I have one client that still needs the occasional file done up via .psd file and I use other editors all the time. When I went to save a copy of that file I got an odd something missing error message, and then the best I could get out of the old software was 'program error encountered'. But I had another .psd file that I could modify and save. Made no sense. I then decided - must be #$@# windows updates security whatever and rebuilt an old windows 7 computer. But caused a lot of problems between the two having to pass graphics back and forth etc etc etc.
Finally I decided to go to the company supplying the templates and download the set again.
When I went to edit the file - just type in 'test' and save a copy - error - could not save file such_and_such is missing. What? I am in the file? Then for the first time after doing all this work, norton 360 gives me an 'adobe is trying to do a dangerous write' or something along those lines. I pressed the ask for more details, and I was allowed to exclude this action.
Now after hours of mucking around it all works again.
First time Norton 360 never gave me the error message. This time, it did, and I was able to exclude the action. So if you get an odd save error message out of old software, be sure to look at the details and then exclude that action from Norton's eyes.
The really annoying thing is the product is so dumbed down and I have so little control over looking at how it works that I can't even go back through what the software is doing and see what I excluded or why so if this software updates itself, or I have to rebuild the computer, I might have to jump through that hoop a few times again to figure out what was the action I excluded.
so I have been through all the options in 'device security', where do i find the action I just excluded from whatever monitor is running?
A few other rants I will put out there for so I put my anger/irritation where it belongs:
also the Norton VPN crashes various websites. I have to turn it off half the time to be able to do things on the internet - its a pain in the ass so I leave it off. There are other vpns, or just using the tor browser is less of a hassle if I am really worried about it.
another thing is charging for anything and everything to maximize profits while warning us about problems you are not going to fix.
anti-tracking - I can just go delete cookies all the time. In fact, what a better solution is to see all the tracking cookies I have, and create a dos .bat file and have it delete those cookies. boom. problem solved money saved.
utilities - there are problems with some machines that the utilities, and deleting a 1G byte of stuff will not solve. And when I have a 1T ssd I process off of, well, 1 Gbyte is not much to care about.
The product protects well, so far no virii have gotten through. Can't say that about other products, but it is sold at a premium price and so anti-track should be part of it.
Also I am now wondering if norton is jamming up the USB drivers on this machine because even on USB 3.0 the thing's read/write speed is 1/10th that of my old windows 7 machine.