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Kudos0

Disable NIS/NAV When Installing Applications?

Long ago I got into the habit of disabling my anti-malware software when installing applications and even for Windows Update. I continued this practice when I switched to NIS several years ago.

That was then, this is now. Is it still a good idea to temporarily disable the anti-virus component of NIS when installing software? Particularly when NIS checks out the installer I downloaded and says 'this installer is safe'?

The original reason for disabling anti-malware products was that some of the actions taken by the installer could be misinterpreted as malicious, therefore you wouldn't want your anti-malware product to 'interfere' with the install.

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Kudos0

Re: Disable NIS/NAV When Installing Applications?


Bulldoggy wrote:

Long ago I got into the habit of disabling my anti-malware software when installing applications and even for Windows Update. I continued this practice when I switched to NIS several years ago.

That was then, this is now. Is it still a good idea to temporarily disable the anti-virus component of NIS when installing software? Particularly when NIS checks out the installer I downloaded and says 'this installer is safe'?

The original reason for disabling anti-malware products was that some of the actions taken by the installer could be misinterpreted as malicious, therefore you wouldn't want your anti-malware product to 'interfere' with the install.


Hi,
OK, I'm lazy. I don't disable anything until necessary. Necessary is defined as the download/installed because of the security software. Failures for other reasons also happen. The security software stays active.

How you do it is your choice. I don't recommend disabiling security software unless necessary. This is me and not some 'official' word from on high.

Stay well and surf safe

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: Disable NIS/NAV When Installing Applications?


Bulldoggy wrote:

Long ago I got into the habit of disabling my anti-malware software when installing applications and even for Windows Update. I continued this practice when I switched to NIS several years ago.


I also remember those days as well - but I have followed dickevans lead and don't disable my my AV unless a prgoram willnot inistall any other way and then I think really, really hard if I really need that program that forces me to disable my AV in order to install!

Of course I will use dickevans disclaimer:
 
Kudos0

Re: Disable NIS/NAV When Installing Applications?

Hi Yank,

I only disable NIS antivirus Auto-protect when I perform a clean install of my Nvidia drivers.

Even if it's not needed, it's a good practice so after installation and one or two reboots, NIS gets it's brain in order with the new graphic drivers.

Best regards,

Kudos0

Re: Disable NIS/NAV When Installing Applications?


Apostolos wrote:

Hi Yank,

I only disable NIS antivirus Auto-protect when I perform a clean install of my Nvidia drivers.

Even if it's not needed, it's a good practice so after installation and one or two reboots, NIS gets it's brain in order with the new graphic drivers.

Best regards,


I was not thinking about drivers, good point I may need to re-consider!

Kudos0

Re: Disable NIS/NAV When Installing Applications?

Hi Yank,

This is what I always do and never had issues with my graphic drivers and TDR issues, included IE.

Best regards,

Kudos0

Re: Disable NIS/NAV When Installing Applications?

I only disable NIS when installing new hardware drivers. Anything else including window updates. It stays on.

Kudos0

Re: Disable NIS/NAV When Installing Applications?

I can't remember ever disabling Norton to install ANY program, not even graphics drivers. I prefer to stay protected frankly, and as mentioned any program that requires me to disable protection, I'd also be thinking, do I need it ?....

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Disable NIS/NAV When Installing Applications?

<quote>"any program that requires me to disable protection, I'd also be thinking, do I need it ?"</quote>

 

I think you'll find that many legitimate and reputable applications advise to disable anti-malware software during the install.

 

I see there is no consensus here, which is what I figured I would see. It may be that, while some anti-malware software will interfere with an install, NIS and NAV will not. If NIS tells me 'your installer is safe' one could think that NIS will give it a pass. But not necessarily.

 

For now I'm going to continue to disable the anti-virus component (but not the firewall) of NIS during application installs and Windows Update. I suppose I should disconnect from the internet while doing this, but sometimes installers need to download files; and in any case, I have my router and the NIS firewall to protect me against bad guys accessing my computer during the short time that my anti-virus protection is off.

Kudos0

Re: Disable NIS/NAV When Installing Applications?

Hi Bulldoggy,

Just want ot make sure youunderstand what I said - >"any program that requires me to disable protection, I'd also be thinking, do I need it ?"  I'm not talking about an installation that suggests you turn off your AV to install - I'm talking about an install that will not function with the AV turned on.

Just wanted to make sure I weas clear on my thoughts.

Kudos0

Re: Disable NIS/NAV When Installing Applications?

Well, fwiw, I don't recall any problems with any program I've downloaded keeping everything intact in Norton, as far as protection is concerned. Each to his own, I guess !

Windows 10 Home X 64

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