04-25-2012 04:20 AM
I know nothing about computers! I have Norton internet 2012 and have done the live update to make it compatible with Firefox 12.0 which I am using. Everything is working fine and my Norton toolbar is intact! I am using a Firefox add-on called "Browser Protect" and it seems to be working great.
I was looking at my Norton history and every 10-15 seconds Norton is blocking an attempt by "Browser Protect" from generating a registry key. I have no idea what that means, or where to look for a solution. Is this an issue that needs addressed? Is this continuous "attack/block" every few seconds affecting my performance or the overall well being of my system?
p.s. excuse me if this is addressed elsewhere in the forum. I am new here but I did spend about an hour lokking around here for a thread addressing this situation without any luck.
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04-25-2012 05:57 AM - edited 04-25-2012 05:59 AM
Is it the Tamper Protection that is generating the message? If it is, you can safely disregard it. Norton has its own browser protection, and something in "Browser Protect" is coming into contact with one of Nortons keys. It is then blocked by Nortons self-protection, and this message appears. It is not a sign of malicious activity in itself, and if the "perpetrator" is a known safe program, you can regard it as more of an internal notification, and you don't have to do anything.
If the blocks happen so often that they interfere with something or cause slowdowns, the solution would unfortunately be to uninstall the offending program (or browser add-on in case). Otherwise, the only side-effect is a log filled with messages.