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Is NumLocker Safe? And why didn't Norton tell me?

I wanted some freeware that would cause the Num Lock key to stay on (I'm constantly hitting it by accident). I found NumLocker and installed it, expecting Norton to tell me it was safe, or to stop the install if it wasn't. But nothing happened? So ...

1) Is it safe?

2) Why didn't Norton analyze it when the .exe file was downloaded?

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Is NumLocker Safe? And why didn't Norton tell me?

Check Norton History for this event.
from Norton history > More Options > Copy to Clipboard > paste here.

Run Norton LiveUpdate until no updates. 
Check Norton Settings are at Default and Restart (not Shut down) machine. 

Did you download from https: //numlocker. jaleco. com/

Is this your sample.
File: numlocker_3507967790.exe
File size: 2.21 MB (2,322,336 bytes)
MD5 checksum: D3A1EFA54DA2FE0EEF0A6EDF6A24768A
SHA1 checksum: DEDAFE88EA2D3F290453D14503AD8D991C671854
SHA256 checksum: A6CC2A5E88B972A7C54912E8901CF63B7003ED38D7A0512ADDE75A4F3EB5C8A0

FWIW ~ VT 13/66

2) Why didn't Norton analyze it when the .exe file was downloaded?

Norton Download Insight may/may not report sample reputation.
On-demand scan analyzes sample. 
Auto-Protect on file launch, analyzes sample.   

Edit: the sample I downloaded from https: //numlocker. jaleco. com/ appears to be NumLocker Downloader.  

Kudos0

Re: Is NumLocker Safe? And why didn't Norton tell me?

File: NumLocker_v1.0.exe
File size: 468 KB (478,840 bytes)
MD5 checksum: DF231F00EC8C095667587549C429DCA4
SHA1 checksum: F845D3EC0D53B30708FE9494D1C299D125D14E17
SHA256 checksum: 07ADBC92AF723AAB6F26DDD7593913FFFB3D91AF136DE662DF6F4483BC568546

FWIW ~ VT 0/67

2) Why didn't Norton analyze it when the .exe file was downloaded?

did you on-demand scan first download
did you launch first download


FITDownloader = interesting wrapper 

Kudos0

Re: Is NumLocker Safe? And why didn't Norton tell me?

Kudos0

Re: Is NumLocker Safe? And why didn't Norton tell me?

Thanks, bjm! I've learned a few things today!

I downloaded NumLocker from www . softpedia.com. NumLocker_v1.0(dot)exe is 478,840 and was modified on 2008-08-23. The size of the file is exactly the same as the one you mention, which would suggest it's unaltered and safe.

I didn't know I could initiate a custom scan. Thanks! I've just done this, and the file appears safe.

This is the history of the event (apparently Norton was doing its job!):

Filename: numlocker_v1.0.exe
Full Path: c:\users\simon\appdata\local\temp\7zo32a.tmp\numlocker_v1.0.exe

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Developers 
Not Available

Version 
Not Available

Identified 
7/20/2018 at 4:56:21 PM

Last Used 
Not Available

Startup Item 
No


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Many Users
Thousands of users in the Norton Community have used this file.

Mature
This file was released 8 years 9 months ago.

Good
Norton has given this file a good rating.


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File Thumbprint - SHA:
07adbc92af723aab6f26ddd7593913fffb3d91af136de662df6f4483bc568546
File Thumbprint - MD5:
df231f00ec8c095667587549c429dca4
 

Kudos0

Re: Is NumLocker Safe? And why didn't Norton tell me?

FWIW ~ YMMV

Kudos0

Re: Is NumLocker Safe? And why didn't Norton tell me?

Thanks again. Appears to be functioning alright.

Kudos0

Re: Is NumLocker Safe? And why didn't Norton tell me?

....the softpedia download is zip'd --- Extract and scan + second opinion scan.  

SoapBox
scrutinize beyond Norton whatever you ask to your machine

file you pulled from softpedia feels simpler than file I pulled from numlocker.jaleco.com/

FWIW ~ YMMV

Regards w Respect

Kudos0

Re: Is NumLocker Safe? And why didn't Norton tell me?

Thanks for the SoapBox -- agreed. Not sure why the file was simpler. Maybe I have the improved version, LOL!

Kudos0

Re: Is NumLocker Safe? And why didn't Norton tell me?

the NumLocker file pulled from numlocker.jaleco.com/ came in malware wrapper. 

numlocker.jaleco.com/ looked like developer site so, I presumed would be safer.  

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