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Mad Cat MkII

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#1 10 years ago

so i just got vista and i dl a program onto the computer and i noticed Norton put this annoying shield on the shortcut icon anyone know how to get rid of it?




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#2 10 years ago

Get rid of Norton and get MacAfee.




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#3 10 years ago

Get rid of Norton...Seriously, it IS more hassle then its worth. But that Icon is just Norton being stupid and saying its a protected file, or that Norton is protecting you from that file. I can't quite recall, it was along time ago that I used Norton

McAfee is better, but not much. AVAST is where its at in protection from the latest threats, and fastest system performance.




Mad Cat MkII

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#4 10 years ago

o i don't plan on keeping norton, its just it was a free 30 day trial and why turn down free protection. once its up ill probably switch back to the free AVG control center and zone alarm




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#5 10 years ago

I personally use nod32, works great and doen't hog resourses, in fact it remains relatively invisible.




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#6 10 years ago
Mad Cat MkII;4215073and why turn down free protection.

Because Norton has a history of being bloated, and slowing down computers?




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#7 10 years ago
Monster_user;4215213Because Norton has a history of being bloated, and slowing down computers?

Aswell as making it easier to get virus's




The_Computer_Wizard

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#8 10 years ago

anyone stop to think that its not norton putting the shield on it? personally i havent used the latest version of norton, i hate it but i know on newer programs (and some old) vista will automatically start the program as admin (some programs in vista dont run as administrator unless you tell them too, even if your account is the admin for the comp, one of the annoying/nice things about vista) anyway my point is programs that run as admin in vista on their icons it has a little shield thats red, green, blue and yellow to signify it will always run as administrator unless you change the setting (which you almost never want to do) as far as getting that shield off idk, maybe through some kind of windows setting EDIT: almost forgot, someone posted this up here about a month ago, though you guys might want to take a look at it (and everyones right, get rid of norton, its bloated and horrible) http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/ergebnisse/report16.pdf




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#9 10 years ago

Its probably Nortons Firewall and Internet security that asks for permissions. There should be a setting to shut it off. Windows firewall works just fine as a firewall.

I also use NOD32 on my Vista 64 bit system and it works great. Very low resource usage, can be set to automatically handle most anything, and as said above for the most part is invisible. It treats spyware and virus the same and removes both.

Norton and Macaffee work great...as long as your running a dual core or better CPU, 2GB RAM or better. They both suck so much system resources you can see a noticeable drop in performance if Norton or Macaffee are running.