Norton danger alert or Norton faulty?

  Catastrophe 09:40 23 Jul 2006

Every time I start Norton AV to log on I get danger alert AUTOProtect etc not on. I click ENABLE, it gives a link to the Norton site which I click and IMMEDIATELY all resets to safe i.e., ON ON ON Full scan 20.7 definitions 19/7 or similar. This is EVEN BEFORE I CONNECT TO THE INTERNET.

Am I actually safe or is Norton AV just telling me that I am?

  Totally-braindead 09:59 23 Jul 2006

If your Norton or indeed any anti virus is not on by default and switching it on doesn't help in that the next time you start up its switched off again then there is something to worry about.

Personally I would scan the PC with the anti virus in safe mode and run a couple of ad-ware programs and see if that finds anything. If not then I would delete and reinstall Norton although this may not be as easy as it sounds. Sometimes Norton comes off from add/remove programs ok but other times its so deeply inbedded you have to download a removal tool from Symantec to get rid of it.

Leave this link open for a while before removing Norton and see what suggestions others have. In the meantime do a full scan with anti virus and adaware or whatever else you have. Either something has got on your PC which is switching it off or the program has a fault. You could also download the free AVG and run that and see if it finds anything. There is no harm in doing this as long as you make sure it doesn't run by default at the same time as Norton as then they would conflict. And of course you can always remove it afterwards if you wish.

I'm afraid I'm not a Norton fan.

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