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THE PHISHING PROTECTION NOTIFICATION COMES UP ON MY SCREEN ABOUT EVERY 15 MINUTES. WHEN I CLICK "FIX", IT DOES NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM PERMANENTLY.

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  • blp7 Dec 08, 2008

    i use Norton 360. About every 15 minutes I receive the message that phishing protection is not in use. When I click the "fix", it does not stay "fixed" permanently. This is about to drive me nuts! All help greatly appreciated.

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If you have Norton toolbar installed, uninstalled the toolbar and then check. However, if it is coming when you are browsing using Internet Explorer or Firefox, then you need to turn on the Phising Filter.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, it would seem that your concern is caused by three programs running in the background. The first is the actual phishing program that is being detected and therefore could be deleted/fixed. However, there is another program running whose function is to re-install a copy of the phishing program from a third program that is dormant and is just the "nursery".

Solutions could be tedious and challenging since it calls for identifying all three. Normal course of action may include (but not be limited to):

  • run a deep/full virus scan both in Normal and in Safe Mode (if your antivirus will allow);
  • download, install and run Ad-Aware or similar malicious file(s) scanner. Again run on both Normal and Safe Mode;
  • delete/clean all your temporary files. better still run Disk Cleanup (Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools);
  • un-check unnecessary files from your "msconfig" (Start, Run, type "msconfig" less the quotes);
  • do this a couple of times both in Normal and Safe Mode if allowable.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

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The phishing filter is a nuisance you may just want to disable.
if you are really getting phished, you have different problems altogether. always check the web address and change passwords often. to disable:

in internet explorer click the tools tab and go down to phishing filter
select phishing filter settings
be careful in here, don't change anything but what you need
the filter settings are at the bottom, select disable or turn off automatic website checking.

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You can just turn it off if it does not stop. Its on Tools then internet options then advanced.

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I believe you;re using IE7, try first to reset the browser settings and restart the computer and then try it again...

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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    Mark Gil Dec 08, 2008

    I would suggest you disable first the Norton for the mean time and lest see if the phishing error will be gone ...

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