Kudos0

Poll: Manual Scanning

If symantec took away the Option for you to Run Manual Scans, would you continue to use symantec's Norton Product?  What are your reasons for this?
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Kudos0

Re: Poll: Manual Scanning

If symantec took away the Option for you to Run Manual Scans, would you continue to use symantec's Norton Product?  What are your reasons for this?
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Kudos0

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Interesting...Is this a trick question.....Is NIS2010 come without Manual Scan...Better not.

I constantly use manual scan for USB drives and external HDD.  Even though, I have scanning schedule to run, I certainly will use it very often.

Unless, Symantec comes out with a OUT OF THIS WORLD new scanning machine, I will consider changing my AV partner.

Thank  you

Kudos0

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I would. I'm just a regular guy and all this freaks me out. The less control I have, the less dilema I have about trying to look for things that are not there. I wouldn't mind it if they took the logs away, or at least make it so you could "lock" access to them.
Kudos0

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I definately won't. I use manual scan to play with some malware
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Kudos0

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Anyone else have views on this?
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Kudos0

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I would vote to keep the manual scanning. I run the Quick scan when signing on the computer all the time, and at least 2 full scans during the week. I guess you can call me a "security nut", but better safe than sorry. There is just to many people out there that want your personal information from your computer so they can steal your identity. If Norton stopped manual scanning it would be hard to change to another security software after being with Norton for about 8 years, but I probably would look around and change. 
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Kudos0

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I would be an ex-Norton user if manual scan were to be removed.
Kudos0

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I voted to keep the maunal scan. I only run a scan once every other week. I have never been infected in well over 5 years plus I browse under a Sandbox when needed. BTW NIS 2009 does a full idle scan on its own which is the same as a full manual scan.
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Kudos0

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Definitely for manual scanning option.  But who thinks it wouldn't be there?

mijN360 2013, v.20.1.0.24; Win7 Pro, SP1 (32 bit), IE 9, Firefox 14, No other active securityware
Kudos0

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I wouldn't care that much, I like to do on demand scans of files, which I did to a double archive with ~1100 viruses today, and crashed my system and sabotaged Norton, which showed that auto-protect, email scanning, phishing protection, and live update were off. I had to reinstall with the help of a technician.

Oh yeah, and no one has replyed to my thread about ~1100 viruses. 

I learned my lesson. NEVER do a stress test on Norton. I found that it can be very instable if provoked. Once my power went out when installing Norton and Intrusion Prevention was shown as off for a couple months under 2.4.0.4 came out...finally. 

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Kudos0

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You never need manual scans, unless your a control freak. Norton detects and disinfects threats when they are initiated, preventing the need for scans.
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Kudos0

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YES,to keeping it as It still allows for your own input into keeping your computer secure.It might not make much of a difference in the overall security but it allows me to scan when I want i.e. straight after I jump off from here.

Good queston Red.would I change products because of it being removed??? I would have to weigh up the other products vs what's left on Norton,I would have to see what would happen after the initial disappointment.

Cheers Mo Windows 7 64 bit, NIS2013
Kudos0

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Great discussion, I like where this is going. To add some more perspective, here's a very helpful post on the layered protection and the scanning in NIS 2009. Enjoy!
Tony Weiss | Norton Forums Global Community Manager | Symantec Corporation
Kudos0

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Interesting article there, with good points made.

 However,

-I would prefer to scan for example a USB thumb drive to giv it the all clear, rather than have a virus pop-up (and be subsequently removed) halfway through when I try to run a program/open a file.

-I still think having on demand and scheduled scans are useful, in case auto-protect/SONAR fail to pick up a new malware variant if it executes

Kudos0

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Besides that. There are a lot of malware NIS detects but can't do anything about. I think it is easier to find them after a manual scan.
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Kudos0

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I think having the manual scanning restarting at the last point where it is stopped will be an advantage.

