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Is Crucial website genuine


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#1 newpat

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 03:50 PM

Hi all

Granny calling bleepers!!

Not sure whether this is the right forum, or if I should be in Internet Security!!, but am sure someone will let me know!!

Have not used 'crucial' website myself, but have heard from many sources it is a good and genuine one for using if computer needs upgrading, so I advised my daughter to use it as hers only has 512mg? RAM. I did tell her I would look at site first, so I did so late last night, and as I think I could do with some more RAM myself I asked for a 'scan'. Well, my computer went mad, or rather Norton did. It said the website was bad(not in those words, but the wording was in big bold letters) and it would remove the scanning software immediately and that it had to restart my computer for the removal to take place.

Can someone please tell me WHY?

I thought 'crucial' was the trusted site for this sort of thing?

Any thoughts would be very welcome.

Thanks in advance. :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 04:25 PM

I would trust crucial more than I would Norton. I've had nothing problems with Norton in the past, and on others' computers I work on, it usually just makes things worse/slower. This is just my opinion, but I guarantee that crucial.com is safe and the scanner is completely safe too.

Anyway, Norton is probably detecting it as a bot trying to run on your computer. It's safe though.
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 04:32 PM

Hi Sterling14

Thanks for that, but how do I get past Norton?

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:15 PM

Norton what?

What version of what product?

What was the exact message, please?

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 06:52 PM

If you know your make and model number you can simply enter the info in their memory selector
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 02:49 PM

Hi Hamluis

I run Norton 360 Premier edition as my security suite. If you mean, what was the message from Norton, sorry, I didn't note it down. It was blaringly loud and big, just said it was a security risk!!




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