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#1 bjm_

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 06:01 PM

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Running NIS11 and no prob Disable Real Time via rt.click ICON....Disable AutoProtect, Disable Smart Firewall, and for good measure Turn On Silent Mode. My query is about Norton Product Tamper Protection. Does Norton Product Tamper Protection need to be OFF... Does Norton Product Tamper Protection need to be disabled as part of Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs.
Posted same question back in June....no answer. So, I'm trying again.
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:45 AM

Norton Product Tamper Protection (included in Norton 2006 and later products) is a security feature enabled by default that prevents outside programs (unknown, suspicious, or threatening applications) from making changes to the Norton software. NPTP protects NAV processes so other processes cannot access them (inject code or modify thread execution), it doesn't matter that current user has permission on them he won't be able to access Norton Anti-virus processes. This security feature can prevent Windows System Restore from changing Norton files, resulting in a "Restoration Incomplete" message and you may need to Temporarily turn off Norton Product Tamper Protection.

Disabling your anti-virus programs is sometimes necessary when using specialized tools in order to ensure they do not interfere with the fixes they are designed to perform. It is also necessary to prevent the detection of those tools as a threat by the anti-virus which may attempt to remove them. If you are following instructions to disable a Norton product in order to receive assistance with malware removal, it would not hurt to disable this feature as well. Most security fix tools do not modify an anti-virus program but this feature may detect certain actions by the fix tool as suspicious and prevent it from working properly.
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 05:27 PM

Norton Product Tamper Protection (included in Norton 2006 and later products) is a security feature enabled by default that prevents outside programs (unknown, suspicious, or threatening applications) from making changes to the Norton software. NPTP protects NAV processes so other processes cannot access them (inject code or modify thread execution), it doesn't matter that current user has permission on them he won't be able to access Norton Anti-virus processes. This security feature can prevent Windows System Restore from changing Norton files, resulting in a "Restoration Incomplete" message and you may need to Temporarily turn off Norton Product Tamper Protection.

Disabling your anti-virus programs is sometimes necessary when using specialized tools in order to ensure they do not interfere with the fixes they are designed to perform. It is also necessary to prevent the detection of those tools as a threat by the anti-virus which may attempt to remove them. If you are following instructions to disable a Norton product in order to receive assistance with malware removal, it would not hurt to disable this feature as well. Most security fix tools do not modify an anti-virus program but this feature may detect certain actions by the fix tool as suspicious and prevent it from working properly.

Thank you for your time and interest..
I understand NPTP purpose and System Restore requirement to disable NPTP. At the time of my Malware Topic. I did question the behavior/results of the fix tools. I've been curious ever since. Thank you again. I hope never to need Bleeping again but, if I do. I will disable NPTP along with anti-virus as required.
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 05:35 PM

You're welcome. Safe surfing and have a malware free day.
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