Or automatically scan when a USB or External Disk is inserted.  That will be real cool....Don't you think so

Kudos0

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I think having the manual scanning restarting at the last point where it is stopped will be an advantage.

Or automatically scan when a USB or External Disk is inserted.  That will be real cool....Don't you think so


No.  And no.

Computers are not static.  Even during a scan, there are modifications to file structures as the computer responds to ever occurring events.  Starting a scan from the last point where it stopped will almost certainly cause the scan to miss files in the first section that have since been modified.  It will create a fall sense of safety.

As for automatically scanning an inserted USB or Disk, I wouldn't mind if I got a popup option to do so, but I certainly wouldn't want this happening without my approval.  You would be talking, I assume, about boot sector checking or autoplay checking, since there is no other concerns that aren't already covered by the AV detection?

mijN360 2013, v.20.1.0.24; Win7 Pro, SP1 (32 bit), IE 9, Firefox 14, No other active securityware
Kudos0

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If symantec took this away, I would change company or stick with the Norton that has that.

This is because other Features, including Auto-Protect have missed Internet Threats on my computer and the only way they were caught was with a Manual Quick/Full System Scan.

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Kudos0

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Would just like to bring this to the Attention of Users who are un-aware of this Thread; feel free to Post.  :)
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Kudos0

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I think a manual scan has to be in a security/av software. I think if you get a threat it's best to scan the whole computer. Then too when the autoprotect has got it.... There are always smarter and smarter viruses...... In my oppinion auto protect is not enough....

If we speak N360, maybe it could be, but then there should be a FORCED FULL SCAN every week (minimum 1, but more). By NIS, no way to delete this function.

If symantec would delete this option, i think i would stay with the program I use now, and buy only subscription for it.....

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Kudos0

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Yes, I would leave norton if manual options are removed.  I did it once before in 06 nav. Went to Kaspersky for a year or so.

I agree that theres not really a need for manual (or any) scans if realtime protection is on.  But we dont all use it in the same way... sure NAV/NIS is going to be designed for the most populace base of consumers... but adding a tiny bit more control will greatly increase the potential subscribers.

Sometimes, I'm on closed networks and need every resource I can get my hands on.  Sometimes I'm not. Lets face it, if your system isnt the absolute top-of-the-line,norton will use system resources. It will be slightly noticible. Sometimes I'm absolutely trusting the media and connections I'm on.  Most of the time, I'm not. I had this conversation a few years back and my reply was something about going into a bunker with secure networks and needing to scan every peice of outside media where we used a private civilian LAN.He says...yea, but how many people are ever in that situation? Answer:  about half a million.

Kudos0

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lightertack wrote:

Yes, I would leave norton if manual options are removed.  I did it once before in 06 nav. Went to Kaspersky for a year or so.

I agree that theres not really a need for manual (or any) scans if realtime protection is on.  But we dont all use it in the same way... sure NAV/NIS is going to be designed for the most populace base of consumers... but adding a tiny bit more control will greatly increase the potential subscribers.

Sometimes, I'm on closed networks and need every resource I can get my hands on.  Sometimes I'm not. Lets face it, if your system isnt the absolute top-of-the-line,norton will use system resources. It will be slightly noticible. Sometimes I'm absolutely trusting the media and connections I'm on.  Most of the time, I'm not. I had this conversation a few years back and my reply was something about going into a bunker with secure networks and needing to scan every peice of outside media where we used a private civilian LAN.He says...yea, but how many people are ever in that situation? Answer:  about half a million.


Well on my p4 Norton 360 was mericfully light and now I have NIS09 and its like not there. 

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Kudos0

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Would like to bring this to the Attention of New Users or those who have not yet Viewed their Views but have meant to.  Anyone: Feel free to Post.  :)
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Kudos0

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I think I mis-read the original question. I for one would like to keep the option to do  a manual scan. Sometimes if I get a bad vibe about something, I like to do a quick scan.

