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Problems with Norton Security 2005


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#1 sammyd

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 02:51 PM

hi wondered if anybody can help me. im having trouble with my norton security 2005, running it on XP. i recently bought the update and once id updated it, the antivirus section of the program was telling me there were errors with it and they recommended i uninstall and reinstall the program. i tried and had trouble doing it.

then i found the SymNRT removal tool but when i go to run it, it says - 'SymNRT : invalid signature, this file is not signed so it won't run' any ideas why its saying this and what i can do??

(also now when i sign into my user account on the xp welcome screen it takes ages to log me in, could this be linked or a different problem?)

iv tried system restore, to try and go back to before the update but when i click system restore all that comes up is a blank window and system restore doesnt work. id really appreciate any help at all

cheers. sam

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 10:41 AM

Hello Sammy,

If you are trying to uninstall your Norton product and then reinstall it, there is a pinned topic about it at the top of this forum. Here is the link to that thread. I read over it, and it seems very comprehensive. It may answer many of your questions and give you the tools you need to complete the uninstall:

How to Uninstall Norton

I hope this helps your out :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 June 2006 - 03:55 PM

thanks, id read that before but forgot about it :thumbsup: i managed to uninstall all the norton files and have now reinstalled it.

iv got a new problem though, seems simple but im not sure how to fix it. the secuity blocks everything i try to do, such as log onto msn explorer and things like that. when the norton box comes up with 'permit always.....(recommended)' 'block always..' etc, i click the recommended but it just keeps popping up. in the end i have to turn the security off. any ideas how to sort this?

thanks for sorting my main problem though :flowers:

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 04:55 PM

Switch from an over-priced Norton to a much better anti-virus application such as NOD32 or Kaspersky; both of which are cheaper and much more powerful. Or, you could switch to a free anti-virus program such as AVG which would deliver the same security if not better than Norton... but don't switch if you don't want to. This is just my advice being the anti-Norton I am.
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Posted 04 June 2006 - 05:23 PM

cheers for ur reply i think i'll stick with norton for the time being considering iv just payed for the update. i think iv solved the problems now anyway, i just had to change the firewall settings to allow the programs norton was blocking to run

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 12:34 AM

Thank you for posting back with the solution to you problem. It may help another member with the same problem.
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Posted 05 June 2006 - 02:24 AM

Also, despite what people say about Norton, it's by no means a bad product...is it the best? Well that one's up for debate, but if you have proper prevention measures in place on your system then you should never encounter any problems.

You'll be fine with Norton, but when your subscription runs out you may want to look into some powerful freeware AV programs, such as AVG, Antivir, Bitdefender Free, etc... This is of course, if you don't feel like paying the money. However, switching over can be a hassle too!

I'm glad you got your problems resolved :thumbsup:

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