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11-09-2013 07:02 AM
Since upgrading my NIS using the “New Version Check” option, my default home page in IE changes to lower case when closed. I have tried resetting using IE and editing the registry directly with the same result. I have tried deleted cache, clearing histroy etc. to no avail. On my previous contact with Norton support (live chat) I was informed Norton does not do anything to the homepage.
I have performed the same upgrade on another PC, with the same result. Norton installs, asks to close IE to continue installing, I close IE and install completes. At this stage there is no problem. Norton presents me with an option to see new features, declined. Norton then runs the activation process, at this stage when closing an IE session the homepage is changed to lower case.
Windows 7 64bit
11-08-2013 03:52 PM
When I first start computer and try to go on Internet Explorer it loads extremely slowly. I then disabled Norton Internet Security 126.96.36.199 version just to see if there is any difference - IE9 loaded fast with Norton shut off. I tried going back to IE8 and made no difference. What used to be fast loading is now taking several minutes at first start. Any thoughts on why the new Beta 188.8.131.52 NIS would do this at start up? before updating to this version my IE9 and IE8 prior to that loaded fast.
11-08-2013 11:05 AM
I've just started up my pc, and inserted a Asus mini wi-fi (USB) adapter (this one) into one of the USB ports - this caused a massive slow down of my system, and upon opening Task Manager, I was greeted with this:
Upon restarting, none of these processes reappeared, but my pc is still slowed down significantly, and when I order processes by disk access, Norton is at the top... it stays this way for about 10 min, and then finally settles down. I have yet to do a second restart, so I am unsure if this will happen again.
I don't know what has suddenly happened, or if it is related to the wi-fi adapter I've plugged in, but it's making my pc almost unusable :/
Windows 8.1 Pro
Motherboard (in case the USB Driver is relevant - I plugged it into a 2.0 port)
11-08-2013 10:17 AM - edited 11-08-2013 10:17 AM
I thought I'd start a new thread for this, as i think it's quite a serious issue that needs addressing.
I have already mentioned about how since updating to 8.1 i am finding the scanner isn't picking up tracking cookies. Despite the fact that afterward i can see a large number of cookies on my computer via Firefox's settings. This should not be the case when I have the scanner set to automatically remove them.
Now this is a minor gripe i know, however it is the larger possibility that Norton may not be finding other issues that I am having a problem with. I have the latest version of Norton, and have also checked my settings with a Live Chat expert, so there's no issue at my end with regards to that.
Not for a moment am I suggesting that Norton is faulty and doesn't work altogether, but i think for people who have updated to 8.1, there is clearly a compatability issue present. Something that other threads on here detailing 8.1 issues reinforce.
No-one replied to my last post about asking how best to alert Norton to what is happening, but this is what I would like to do. Unless anyone else has any suggestions?
11-08-2013 04:59 AM
Will 8.1 work with 20.x?
If so, what about IE 11 that was just released for Windows 7?
I am assuming that the same rules would apply to 21.x as well.
Please let me know. Thanks.
11-07-2013 12:36 PM
I recently upgraded from 20.x to 21.x and do not see the setting to enable/disable Smart Definitions.
I would like to have all signatures resident on my PC should I not be able to connect to the Internet.
What else has changed? Is there a link to the changes frrom NIS 20 to 21?
Please let me know. Urgent.
Tnx & Ciao,
11-07-2013 11:27 AM - edited 11-07-2013 11:32 AM
I am using using NIS v. 184.108.40.206 (NIS 2013) with Vista 32-bit Home Premium. After each idletime QuickScan, my CPU continues to run at approx. 20% and I can see my hard drive continuously thrashing until I take my system out of idle. When I click inside the NIS Performance Graph the pop-up simply says "No Activity".
Sysinternal's Process Explorer shows that the process SYSTEM (PID 4) and specifically Symantec's SRTSP.SYS (i.e., Symantec Real-time AutoProtect - TID 3624) is responsible for this high CPU activity during post-QuickScan idles. The thrashing of my hard drive corresponds to a rapid increase in disk I/O reads by ccSvcHst.exe (PID 320), and depending on the amount of time my system remains in idle, these I/O reads by ccSvcHst.exe can exceed more than 20 million reads within a matter of hours after boot-up.
