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Hi ,actually i didnot have anti virus software in my system before but recently i have taken the broadband connection and tried to update the norton antivirus but it is not installing could you suggest what to do and what is the problem ?

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Try reinstalling the Nortan software.

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I can't update my anti virus


Most anti-virus programs will auto-update once a day, or week, or some other period of time. However, if it's a manual update, then there are a few pages you could go to:
Norton Anti-Virus: http://updatecenter.norton.com//ManualUpdate?NUCSID=81&NUCVER=2&NUCLANG=zh_tw
CA: http://www.ca.com/us/support/gsa/Virus-Info/Virus-Signature-Updates.aspx
Avast!: (right-click on the Avast! icon in the bottom right corner of your screen, you might need to expand the system tray by clicking the triangle, highlight update, and update both options.)
AVG: (Same as Avast!)
As I said before, most anti-virus programs will auto-update.
I hope this helps!

Apr 13, 2011 | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT...

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How Norton Antivirus Works


Norton has traditional virus detection method like Signature base and Heuristics base detection, with anti-virus, anti-rootkit, anti-malware, anti-spyware etc. Symantec upgrade and releases new and more improved features with its every release. Signature based detection includes searching for knowing structure within executable code, however your computer can be infected with most new virus which signature is not known. In that case heuristics method can be use it can identify new viruses by variation of such code, in files. Malwares are very difficult to detect even for the most new anti-virus software. If you are using Norton Antivirus, you should update its data-base and virus definition every day, so that when you scan your computer, it can detect all possible threats. Some new features like SONAR, it examines the behaviour of applications to decide whether they are malicious. Various things are checked such as if the program create a desktop shortcut or create add/remove programs entry before determining the program is malicious.

Norton insight is a program that comes with the Norton 360. It improves the speed and quality of computer scan. It identifies well known files of client machine and excludes them from constant monitoring and scanning. It only scans unknown and unsecured files. Skipping the already known files helps the scan more impact.

Norton 360 introduced a very effective tool - Norton Power Eraser, it removes threats which standard anti-virus may miss. It cleans up system where malware prevents anti-virus installation. Apart from these, the key technologies of Norton anti-virus software are anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, and pulse-update - provides up-to-the-minute updates that protect against the latest threats without slowing down your computer, firewall software - that can use for mapping and monitoring network.

on Mar 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How Norton Anti-virus software work


<p>First you have to install any one anti-virus software and make it ready with online update, and then scan your computer with that anti-virus software. Reliable anti-virus software features a scanner equipped with the technology required to detect and eradicate viruses, worms and other members of the malware family.<br /> <p> <br> <p>Viruses have many strategies to infect your computer, like avoiding detection from protection software. To prevent these virus strategies and protect your computer anti-virus software also has some methods, like Norton anti-virus use Signature base and Heuristics-base detection. Signature based detection includes searching for knowing structure within executable code, however your computer can be infected with most new virus which signature is not known. In that case heuristics method can be used. It can identify new viruses by variation of such code, in files.<br> <p> <br> <p>Norton anti-virus has many other features, which it upgrades from version to version, like Sonar protection. SONAR examines the behaviour of applications to decide whether they are malicious. Various things are checked such as if the program create a desktop shortcut or create add/remove programs entry before determining the program is malicious. Another feature is Norton insight. It is a program that comes with the Norton 360. It improves the speed and quality of computer scan. It identifies well known files of client machine and excludes them from constant monitoring and scanning. It only scans unknown and unsecured files. Skipping the already known files helps the scan more impact. Symantec antivirus can interaction with rogue software, actually these type of software are nothing but a misleading program, it always rebranded and cloned of its previous version.<br> <p> <br> <p>Many other anti-viruses have features like anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spyware which is used to detect and remove viruses from your computer, whenever you scan your pc with this anti-virus software.

on Mar 13, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Update not downloading


hi, this is common problem with norton. It must be showing live update failed. There is nothing wrong with norton ( u must have registered on the norton site). This problem is caused due to internet connectivity, you should have broadband connection, in order to download updates. The only cause is poor internet connectivity as updates are big in size to be downloaded, they need fast internet connection (especially in case of norton).

