Norton Fury

  rosie 09:10 12 Nov 2006

I run Windows XP Home. A fortnight ago, I discovered I couldn't update my Anti-Virus online and so I sent to PC World for Norton Internet Security (as I don't live in a large town.) This installed without hitch, as did Save and Restore, which is supposed to be an improvement on Norton Ghost. However, yesterday morning there was a red X on my Norton icon, and an error message saying I should Fix a problem, ie. Auto Protect, which wouldn't work. This proved not possible, and so I uninstalled Norton Internet Security, plus Save and Restore (which was necessary to do the former) and then reinstalled. All works fine now. What I need to know is - is this likely to be a regular occurance, as there was no special reason why it happened in the first place? I spent a whole morning just to get back to how things had been when I switched off the evening before.

  Probabilitydrive 09:33 12 Nov 2006

rosie,the judgement about Norton is still out there and you will find ardent defenders and opponents of norton products, it sometimes appears like a fight good against evil...

Speaking from experience,it unlikely that some unexpected occurance like you described takes place again.

i have no answer about the "why it happened".

If you ever need to unistall a Norton product-Norton has its own unistall programme: click here
which you need to follow to the letter.

  sunny staines 10:34 12 Nov 2006

norton is not with out its faults about once a year it tends to throw some sort of tantrum which needs a reinstall then works ok.

I put up with this as I think it is an excellent programme. others get frustrated and move to other makes of antivirus protection some free some not.

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