11-04-2011 07:30 AM
Glad your fixed itself DitEd2.
Subsequent to this it seemed to loose my phone completely. Started looking for it in the USA (I'm in the UK) but failed to find me at all, would not take any photos and reported I was online when I was not..... So I removed the phone from the Web interface, uninstalled Norton Anti-Theft and then re-installed and re-registered. Seems to be OK again. Hope it stays that way.
11-04-2011 10:20 AM
Hi Andmike and DistEd2-
Question for you: When you said you checked your status and it said expired. Are you speaking about the Norton Mobile Security app? In that app it showed you as having an expired license even though it wasn't expired?
11-04-2011 11:07 AM
It showed it in Norton Mobile Security on my phone. I think there was a notification on the top bar when I started up the phone but cannot be certain.
I also think that I specifically went into Norton Anti-Theft on my phone and got the same message.
As for whether it was expired seems a moot point. I don't think it should have expired I had only had Norton Anti-Theft installed on my phone and PC for a day or two but if the license is set up and renewed automatically what the software thinks is what is reality.....
11-04-2011 07:11 PM
I never actually got the chance to check mine: I had an alert pop up on my smartphone saying mine had expired, but by the time I could back out of whatever I was doing to check it, it was saaying everything was fine, and I haven't seen it again.
I do, however--but only on my Xoom, never my smartphone--still get periodic popups saying that Norton Anti-theft has been disabled. But for any given instance, those are always just as transient--i.e., when I pull up the main NTS screen, it says Norton Anti-Theft is just fine, nice big green checkmark.
11-04-2011 07:26 PM
Would you say it happens with any sort of frequency? Say, using the device for X-Y period of hours? I know that the NAT plugin depends on NTS/NMS running. I've seen a couple instances of that message (usually coincides with the NTS tray icon going away temporarily). Out of curiosity, do you use NMU and the task kill button in the widget? If so, check in the Apps section to make sure NTS is excluded and see if that makes a difference.
11-04-2011 09:11 PM
Haven't noticed any pattern to it, no. And although I do use the task kill function in the widget occasionally, it's very rare, and also not correlated in any discernable pattern with the messages. But I just set NTS to excluded (it wasn't), and will let you know if the messages go away.
11-06-2011 01:53 AM
As I started in this thread I will continue but I think what I am about to report may be more a Norton Mobile Security (NMS) issue. Happy to repost in the NMS thread if you would prefer.
I have been able to replicate the Norton Anti-Theft license expiry. Please forgive the length of what follows but I do not know what is relevant.
First I have a PIN phone lock on my phone. So when it starts up it asks me for a PIN.
On early versions on NMS this gave me a minor problem, in that, if I did not enter my security PIN quickly enough NMS thought my SIM had gone missing and also insisted on having a password. While this issue was quickly removed on the Android Market of NMS it lasted up until about last week on the Retail version.
I am using the Retail version of NMS (184.108.40.2066).
If I turn my phone off, and then on but leave the phone without inputting my PIN for a while the phone still appears to start normally except for a Norton icon on the notification bar which tells me to check out NMS. When I do that all looks OK until I check Anti-Theft (on the NMS first page) this takes me to two panels (as usual) the lower one for SMS Anti-Theft, which is green, and the upper which shows an orange bar for "Web Anti-Theft Status" followed by an exclamation mark! Selecting the upper panel takes me to another Web Anti-Theft pane which says "Norton Security license expired". Selecting this takes me to "License not found" "Norton Anti-Theft is a FREE additional feature for Norton Security Standard Edition" and gives me the option to Download App. When I select this it takes me to the Market and the NMS download page. All of this when the NMS main screen shows my having 279 days left! Presumably because I am using the retail version, when it checks the Market it finds that I don't appear to have NMS installed.
So noting that DistEd2 has possibly had a similar problem that went away I decided to force stop Anti-Theft and NMS. Then I restarted NMS and got a pop up on the notification bar that Anti-Theft was disabled, but when I check Anti-Theft on the first NMS screen it shows both Anti-Theft screen with green bars.
My conclusion is that there is still a minor glitch in the early checking of security features on at least the Retail version when if the phone start up is delayed by say the need for a PIN, all the Norton software cannot self verify. Now I think I know what is happening it is no big deal but it may confuse others and it would be nice if it were fixed.
Deep intake of breath......
I hope that was clear and helps someone at Norton. If not say what you would like and I will try to oblige.