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How to Stop persistent nagging--Antiphishing

Regardless of my clicking 'no thanks' to Norton's constant nagging about adding the anitphishing/safe web to my browsers the popup still appears with annoying regularity. In addition, web browsers will open with the d*mn Norton phishing advertisement, 'we're better...'.

I looked all over and cannot find a setting(s) to stop the behavior.

Is there one?

Mark

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Kudos0

Re: How to Stop persistent nagging--Antiphishing

I hear you. From moments after I fire up my PC, the Norton spam messages parade begins in the bottom right corner of my screen. The latest semi-hysterical warning tells me which major sites have had their user databases plundered--years ago! Then it wants me to enter all my sensitive personal information (bank accounts, etc.) into Norton's database! What if a disgruntled Norton employee someday dumps all their user data into some hacker site?

Because Norton was able to catch malware in years past I have stayed with their security product. But like all the other service providers out there, that isn't enough for Norton. They want me to buy more of their products for more of my devices. They are very aggressive and intrusive in their spamming direct to my desktop, and I am just about at the point of cancelling them completely and staying with Malwarebytes on its own.

Kudos0

Re: How to Stop persistent nagging--Antiphishing

@markg2

Are you using an Ad blocker such as Adblock Plus, or UBlockOrigin ? I use UBlockOrigin.

These will stop most pop ups, plus go to Settings > Administrative Settings and turn off any notifications you don't want/need.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: How to Stop persistent nagging--Antiphishing

I'm using Adblock Plus and Ublock...

I visited settings/admin and only see one possibility--special offers which is off.

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Kudos0

Re: How to Stop persistent nagging--Antiphishing

Hmmm, ok. You may have to fiddle with your browser options to try to minimize these pop ups.

They do seem to be an ongoing problem.

For that, we blame Marketing who have been advised many times of this problem but for reasons known only to them, choose to continue to annoy users.

Windows 10 Home X 64