Posts Tagged ‘norton’

Norton AntiVirus 2009

I installed Norton AntiVirus 2009. I’ve got a 3 CPU license and installed on two computer thus far. My initial feeling about it is that it’s vastly improved from 2008, and light years ahead of the clusterfuck that was the early 00’s. It’s been vastly better for about 2 years now, 2008 is a significant […]

Norton 360

An interesting review of Norton 360 was posted by CNet. Overall the review was very positive, they seem to like it. Interesting to me was: We also found that Norton 360 is optimized for Internet Explorer only, and not Firefox and Opera browsers. It could be said that Symantec realizes that Internet Explorer users need […]

Using Norton AntiVirus With POP3 Over SSL

I didn’t find this anywhere online, so I thought I’d post it. Norton AntiVirus up to and including 2007 doesn’t support POP3 over SSL. That’s a problem since sending mail without SSL is insecure, and sending mail over SSL with no virus scanning is also insecure. There is a fix. Please note these directions, and […]

Norton “Internet Worm Protection”

Norton AntiVirus has this strange omission I just can’t figure out. For some reason “Internet Worm Protection” won’t allow for creating a connection to a PPTP VPN. Not very helpful if you have to connect to one of the many VPN’s out there that use this protocol. First a little primer on making a PPTP […]

Norton AV 2006 Update

I got Norton AntiVirus 2006 a few weeks ago, and decided today to update 3 systems from 2005 to 2006. It was free (after rebate) so a worthwhile update to keep those virus definitions fresh. One computer had trouble uninstalling, the old version (2005) then installed fine. The next system had uninstall problems (but seemed […]

The Apple Worm?

According to Norton AntiVirus, Apple’s own QuickTime.com website may be a threat to the safety of my (and your) computer. I was trying to view the M:i:III Trailer (link below in plain text, so you can think twice before clicking). I’m not sure who is at fault. It’s either Apple with a contaminated server, or […]

Symantec Live Update Fun

Had Norton SystemWorks 2002 for a while, then upgraded AntiVirus to 2004. Worked fine for quite some time. Recently I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled this duo. Now I’m getting an error that I Subscription Client Update failed LU1812. I’ve got no clue why this is happening. Following Symantec’s instructions to completely uninstall and […]

Someone should have used Firefox and Norton AntiVirus

A heck of a lot cheaper than this. Norton AntiVirus 2005 ($22.99 at time of writing), and Firefox (Free, forever) are not nearly as expensive as that phone bill. It’s not hard to avoid that situation. It really isn’t. An 8 year old can do it.

Thank you Norton, for wasting an hour of my life

I gave you the best hour of my life! Ok, it wasn’t that bad. Symantec, apparently deployed a new version of Live Update today, and it apparently wasn’t well tested. After days of serious virus catches, it updated, and live updated, doesn’t function. I uninstall, reinstall, uninstall again, clear registry out a bit, search for […]