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Virus Popup?

I got this popup the other day while innocently using my web browser. Is this a virus, or is it just the next incarnation of Norton pestering users with add-ons and upsells that they have zero interest in? If this is Norton, it is quite sad that this is the worst "virus" any of my Macs (or PCs) have ever had in over 15 years of usage.

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Kudos0

Re: Virus Popup?

This is a normal caution and not a virus. It is pretty self-explanatory. If you want the web protection features from Norton (not an upsell), hitting ‘fix’ will allow you to add the extension for your browser.
Kudos0

Re: Virus Popup?

I have this sometimes actually, I just pressed "Fix Now" and let Norton extension does its job. 

Kudos0

Re: Virus Popup?

arjunyg If you have a Norton product installed this would be a normal notice that your browsing can be safer by installing the Norton extension for your browser.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.437 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Virus Popup?

I don't want the Norton extension. I don't want to be pestered every time I open a web browser that Norton "needs" to install a tool that effectively does the same thing that my web browser already does with Google's safe browsing lists. The appearance of the Norton toolbar alone is reason enough to ban it from my browser. PLEASE do not act like it is acceptable to ask 3 times for each web browser the user has installed. This is spammy and unacceptable.

Kudos0

Re: Virus Popup?

Unfortunately the only REAL solution is to remove your product. As long as Norton is installed on your system you will continue getting these prompts for the browser extensions. The Norton development team are aware of customer annoyance, there isn't any official word on what is being done to add a manual selection to not be prompted for extensions and to disable other marketing in product popups.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.437 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.93

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