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#1 abc12345xyz

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:06 AM

Hi Computer Gurus,

I have a Norton AntiVirus 2005. When I do LiveUpdate, it downloads and installs new definitions, but it doesn't change the virus definitions date. I tried it many times, but some how the date doesn't change and it is stuck on 5/4/2011. I have also search on internet and on Norton website, but couldn't find the solution. Please let me know what to do.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:23 AM

Norton AntiVirus 2005 is seven years old and very much outdated. Any reason you have not updated to a newer version or switched to another anti-virus program which is more current/effective?

What operating system are you using?
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:38 AM

Norton AntiVirus 2005 is seven years old and very much outdated. Any reason you have not updated to a newer version or switched to another anti-virus program which is more current/effective?

What operating system are you using?

I might have old version, but I update definitions regularly. Is there any difference having old version with updated definitions vs. new version?
I have Windows XP.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:07 AM

Is there any difference having old version with updated definitions vs. new version?

Yes. Anti-vendors frequently update their software to include improvements, better performance, additional features, etc to make it more effective. This is especially true for dealing with the sophisticated technology we are seeing from malware writers today. Every time anti-virus vendors update their programs, attackers look for ways to circumvent and exploit it.

Although, your database definitions are up to date, very outdated versions use old scanning engines which do not have the capability of checking for dangerous rootkits, sophisticated backdoor Trojans, Botnets, and IRCBots which can compromise system integrity by making changes that allow it to be used by the attacker for malicious purposes. In some cases, they may cause so much damage, the only course of action is to wipe the drive clean, reformat and reinstall the OS.

To minimize such risks, you want to ensure you have the most up to date protection.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:07 PM

Are any anti-virus programs better than another? I'm ready to buy one but not sure which one to get. I have Windows XP . After reading the above posts, how often should you buy a new one, if updating the one you have still makes it obsolete?

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:11 PM

You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no best anti-virus. Please see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:36 AM

Thank you, quietman7 for your information. I will try to get New AntiVirus software asap. But for the time being is it possible to fix my original problem (post# 1).

Thank you once again.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:46 AM

Norton has FAQs and troubleshooting links for LiveUpdate but I cannot find anything that goes back to your version of NAV...They may have removed that info since it was outdated. I suggest you contact Norton (Symantec) Support.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:20 AM

Norton has FAQs and troubleshooting links for LiveUpdate but I cannot find anything that goes back to your version of NAV...They may have removed that info since it was outdated. I suggest you contact Norton (Symantec) Support.


Thank you for your information. I will contact them. You can close this thread now. Thanks

Edited by abc12345xyz, 07 January 2012 - 06:22 AM.


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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:32 AM

You're welcome and good luck.
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