09-11-2013 07:49 AM - edited 09-11-2013 07:50 AM
Past 2-3 days I have had repeated "Unauthorized Access Blocked (open file)" warnings shown up in the history log of Norton.
The "actor" file have been svchost.exe and iexplore.exe and the targets have been various files deep inside Norton folders which makes this suspicious.
I have had Norton for 3 years and I have never encountered this, I have reinstalled my computer, twice, it didnt help.
So what is this?
09-11-2013 08:15 AM
09-11-2013 08:24 AM - edited 09-11-2013 08:25 AM
Norton's approach to this certainly "normal", I dont doubt that, however these incidents are not, as I said this have never occured before and I see some more people on the forum having the same issue meaning this is a problem going beyond me.
09-11-2013 09:18 AM
09-11-2013 09:33 AM
Do you work for Norton Bombastus?
How could you say its not suspicious if you dont know what is causing it?
I have never claimed that it is suspicious that svchost.exe may encounter Norton files (although I could make that argument for this case), I havent said that it is abnormal for Norton to approach this issues this way. What I am saying is that these incidents are suspicious and abnormal.
* 3 years user of Norton - never occured before
* More users than me encountered this lately on different Norton versions, type of computers etc
* Why would iexplore.exe/svchost.exe suddenly after 3 years want to open files?! Besides what files on my computer that DONT belong to Norton is opened and thus not logged in the logs?
09-11-2013 09:51 AM
09-11-2013 10:00 AM - edited 09-11-2013 10:01 AM
Are you working for Norton?
Well for 3 years they have never done that so obviously this is not "regular" at all.
09-11-2013 01:57 PM - edited 09-11-2013 01:58 PM
As Bombastus said, these entries are entirely normal. Any program attempting to access a Norton file or process will be denied - even Windows processes. The logging of these events changes from time to time as Norton tweaks which events warrant a log entry and which do not. It is possible that Norton has simply updated the logging to capture something that was previously not recorded. In any event, regardless of the cause of the sudden appearance of your entries, they are not anything that would be considered unusual or worrisome.
09-15-2013 12:36 PM
I too have the same issue! I have never had so many medium orange risk dots in over 5 years of using Norton products. This has been occuring for about the last 4 days to me.