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    • andygb
    • By andygb 6th Jul 18, 12:56 PM
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    Cannot open Norton Security
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    • 6th Jul 18, 12:56 PM
    Cannot open Norton Security 6th Jul 18 at 12:56 PM
    I usually do a scan once a week, and so I went to open Norton security and it will not open, either from the desktop icon, or from the list of programmes in the start menu. I am running Windows 10.
    Should I be worried?
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    • andygb
    • By andygb 6th Jul 18, 1:08 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 1:08 PM
    Literally a minute after trying to open it, an error message came onto the screen - Norton Error 8504 101 - so I restarted the PC and now it opens OK.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 6th Jul 18, 1:19 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 1:19 PM
    Should I be worried?
    Originally posted by andygb

    Yes - as long as you have Norton installed


    Case in point :


    I was round at a frinds house last night - asked me to look at why computer was slow.
    Absolutely riddled with malware with Norton chugging along doing nothing


    Removed norton
    Activated defender
    Scanned with malware bytes , 144 instances of malware running.
    Removed them and machine running like new
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • dogmaryxx
    • By dogmaryxx 6th Jul 18, 4:27 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 4:27 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 4:27 PM
    Yes - as long as you have Norton installed


    Case in point :


    I was round at a frinds house last night - asked me to look at why computer was slow.
    Absolutely riddled with malware with Norton chugging along doing nothing


    Removed norton
    Activated defender
    Scanned with malware bytes , 144 instances of malware running.
    Removed them and machine running like new
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    Only proves MBAM is effective.Why did you not use Defender for the scan? Will the use of Defender guarantee less malware?
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 6th Jul 18, 9:46 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 9:46 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 9:46 PM
    Yes - as long as you have Norton installed


    Case in point :


    I was round at a frinds house last night - asked me to look at why computer was slow.
    Absolutely riddled with malware with Norton chugging along doing nothing


    Removed norton
    Activated defender
    Scanned with malware bytes , 144 instances of malware running.
    Removed them and machine running like new
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    Take it you also ran adwcleaner, since you you didn't say
    • poppy10
    • By poppy10 8th Jul 18, 12:25 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 12:25 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 12:25 PM
    Norton slows down your computer worse than most viruses. Uninstall it and stick with Windows in-built malware protection
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 8th Jul 18, 12:44 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 12:44 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 12:44 PM
    Only proves MBAM is effective.Why did you not use Defender for the scan? Will the use of Defender guarantee less malware?
    Originally posted by dogmaryxx

    No - all AV solutions are bad at detecting malware ..


    You only need a basic AV as the threat landscape is heavily biased at malware and pups these days.


    When choosing an AV - why choose one that slows down your computer incredibly ?
    Just use the one that is created by the designers of the OS you are using and does it's job un-intrusively
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • Uxb
    • By Uxb 8th Jul 18, 9:40 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 9:40 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 9:40 PM
    ..and it was a PUP within a piece of software link to from on here a year or so back that my copy of Norton Security blocked from downloading.
    My installation of NIS is totally invisible to me on my computer: it works in the background and does not affect my use of the computer in any way at all (this is on Win 7 pro).
    • Money_Grabber13579
    • By Money_Grabber13579 8th Jul 18, 11:24 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 11:24 PM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 11:24 PM
    Norton slows down your computer worse than most viruses. Uninstall it and stick with Windows in-built malware protection
    Originally posted by poppy10
    Wrong.

    Unless you are using a version of Norton from 10 years ago or a seriously underpowered computer.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 17th Jul 18, 9:42 AM
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    Ahh the ignorant bliss that is a norton user ..


    You may think it is unobtrusive , but uninstall it and see how much better your computer runs
    Running with scissors since 1978
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