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Kudos0

Norton 2010 and files that are not a virus but norton wants to delete

Hi

I have some applications that I know have no viruses. My question is were in the software can

you set a option  not to delete or quarantine a file with a certain file name.  I did find the exclude

feature and used it on my second HD which is my backup drive. It was constantly quarantining

the same files that I had on my C drive. Which I know have no viruses.

To me it seems Norton quarantines a file in some cases only it if has a name like KeyGen.

Thanks

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Norton 2010 and files that are not a virus but norton wants to delete

1. Norton does not detect by name, otherwise there would be no Windows due Malware creators creating Malware that uses files of the same name as the legit Windows version, that includes malware with names like "svchost.exe", "iexplore.exe", "exeplorer.exe"..................

2. Cracks, Keygens and other similar software can have hidden nasties inside

3. Cracks, Keygens etc. are for illegal purposes as their intent is to bypass the serial codes, activations and such or software (Even Windows) so that the user doesn't have to pay for it!!!.  That includes AV software.

So Norton is actually doing it's job in detecting malicious processes say if you start the cracking process.

Quads 

Kudos0

Re: Norton 2010 and files that are not a virus but norton wants to delete

I must say i am very dissapointed in this new attatude of symantic's with their SONAR crap. Not only is it keygens but other tools and programs that network admins use to securer their networks.

I don't believe it is up to Norton to decide if a use of a keygen is illegal or not, Microsoft and even Apple do not do such things.

Norton's job is to remove viruses, trogens and melway, not file simply based on a name.

For the 1st time since version 6 i am actually concidering dumping Norton...

Fred

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