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LittleC
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Operation Aurora?

I have heard quite a bit about Operation Aurora these days.  I already have Norton Internet Security 2010 installed on my computer.  Is this something that I need to worry about?

 

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Hi

 

Also there is an out of cycle Windows Update coming out on Thursday about this problem.

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Tim- Are users of older products (such as NAV2008) also protected against this threat?

I know I need to purchase NIS 2010 and will afterthe tax man pays me. But until then still using NAV2008

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Hi Calls,

 

If your version has Intrusion Prevention, then you should be fine.

 

I would also recommend updating to NAV 2010 until you can purchase NIS 2010. This way you can take advantage of all the opportunities you currently have to keep yourself protected. 

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thanks Tim. Reason for staying with NAV2008 (until NIS2010) is the inbound "firewall"type feature

 

I read the box for NAV2008 and it says "blocks internet worms at point of entry"

 

I also know that I get internet worm protection updates (recent signature file version 20100119.001)

 

My browser shows add ons

Symantec Intrusion Prevention (IPSBHO.dll)

 

My internet worm protection history shows that at times there have been port scans from outside IP address that have been blocked.

 

and in C:\ProgramData\Symantec \IDS

there is an item IDSSettg.BAK

 

 

So it kind of sounds like NAV 2008 does have Intrusion Prevention?

 

Can any Norton Staffer confirm that NAV2008 has intrusion prevention as per the coverage what Tim talked about here in this post?

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Re: Operation Aurora?

Hi Calls,

 

I'm not sure if you've been told this already so I apologize if I'm repeating and/or missing something but if you have a current subscription to NIS 2008 you should be able to upgrade to NIS 2010 and use the NIS 2008 key to activate NIS 2010.  Unless the NIS 2008 you have is an OEM  trial version... in which case I'm not sure if they key will work with NIS 2010.  Can anyone confirm one way or another?

 

Regards,

 

NerdBird

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NerdBird wrote:

Hi Calls,

 

I'm not sure if you've been told this already so I apologize if I'm repeating and/or missing something but if you have a current subscription to NIS 2008 you should be able to upgrade to NIS 2010 and use the NIS 2008 key to activate NIS 2010.  Unless the NIS 2008 you have is an OEM  trial version... in which case I'm not sure if they key will work with NIS 2010.  Can anyone confirm one way or another?

 

Regards,

 

NerdBird


 

 

Hi NerdBird,

 

Calls has Norton AntiVirus 2008 because it has an Inbound Firewall.

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Hi Calls,

 

Yes, you have Intrusion Prevention in NAV 2008.

 

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Re: Operation Aurora?

thanks Tim