good link you posted TOGG,I like that site (about) you can get advice about just anything through them ...about the anti-virus,at the end of the day its down to personal preference of course,all I know is Ive been using AVG for the last 4 or 5 years with no problems whatsoever,and if you go by the number of posts supporting it when people ask for reccomendations for an anti virus,then so do lots of other people,when I have had viruses (very rare) AVG has always found and dealt with them satisfactorily,thats why I always reccomend it .....
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27-Feb-2006, 07:08 AM #7
I agree with you. Personal preference, and experience of using a program, are the most relevant factors in choosing software.

There is no way to 'prove' that any particular AV is superior, in the same way you could not prove that fitting a burglar alarm actually prevented your house from being burgled.

I understand that NOD32's heuristics enabled it to trap early versions of code intended to exploit both the WMF and Blackmail worm issues, and am happy to pay for that sort of performance.
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