08-16-2012 07:38 PM
I recently refreshed my Windows 7 (32-bit) laptop and reinstalled Chrome and Norton 360. I have all of the latest updates for all products. I've noticed that Chrome has been loading pages either very slowly or not at all. However, if you run in "incognito" mode, pages load without issue. Once I disabled the Norton Identity Protection extension, the problems went away.
Now I did not have these issues before, and I have a desktop running Win 7 (64-bit) that does not have these issues.
Installed: Norton 360 v 22.214.171.124 (new tonight with Norton repair and reinstall)
Norton Identity Protection 2012.5.5.11
Google Chrome 21.0.1180.79 m
I've seen other posts regarding this issue on both Norton and Google Chrome message boards. So I'm not sure which side has the issue.
08-17-2012 12:30 PM
I am not a Chrome user, so I do not know what "icognito mode" does, but basic Norton 360 knowledge tells me that in some case where running the Norton Remove and Reinstlall Tool (RnRT) does not correct the problem a more thorough cleanup of the previous install is required. I would suggest you try a clean install of N 360 - as outlined below:
If you use Identity Safe for your Logins, please back it up (export) the data so it can be Restored (Imported) after you install a fresh copy of N 360.
Please remove the copy of N 360 you have installed, using the Control Panel via Programs & Features. Select the second option - remove all my settings. Note this will remove any customized settings you may have (including firewall rules)
Download and run the Norton Remvoal Tool and reboot after it is completed. The NRT can be found here: https://www-secure.symantec.com/norton-support/jsp
Download a fresh copy of you product and install:
www.norton.com/n360s_6 (Standard Edition)
www.norton.com/n360p_6 (Premiere Edition)
Once installation is complete, open N 360 and manually Run LiveUpdate as many times as necessary for it to respond "no more updates found". If a reboot is requested, reboot and then continue to Run LiveUpdate until it responds "no more updates found" and then reboot one last time.
Once totally updated, don't forget to Restore/Import your ID Safe data.
Please keep us posted.
08-18-2012 05:09 AM - edited 08-18-2012 05:12 AM
I am also having a similar issue and I will try to make the explanation make sense.
I am using Chrome 21.0.1180.79 m with Windows 7 32bit Version 6.1 (build 7601 service pack 1), Norton 360 Premier 126.96.36.199.
When loading websites they are not being displayed 100% because the displaying of the tab feezes before fully displaying the webpage 100%. Trying to click on something, enter information into or scrool down the webpages can not be done. Please note, I said "Displaying" the webpage because the webpage has loaded and is functioning behind the frozen tab.
If I switch to a different tab and back to the original tab or if I minimize and maximize crhome, the webpage is displayed correctly. Anything that I have typed in is displayed and if I had tried to scrool down the frozen tab before switching off of and back onto it, the page is scrolled down.
I disabled the Norton Internet Security plugin and I have not had any issues. I am guessing there is a conflict between Chrome and the NIS plugin.
This exact same problem has occurred on another laptop I have. I also just did a clean install on a 3rd computer and the same scenario occurs on that one as well. These other 2 computers are using the same version of windows 7, Norton 360 and chrome.
Bill.. .. .
08-18-2012 08:49 AM
It's not limited to Chrome. I get crashes with IE9 if Identity Protection is enabled.
I only just discovered this since normally I disable the Toolbar and IP and only enable Vulnerability Protection in order to get the SafeWebflags but I was troubleshooting in another thread and I find this goes back a long way ...
08-19-2012 06:11 PM
Norton is working on a fix for the Internet Protection problem and have said that it will come down through LiveUpdate when it is ready.
08-20-2012 08:04 AM
I'm glad there's a fix coming - this had begun to really frustrate me. Some research later and checking with Chrome diagnostics pointed the finger firmly at Norton Identity. Currently I'm running IE9 and Chrome whereas I'd really prefer to just run Chrome.
08-20-2012 06:20 PM
How does disabling the NIP extension in Chrome affect security? Is this a safe thing to do? Thanks.
See this post here, then look at this article on the protection from Phishing and Fraudulent Web Sites that the extension gives.
08-21-2012 06:01 AM
Which is one of the reasons we've all bought NIS and not just a simple anti-virus package. BUT the conflict between Chrome and NIS is a real pain. Symantec need to urgently solve this problem.
Using IE is a workaround, but general IMHO opinion Chrome is better and preferable, so come on Symantec, we need a fix here urgently.