I performed a clean re-install of NIS v. 220.127.116.11 but this high activity by SRTSP.SYS during idles persists. A search of the forum led me to a post here by elsewhere and shows that this issue with NIS 20.x also occurs with Win 7, etc.
Does anyone know if Symantec is planning to fix this issue in NIS 20.x, or if the same problem has been reported in NIS 21.x?
MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 * Firefox 25.0 * IE 9.0 * NIS 2013 v. 18.104.22.168
HP Pavilion dv6835ca, Intel Core2Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83 GHz, 3.0 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
11-07-2013 11:14 AM
Having upgraded to NIS 22.214.171.124 on Win XP SP3 I am finding that one or more processes of NIS,exe are hogging cpu are certain times. Cannot stop the processes so have to wait until they release cpu to do anything.
11-07-2013 09:14 AM
I'm using Windows 7, FireFox 25 and current NIS.
I just purchased and installed an Epson XP-410 printer. The second time I used it, a pop-up menu came up that suggested updates were available. I cannot recall all that the popup said, but do remember there were three new updates that I could check to add, one of which was called "Epson E-Web Print". I checked all three and they installed. Since I was accustomed to HP printer updates via my internet connection, I wasn't suspicious of the so-called Epson update.
When I opened my browser I found a toolbar with the Epson logo and the "E-Web Print" title on it, along with a printer icon, a clip icon and a box to check if I wanted to print from flash content. I couldn't get the tool to function, so I called Epson tech support, but the tech didn't seem to know anything about it.
I called back and asked for a supervisor. He didn't have any knowledge of "E-Web Print" and told me it was spam. He said he could find nothing on the Epson website referencing it. This blew my mind because it was downloaded via my internet connection and labeled an update with the Epson name on it. He said Epson doesn't use automatic updates; I must go to their website for updates.
Here is a link I found about this Epson utility. It doesn't sound like it's a security threat, but it was presented as an update and seems deceptive. http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Epson-E-Web-Print-6
And what can you tell me about "E-Web Print"? It seems like a useful screen capture I've been looking for. It also seems to be a utility Seiko Epson once supported. If it passes muster here, I'm thinking about uninstalling the utility and reinstalling it from the above link. I'd sure appreciate your take on this.
11-07-2013 08:24 AM
Is it OK to install NIS 2014 and THEN remove McAfee? I have seen suggestions that you should remove McAfee BEFORE installing NIS, but I dont want to be without protection for even five minutes.
11-07-2013 07:31 AM
I am having to reload my Desktop W7 OS to get rid of a few issues. I have just renewed my Norton 360 AV Software Licence. Please could you tell me what Norton's policy is on re- installing the AV Software back onto the same PC?
Thanks and Best wishes.
11-06-2013 07:27 PM
Internet Explorer 10 often stops working when Firewall is on but not when it is off. A window says "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."
I am using Windows 7 and Norton Internet Security Version: 126.96.36.199.
11-06-2013 02:01 PM
I did a search here about the browser hijacker, "Search by conduit." Before posting a message to the board. It seems it's back. I was surprised that NIS let it get passed. Even a full deep scan didn't turn it up. Had to use malware bytes to get rid of it. I think the norton techs missed one.
11-06-2013 01:57 PM
My computer I believe is infected and it used to be where Norton wouldn't open Full System Scans, History, Quarantine and a few other tabs in NIS. It has gotten to the point where Norton itself won't even open when I try clicking on it. When I was able to run security scans I would run a Full System Scan pretty frequently, about every day to every other day. Other things away from Norton on my Computer are starting to act strange as well. I'm worried that my computer has some sort of virus that has disabled Norton on my computer and I want to get it fixed before it gets worse. Any and all help would be appreciated, thank you.
11-06-2013 01:27 PM - edited 11-06-2013 02:24 PM
There is another thread here for 64 bit Win 7, I think, but I did not want to hijack that any more.
I tried some settings and my system no longer hung. The hung resulted in No KB or Mouse action that would fix the issue. So, I tried various settings and the HANG went away. The only thing I could do to resolve this hang was a RESET. Now I know what IS causing this.
