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I try to run Nortons security centre as demanded as "one item is affecting your status" 2 hours later the computer has completely ground to a halt and the only option is to reboot. Paul

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Can you remove nortons in the add remove program? Then try to install. Also in the search windows type in nortons and delete what comes up, Also synmantic (I think this is how it is spelled) and remove any thing that pops up. Norton is OK but for the money there are better..

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I have Norton Antivirus 2008. I have just purchased the same package again, just in case there was a problem with the first one. Norton's keeps saying that my advance firewall is not on and that the...


This might not be the solution but it might be

try and make sure that nortons firewall is up and running and make sure that the windows firewall is allowing nortons antivirus through goto windows firewall and look to allow nortons through if it is not in the list put it in there

and make sure nortons firewall is allowing widows firewall

and make sure you have auto protect on plz let me know if this helps out

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nortons should ask you to renew ,if not go to your nortons status/ subscription you should have a link to follow.
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