Norton Security Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Spartan, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Spartan

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    Norton detecting its own files as a virus, seen this a few times now on Wilders Security Forums:

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    Well, the Norton scans also have a "clean up" phase, and the lines don't give a specific Viral threat assessment, so it's probably just a convenience cleanup during the virus scan rather than a specific viral catch.
     
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    still, doesn't give me confidence using their products. If the AV itself is buggy, I look no further
     
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    I've always considered Norton malware in itself, so it's fitting
     
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    Norton AV has not been "buggy" and it's not "malware", it's highly rated, and gets improved on a daily basis with new detections loaded frequently, like up to 10x / hour at high points in new activity.

    Especially on new CPU's, newer than say 15 years ago, the % of usage is tiny, and Norton does a good job of providing a "Game mode" to stave off background scans to avoid disk contention based lag. The memory usage is also small.

    I turn off a lot of the features I don't need like SPAM protection - it's done at gmail / work - and I don't have URL injection enabled - I don't need them checking on my site usage - and I turn off scanning on area's that don't change - since they've already been checked when created and I still manually right click check folders before archiving them.

    I do the same with every Firewall / AV I install, I take the time to go through *all* the options and change them for privacy and to reduce resource usage.

    Right now I am using Bitdefender on Vista, and Comodo Internet Security Premium Vista, Win 7 and 8.1, and these are good alternatives to Norton.

    Bitdefender has a 90 trial from the first URL, 30 days from the normal landing:
    https://www.bitdefender.com/site/Facebook/redFreeDownload
    https://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/security-for-xp-and-vista.html

    Comodo Free Internet Security Software Complete protection against viruses and attacks.
    https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php

    Norton Security Deluxe Download the 30-day free trial - complete security and antivirus suite.
    https://us.norton.com/downloads-trial-norton-internet-security

    FREE Norton Antivirus and Internet Security 2017 – 90 Days Trial
    https://www.geckoandfly.com/8523/free-norton-antivirus-and-internet-security-2011-90-days-trial/
    Look around on this site, there are several links for free AV/Security products, with longer trial times.
     
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    I have Norton Antivirus Basic, no firewall or anything else, just the built in Trend Micro Antivirus in my ASUS router. Norton AV caught this bad connection attempt while I was on a site that converts YouTube video to MP3, pretty neat that the Antivirus only was able to intercept this bad connection:

    PS: the site I was won had nothing to do with that attacking computer domain that appears below, I was on a totally different site.

    2019-06-06_161648.jpg

    @downloads
     
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    @hmscott I am not having a problem with my browser redirecting me to that domain bro. It's just when I visited this YouTube to MP3 Converter site (Vubey) did I notice this happen

    But I will do another scan on my system with MBAM just to make sure I'm clean.

    I'm gonna also add that domain to my HOSTS file
     
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    @hmscott

    MBAM scan came out clean so it was that site trying to redirect me to that domain which Norton caught.

    2019-06-06_165444.jpg
     
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    That's great!, I thought as much, but it doesn't hurt to double check. :)

    How to remove Deloplen.com redirect (Virus Removal Guide)
    Published on April 19, 2019 at 3:53 am | Filed Under: Adware
    https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-deloplen-com/

    I use these browser extensions to keep the baddies away: ScriptSafe, ublock Origin, PrivacyBadger (/ Ghostery ), Youtube (Facebook) AdBlocker

    Multiple layers of protection, just in case. :)
     
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