I had turned off SCANS and all was OK again for several days.
Now, I tried a manual FULL Scan and after about 600,000 + items scanned it locks the system up again!
It seems like NIS is finding that there is a file that is too large to scan (i doubt it) or is locked somehow!
SO, is there a way I can try a scan from perhaps SAFE Mode? Will Power Eraser help? The system IS running OK EXCEPT when Norton does a full scan, which I have disabled for now!
11-06-2013 10:06 AM
Strangely, I noticed that there were 2 Large Back-To-Back Virus Definition X64 Updates This Morning, one completed manually at 7:56 AM for 136.96 MB, and the second completed automaticlly at 11:31 AM, for 137.22MB.
Why were there these 2 Large Back-To-Back Virus Definition X64 Updates This Morning, both appearing to be the full definition set? Does this mean that my NAV is somehow corrupted, and the only way Virus Definition X64 Updates will happen going forward will be the full definition set @ 130+ MB/set?
11-06-2013 03:09 AM
Recently I ran a virus scan on my removable drive and my NIS 2013 running on Windows 8.1 64 bits detected these two viruses and resolved the threats fro me.
Thanks to NIS 213, my removable drive is now free from viruses.
However, NIS calssified the threat level of these two viruses as high. So I'm to find out what are these two viruses, how it infect my and other people PC and what kind of damages can they do?
Finally, is that any useful tips for me to prevent any futue infection to my removable drive? his is because I'm a universuty student so it's unavoidable for me to use my removable drive on a public PC and share it with m friends,
11-05-2013 10:30 PM
Your problems with Windows 8.1, may have nothing to do with Norton. Have a look at this post as well.....
11-05-2013 06:56 PM
ok guys. Just had to reinstall windows on pc and after deleteing all the crapware and reinstlalling all my software I loaded norton. At first everything was fin e but than two icons appeared in system tray. both icon function. After a lenghty chat with a norton tech they said just run updated. Well it work for awhile but came right back.
I could hide one in the tray but which one. is there a permanent fix or what. TIA
p.s. why couldn't the stick with the old one, it worked!
11-05-2013 11:40 AM
After I installed Win 8.1, my MS Outlook 2010 is no longer showing the Norton icon tab. Are my e-mails being checked by NIS? What do I need to do to bring the tab/icon back?
Thanks in advance.
11-05-2013 10:40 AM
Random crashes of Windows XP/SP3 occurred on my HP m7570n computer soon after I downloaded the NIS update. Since XP was set to restart automatically after crashes, continuing normally there after, I had no idea why the crashes occurred. Then, as advised by Windows experts, I set XP not to restart but to show the BSOD and save memory minidumps. The BSODs and minidumps were subsequently reviewed by windows experts and they told me that NIS driver files (BHDrvx86.sys and SYMEFA.sys) are the likely culprits. I was trying to get Norton expert comments, but there seems to be no way to reach any such experts without having to pay US$ 99.99 for that service in advance. I don't believe I should pay for getting advice on fixing a Norton/Symantec issue. Thus, I am asking the community for help on what to do now. Does anyone know if Norton has a fix for that? How to get it? How to download, upgrade, install and run such fix? Failing that, I am afraid I have no choice but to uninstall NIS all together, which I am not yet willing to do at the present time.
I would be thankful for any advice
P.S.. If anyone desires, I can provide additional information about my system and the crashes.
(I just hope I can get this post out before the next crash........)
11-05-2013 07:44 AM
Whenever I try to log-in to one site, I keep getting the security warning saying it is an unsigned application (I tried a snapshot using snipping tool but it isn't accepted here). I have to check the block "accept the risk" before it will continue. It is in my vault and in the allowed list under Internet Options - Privacy.
Any ideas why I keep getting this and anything I can do to eliminate it?
11-04-2013 07:35 PM
I have all the Norton Anti Virus features on! I think someone hacked into my computer and put a worm virus in it that Norton Anti Virus cannot detect! Everytime I try to download software or watch movies on Youtube that's over an hour long the computer reboots! I spoke to live chat about this problem before it escalated to Youtube videos and the virus for gone for about a week but now it's back!