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  1. nascarjrfan

    nascarjrfan Thread Starter

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    Occasionally I watch videos on the web of television programs I have missed. Recently I'm getting this message: You may have an Ad blocker installed in your browser that prevents this video from being played. Please disable the Ad blocker and replay the video. I thought this meant the pop-up blocker so I disabled it. The video still does not play and I still get the same message. I would appreciate any suggestions on how to correct this problem. I have Windows Vista Home.
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    What other security related software do you have installed?
    What browser are you using?
     
  3. nascarjrfan

    nascarjrfan Thread Starter

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    I use Internet Explorer and Norton Anti-Virus.
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    Disable Norton, and see if it works.
     
  5. ryanjoachim

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    Better yet, uninstall Norton completely (you will have to research on how to do this properly, since Norton resists being uninstalled).

    There are many...MANY antivirus programs out there that are as good if not better than Norton, while managing to not become as bloated with useless features and have a much lower system footprint.

    Take a look at Avira AntiVir. They have a completely free version, which has been rated in the top 5 Antivirus programs.

    Do what Mr. Helix said though. Call their customer support to find out how to completely disable Norton (because just telling it to disable, or exiting it does NOT turn it off).
     
  6. nascarjrfan

    nascarjrfan Thread Starter

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    I have 160 days left with Norton Anti-Virus program. As soon as that's done I'm through with it. I've heard of the free anti-virus programs such as AVG. Please tell me how to disable Norton. If I do this how vulnerable will my computer be?
     
  7. ryanjoachim

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    your computer will be vulnerable, but not in danger as long as you pay attention to what sites you are going to while it is disabled.

    For Norton, you have to exit the program, close it in the system tray, hit ctr-alt-del and end all the tasks associated with norton.

    I'm not positive on the names of all the processes, but do a google search and you should get all the information.
     
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    Norton products are not evil incarnate. With any security software, you have to tweak it to make it work the way you want.
     
  9. topcat989

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    I've gotten many viruses with the free version of Avg and the pro version slows down my internet connection. Avira AntiVir works 4 me.
     
  10. Rich-M

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    There is no difference between the free Avg and Pro except method of update so maybe you need to better learn safe surfing habits? Avira is not much better and the reason is none of the free ones can repel an attack, only try to clean it once its in. This is one of the main difference between the better paid version of Nod32, BitDefender and Kaspersky.
     
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    The difference between paid and free is usually the ability to schedule a scan and possibly more control over the frequency. The pro versions and the free versions should have the same impact on performance. A security Suite will have a more negative impact on performance than just the antivirus part.

    Any antivirus program with a memory resident portion can "repel" an attack. All antivirus programs can clean it with the exception of online scanners which will not clean it so you buy their product.

    To identify if Norton is the problem you can "disable Norton" by turning off the services. To turn them "all" off you may have to set them to disabled and restart. Go to the website to see if the videos run then enable your services right after.
     
  12. Rich-M

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    Not sure what programs you are referring to but difference between free and paid is usually as you say but also running in the background as well and yes if the suite has firewall, antispam etc then it will drag the system down.


    Sorry this is totally untrue. Nod32, Bit Defender, and Kaspersky repel virus, the others identify it and allow you to remove.
     
  13. valis

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    Actually, I use kaspersky scanner quite frequently in malware removal as it identifies stuff that other tools don't, and then I know what infection I am dealing with. Good little tool, that scanner.

    And no pressure to buy, either.
     
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