02-19-2009 09:48 AM - edited 02-19-2009 09:51 AM
I'm not sure what is wrong, but I am trying to figure out how I can get my menu to have the option of scanning a file or folder when I right click it! I don't want to have to go thru the hassle of opening NIS up, clicking scan and then file or folder scan.
If anybody could help me, it would be greatly appreciated. Be easier to help search for viruses before I open the files!!!
NIS 2009 v188.8.131.52
Vista Home Premium 64bit SP1
02-19-2009 09:50 AM - edited 02-19-2009 09:55 AM
Welcome to the community!
Unfortunately, this feature is not available in 64-bit Vista.
Check out the following post for more information.
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02-19-2009 09:53 AM
Sorry, I did a search the first time and got nothing, posted this, and then afterwards searched again and noticed that with 2008, it wasn't there.
Will it ever be there do you think? Or will 64bit never have it. That was one option I always like when I used to use Norton.
Also, is there a way to add it thru the send to folder like I saw somebody did with NIS 2008?
Thanks again for your help
02-19-2009 09:54 AM
Here is a link to some of the limitations in Vista 64 bit along with a workaround for the right click option.
Hope that helps.
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02-19-2009 09:54 AM
Norton 2009 product on Windows Vista 64-bit include all features as on Windows XP/Vista-32 bit, except for the following:
• Advanced Protection (SONAR).
• Context menu scan option (the feature to scan a file, folder, or a drive by right-clicking and selecting "Scan with Norton AntiVirus").
• Norton Product Tamper Protection.
The Advanced Protection and the context menu scan features are scheduled to be added in an upcoming release.
In meantime, you can try the solution discussed in the following thread:
02-19-2009 09:59 AM
I want to thank everybody for the links and the help. I got the thing installed now so that I can right click and scan the file or folder. The directory is a tad different than NIS 2008 was, but it wasn't hard to figure out.