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Old 10-20-2004, 01:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Symantec is worthless! There AntiVirus cant update itself and if I scan my system with any other utility my system shuts down. This happens with Trend, SpyWare Doctor and others. Even if I scan with Symantic my Vaio portable just shuts down. Talking with Symantec in India, they let me know they think it's a Gaobot virus that they need to charge mne to remove...even though I have a subscription policy!
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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that sound just like norton's

I hope that isn't a problem with NAV 2005
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Old 10-20-2004, 03:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Symantec is worthless! There AntiVirus cant update itself and if I scan my system with any other utility my system shuts down. This happens with Trend, SpyWare Doctor and others. Even if I scan with Symantic my Vaio portable just shuts down. Talking with Symantec in India, they let me know they think it's a Gaobot virus that they need to charge mne to remove...even though I have a subscription policy!
It's simple, uninstall symantec and install something that works.
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they say it isn't that easy with that virus
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http://securityresponse.symantec.com...oval.tool.html
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they say it isn't that easy with that virus
did you uninstall it or not?
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I Guess they have a removal tool now. Last week if you would have got it

you would had to reformat
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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My Norton anti-virus software has also been refusing to run Live updates recently aswell.

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make sure you turn off system restore when you use this virus
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