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Old 02-23-13, 02:13 PM
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Google Chrome Tries to Disable Norton AntiVirus

Just a warning to others who use Google Chrome, my wife's computer just posted a message that Google Chrome was going to "speed up" her computer by disabling a function. It listed the function as "Norton Anti-Virus". Of course I immediately uninstalled Google Chrome but thought it would be a good idea to pass this along to others who may be using Google Chrome.
Of course it is absolutely outrageous that a search engine would try to interfere with any antivirus on a computer, but it happened.
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Old 02-23-13, 02:17 PM
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I'd drop my MiicketSoft Internet Exploder before Chrome any day.
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Old 02-23-13, 03:24 PM
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It's probably just disabled a plug-in, not the whole AV suite.

But, if the choice were between Symantec's AV products, McAfee's AV products, and the malware, I'd take the malware.
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Old 02-23-13, 03:35 PM
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I've had nothing but satisfaction from these guys... although it appears they've turned their support over to India.

http://www.vipreantivirus.com/VIPRE-Internet-Security/
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Old 02-23-13, 03:55 PM
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I usually just use Microsoft Security Essentials for personal machines. Seems to do well enough.
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Originally Posted by roccobike View Post
Just a warning to others who use Google Chrome, my wife's computer just posted a message that Google Chrome was going to "speed up" her computer by disabling a function. It listed the function as "Norton Anti-Virus". Of course I immediately uninstalled Google Chrome but thought it would be a good idea to pass this along to others who may be using Google Chrome.
Of course it is absolutely outrageous that a search engine would try to interfere with any antivirus on a computer, but it happened.
It would have been smarter to uninstall Norton.
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Old 02-23-13, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by shadoman View Post
It would have been smarter to uninstall Norton.
+1. Chrome monitors the performance of all the plugins when they are active. If they take longer than they should then it throws the error that you saw. In this case, it was for Norton which is a renowned resource hog. Note that Chrome does NOT disable the plugin... you have to select "disable" and hit OK on the next screen for that to occur.
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Old 02-23-13, 07:12 PM
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Firefox with adblock plus and Norton internet security going on 3 years no issues.

Of course, I limit what sites I visit...
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What's this antivirus you speak of?
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Old 02-24-13, 12:56 AM
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Norton is horrible... I don't know how anyone puts up with it.
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Old 02-24-13, 02:48 AM
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Norton was "in" 15 years ago.
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Old 02-24-13, 02:57 AM
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I just gave Norton the boot off my new machine. My plan was to install MSE, but that isn't compatible with W8 .
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Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender, which in the version included with Win8, is equivalent to Security Essentials.

(However, for versions prior to the one that ships with Windows 8, Windows Defender is just an anti-spyware program, so on XP, Vista, or 7, make sure you're actually running Security Essentials and not Defender.)
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I've always had this suspicion that Anti-virus software companies were the source of a lot of the viruses floating around in digital world. Maybe, I just like a good conspiracy theory.
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Old 02-24-13, 08:05 AM
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Norton sucks, McAfee's not much better. I reluctantly use Zone Alarm as I got a 3 year free subscription.

I'd dump Norton and keep using Chrome. It's the fastest and most stable of all the browsers, as well as versatile to use on a variety of platforms. Never had an issue with it.
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Old 02-24-13, 08:50 PM
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I again repeat that I've used Sunbelt Software Internet Security for years and have never had a problem. They are reliable and until recently, their support was great too. Fortunately I don't need their support much.
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Old 02-24-13, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
I just gave Norton the boot off my new machine. My plan was to install MSE, but that isn't compatible with W8 .
You already have it. Or rather, Windows Defender which is equivalent to MSSE on Windows 8.
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Old 02-24-13, 10:42 PM
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Norton's consumer offerings have been bloatware for years.
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Old 02-24-13, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
You already have it. Or rather, Windows Defender which is equivalent to MSSE on Windows 8.
So I found out when I went to download MSE from the MS site. That being said, I have no idea why HP even bothered 'preconfiguring' this machine with Norton in the first place, since Norton is one of the security apps that is notorious for not playing nice with other security programs
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Old 02-25-13, 06:58 AM
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Simple, Norton paid HP to bundle it.
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I used to use Norton until it got to be too slow and tedious to use and dragged down too many system resources. Used AVG Free for a while, then Windows Security Essentials.
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