I run a full system scan daily. Reading the posts here and the link to the other post, it seems that there is really no need to do it daily, but if it doesn't cause a problem, then why not. I have it set to run at night when I'm asleep

Kudos0

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Why on Earth do you run a full system scan daily? That's absurd and paranoia city. You do not need to do that. With NIS 2009 its all automatic. Full scan runs about every 7-10 days.
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Kudos0

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I have 2 locks on my front door as well. Doesn't hurt, so why not?
Kudos0

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NY1986 wrote:
I have 2 locks on my front door as well. Doesn't hurt, so why not?
It is up to you if you want to do Full System Scans Daily or not; if it makes you feel better, then feel free to do it.  We only can suggest things for the User to do.  Also, if you are asleep, you are not using your computer, so it will not hurt.  What I would strongly suggest would be to Dis-connect from the Internet before doing to bed so that, if Norton AntiVirus 2008 finds anything and Removes it, you do not get re-infected.
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Kudos0

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...I have 2 locks on my front door as well. Doesn't hurt, so why not?


It's hard to believe that someone who wouldn't let one lock stop him would let two.  Probably just use a sledge hammer to break through the wood.)

Message Edited by mijcar on 10-31-2008 05:16 PM
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Kudos0

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Guess I would say good bye norton and hello Nod32, because I like to scan my system when I get spooked, like today. when norton gave me this cryptic live update notice and scared the hell out of me. Mind you thats not hard to do anymore, now days. I have too much stress in my life right now. Please don't take my manual scan away, please!!Message Edited by jarrycanada on 10-31-2008 06:04 PM
Kudos0

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What did the LiveUpdate say?

As for me, I wouldn't care that much if the feature was removed. However, if they removed the on-demand scanning feature, how would Norton paticipate in all the major antivirus tests, which test detection of on-demand scanning? 

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Kudos0

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NY1986................you are paranoid way beyond control. If somebody is going to break into your house there are goanna do it. Two locks and a gate will not stop anyone who really wants to get in. People put car alarms on there cars and guess what...........There  car gets stolen anyways. People have antivirus on there pc's and guess what...........They still get infected. Life is meant to be lived not feared. Hell why even turn your pc on then. So what if you get infected. Reformat and your back to normal.
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Kudos0

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You cannot enjoy life living behind a glass shield.
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Kudos0

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Depends on who's there with me and what we're doing.

Oh, and can we sell tickets?

Message Edited by mijcar on 10-31-2008 08:22 PM
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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Poll: Manual Scanning


Dieselman743 wrote:
So what if you get infected. Reformat and your back to normal.

So, really, you are telling people to un-install their Anti-Virus Software because you can always re-format; what happens if some people do not want to re-format their computer, huh? 

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Kudos0

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That was hypothetical. Its not the end of the world if and when you get infected. Back up your critical files and format "C".
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Kudos0

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I live in Texas, so If someone trys to get in our car or house, the two locks or the car alarm allows us time to get out shotguns and rifles , so yes there is value to the two locks/and car alarm.
Kudos0

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Diesel, I undertsand what you are saying. especially for me, just a regular dude. If my machine ghets infected, there isn't much they can take. If they steal my bank password, I guess they'd leave a trail if they transfered money out of my account. Then I could sue the bank for not maintaining security. As far as my id, I'm sure it has already been stolen. Heck, any of us who went to university in the last 20 years have our ID's housed on systems that are probably faulty. So yes your are right to some extent. Guess its just the audacity that people have to be #@%^ and mess things up for the rest of us. (I'm not referring to you but the "bad guys" out there)
Kudos0

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NY1986 wrote:
I live in Texas, so If someone trys to get in our car or house, the two locks or the car alarm allows us time to get out shotguns and rifles , so yes there is value to the two locks/and car alarm.

What has "shotguns" and "rifles" got to do with Internet Security, or, indeed, this Thread? 

Please can we keep it to the Thread Subject, which is: "Poll: Manual Scanning"; thanks!

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Kudos0

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I vote to keep it. :)

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