Or you can take it to the shop from here you have purchased norton, they will update in less than half an hour with a legitimate charge.

Try it!!!!!

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Different types of Anti-virus software


<p>There are many different types companies, who create different anti-virus software. One of the most popular companies is Symantec Corporation. Symantec has its own products like Symantec Anti-virus, Symantec internet security, Symantec also have another anti-virus products called Norton. Symantec launched various versions of its products and till now, the latest version of Symantec Corporation is Norton Internet Security 2011. It's about 25 years before Norton antivirus came on the market. The name of the first Norton anti-virus was Norton Commander, released in the year 1986, served as a standard interface for DOS. This version of Norton was invented to protect DOS from malicious programs. Norton anti-virus can be listed as an oldest anti-virus program. The initial version of Norton commander was called vdos with a slandered interface for dos, for initial virus protection.<br /> <p> <br> <p>Compared to other anti-virus software, Norton provides in-built firewall software, e-mail scanner, anti-rootkit, and anti-spyware, anti-virus. Some newer options released like Sonar protection, file insight, threat insight, insight network etc. It is fast and compatible with vista like operating systems.<br> <p> <br> <p>Other popular companies are McAfee, which provides anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall software like features and PC utilities, like QuickClean tool, defragmenter and file shredder, which lets you permanently delete sensitive files in a manner that they can't be recovered. Protection software is Kaspersky; it also provides anti-spyware, anti-virus and firewall software. One very unique feature of Kaspersky is the virtual keyboard; this small application lets you input sensitive information like credit card number, password in online without worrying about keyloggers or hackers.<br> <p> <br> <p>Many other anti-virus software have been uses, like ESENT Webrot, NOD32, QuickHeal, AVG, AVAST anti-virus etc. you can also download free versions of anti-virus from online. Whichever anti-virus you're using make sure one thing that you have to update it regularly to protect your computer.

on Mar 13, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Can't update or even find eTrust EZ Anti Virus on my computer


I was using SBC Global while in California. I moved to Oregon and am currently using Comcast. The problem was that my anti virus was part of my SBC Global package. I was able to contact SBC Global where they informed me that they use Symantac which uses Norton anti virus. I was able to contact and download Norton uninstall tool to uninstall the anti virus. I also uninstalled the SBC Global software (AT&T Yahoo) and that enabled me to install new anti virus software.

Apr 09, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Network connection prompt error 6: handle is invalid


Hi glamredhel, Norton has removed the virus or Trojan & if you have windows system restore turned on the virus or Trojan will return once the system has re-booted. Open windows device manager & shut off system restore. Re-boot your system & re-scan your system with Norton. In your case Norton did not give you instructions on how to remove the virus. (Norton did that for you).
Once completed check windows update service for a possible update for your LAN. Asus does not have a separate LAN driver listed on Asus web site. The LAN driver is part of the chipset drivers. Remove your modem from the system & any software you installed with it. (If any). Restart your system. (If the system seems fine-good. Shut down the system & re-install your modem & any software. When completed do another windows restart. See if the modem functions (If your modem is either a cable or DSL reset it.
Shut down the system.
Located on the back of the cable modem or DSL modem you will find a tiny re-set button. Unplug the power cord from the modem. Take a pen & press the reset button for 10 seconds. Re-connect the power cord & boot the system. Check for internet connection.

The above are just a few item you should try.
Good luck glamredhel!
Post your findings.
Mike

Mar 23, 2009 | ASUS M2N-MX Motherboard

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My Norton anti virus has stopped working and will not activate


Bro, my suggestion is, you uninstall you Norton Anti-virus including the Symantec folder installation then install one that is free but can still perform as good as Norton. I am not saying NOrton Anti-Virus is a bad program but, it is systemic and slows down your computer a bit. Norton is a great product everybody kows that !!!! What i can share with you is that, try downloading AVG free or AVAST home edition for which, if you are connected to your net, they regularly send updates to your computer as long as you are registered and your key is up to date. If your Norton Anti-virus is notactivating, it only means one thing, it's not updated.


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