Norton Security Discussion Thread

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

  1. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Here's my security setup bro:

    Norton Antivirus Basic
    Custom HOSTS file which has many known bad domains
    AdBlock Plus with the Malware Domains Filter, Facbeook Annoyances, Tracking
    NoCoin Extension for Chrome (to prevent sites from CoinMining)
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (On-Demand only)
    ExpressVPN
    LastPass
    TrendMicro Antivirus built into my ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 router
     
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    That's all great stuff, and it looks like it is working too. :)

    I've moved on from Adblock Plus to the combination of uBlock Origin and Scriptsafe with PrivacyBadger or Ghostery - depending on which browser I am using. Scriptsafe + uBlock Origin also allow custom host lists - with a large list of coin sites to avoid, along with other baddies.

    The internet is constant change, tools upgrade, new tools arrive and old tools while still good it's nice to check out new solutions and change your POV from time to time.

    You try new things and even move to them, even if the old tools are still around and doing well. They do more or less what the others do, I tried them and liked the interfaces and I'm used to them now.

    What you've got works great too. :)
     
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    "Broadcom Is in Advanced Talks to Acquire Symantec

    Broadcom Inc. is in advanced talks to buy cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp., according to people familiar with the matter, seeking a further expansion into the more profitable software business.

    Broadcom could reach an agreement to buy the Mountain View, California-based company within weeks,..."

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/broadcom-advanced-talks-acquire-symantec-233501138.html
     
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    Broadcom Moves Forward on Symantec Acquisition

    https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/broadcom-moves-forward-on-symantec-acquisition/d/d-id/1335162
     
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    Lovely:rolleyes:

    Windows 7: Symantec / Norton blocks SHA-2 signature updates

    Published on 14th August 2019 by Günter Born
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    [ English ] Users of Windows systems that have installed Symantec Antivirus or Norton Antivirus are in trouble for the August 2019 Patchday. These antivirus solutions block the deployment of security updates that were only signed with SHA-2, at least under Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

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    Windows 7 with Symantec or Norton must not install KB4512486 or KB4512506
     
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    Have they become good friends again or is this so called friendship only nasty smoke on the outside?:rolleyes:

    Microsoft removes August patch block on Win7/2008R2 systems running Norton, Symantec AV Computerworld.com | Aug 28, 2019
    Symantec and Microsoft have come to an agreement about Symantec/Norton AV problems with the August Win7 and Server 2008 R2 patches. The block is gone, but questions remain. Nothing has changed, so why was it blocked in the first place?
     
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    I gotta say, Norton Basic is pretty darn impressive. Lightning fast scans and uses less than 50 MB of memory across just three system processes. It's a keeper for my desktop and laptop, but I'll stick with BitDefender for my wife and parents. Based on the security reports I see, it's saved both of them on a number of occasions.
     
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    Yeah, Aw, Snap:D

    Symantec antivirus crashes something again. This time Chrome 78 browsers zdnet.com | Oct 24, 2019
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    For the fourth time in three months, a Symantec security product is crashing user apps, and this time it's the latest Chrome release, v78, which rolled out earlier this week, on Tuesday, October 22.

    This is not the first time that Symantec has borked user systems or their apps. There have been at least three other major incidents in the past three months. Yeah, nice... Fits very well with the new and shiny OS from Redmond.
     
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