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Norton Antivirus 2005 Problem

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  1. Jer74

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    Is anybody else having this problem. When I first turn the computer on, or run Microsoft Outlook or download the odd file the Windows Installer box pops up saying preparing to install and then a norton antivirus 2005 box pops up saying "Norton Antivirus 2005 does not support the repair feature, please uninstall and reinstall". Uninstalling and reinstalling doesn't make a difference. Everything seems to be working alright. I can use liveupdate and scan. I tested the worm blocker and it works fine. I am using WinXP with Service Pack 2.
    Anybody have any suggestions?
     
  2. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

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    Seriously my answer is to say get rid of Norton,there are so many posts in these forums concerning problems with Norton Products,no-one will be able to give you a fix I dont suppose not even Norton,they are a mystery unto themselves,if you want a peaceful co-existance with your computer go here http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php and download the Free AVG anti-virus,thousands if not millions use it worldwide and its arguably as good as any other anti-virus ......
     
  3. Jer74

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    Thanks, I've read about all the problems people have with Norton but I've been using it for 10 years with never an issue until now. I think I will give AVG a try though.
     
  4. eightup1

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    I've probally bashed norton in every post i've made ..... im starting to feel bad about it .. but i agree with telecom69.

    I do have to add one thing that no one ever mentions .... if you go with the free version of avg ... and you like it .... if you can afford it ... please pay for a copy of the pro version .. . the people at gri soft do an amazing job of providing a free product that beats the pants off many paid programs ...and we should all support them in their efforts.
     
  5. Jer74

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    Noted. I've heard a lot of good things about AVG and if I do like it I will upgrade to the PRO version.
     
  6. rick23113

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    The problem is that you have moved the "Norton Antivirus" folder in your "Start, Programs" menu. The quickest and easiest solution is to move the "Norton Antivirus" folder back to the root of the "Strart, Programs"

    You can also edit the registery to the new location. I searched for "Programs\Norton Antivirus" in regedit and replaced with the new location.
     
  7. jaye944

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    I've never had any problems with NAV !

    I preferred Doc Solomons before it became macafee
     
  8. John Burns

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    Quote Per eightup1:

    I got fed up with Symantec - and their handling of pre-2004 NAV's and did just what you suggested - installed pro version of AVG - on two computers. I am glad that I did - really like it and I no longer have to hassle with Symantec. Good Advice!
     
  9. Chelmite

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    To fix the problem, you can edit the Registry.
    Disclaimer: If you aren't comfortable editing the registry, DON'T DO IT!

    My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus
    Change ShortcutPath to the new location of the shortcut, e.g., C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus
     
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