Weird(POI Extra)

 

Had something very unusually happen this morning, I use POI Extra to manipulate files, I went to use it, well Norton Internet security decided it was behaving unusually, and removed it from my PC, this is not the first time I used it, but the first time Norton IS, actually SONAR decided to remove it, didn't ask if that is what I wanted it to do just did it.

Microsoft Security Essentials

I used to have Norton but it seemed to get in my way an lot of times. It also would try to delete programs I had been using for years (probably had a new algorithm for suspicious files).

Based on advice from Leo
http://ask-leo.com/contents.html
I switched to MSE.

Avoid Norton

Nothing but trouble. I've avoided installing anything from them for well over a decade.

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Not removed actually

Norton IS (2011?) probably didn't remove your software but quarantined it. You can get it back going to the quarantine section on Norton IS and go to Options>Restore it.

...This is not an excuse for Norton. SONAR gets me upset every now and then for its cavalier decisions. You can stop it altogether or stop its "remove automatically" capability in the settings.

I don't let Norton anywhere

I don't let Norton anywhere near my computer systems for a more basic reason: its tendency to take over the system and its difficulty to remove once it's on the computer.

I use Avast. It's certainly more hassle free than Norton.

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Nortons

I got rid of Nortons a long time ago, they are nothing but troble. Too many add on.
I went to Vper, and haven;t had trouble with my computer sinse.

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I use

I use Kaspersky Anti Virus and it complains everytime I open Extra POI Editor. It's smart enough to figure out it isn't a problem but always warns me anyway. Got to the point I just ignore it now.

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In settings/antivirus just

In settings/antivirus just pick do not remove automatically or remove when I am away.

My alternate view:

I find Norton Internet Security just fine & have been using it for years. What you can't do with ANY security software is not learn about the settings. Nothing works well automatically & you DO have to learn the use of the software. Whatever software you choose, learn about it & stick with it so that you can adjust it best to your use.

Fred

Ain't That The Truth..!!

Strephon Alkhalikoi said in part..

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

I don't let Norton anywhere near my computer systems for a more basic reason: its tendency to take over the system and its difficulty to remove once it's on the computer.

I agree. I stopped using Norton over 10 years ago.

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Nortons software?

Weird, I've been using Nortons for decades on multiple PCs -- 5 at the moment -- and, knock on wood, have not had any problems with it.

Then again, like Fred, I've read the manual and made changes from the base settings to suit my user's needs.

I'll admit that in the past Nortons could bog down your system if not careful about doing too many things at once, but the latest versions -- like 360 v5 -- do a very good job of protection without slowing your PC down.

But if you're doing a full scan, I don't care what software you use -- yes I've used many others -- it's going to slow down your PC.

Then again, if one is that paranoid about getting a virus, they should switch to a *nix platform -- at least that's what a my Unix buddies always bug me to do.

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Agree with others as posted, Norton = fail

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

I don't let Norton anywhere near my computer systems for a more basic reason: its tendency to take over the system and its difficulty to remove once it's on the computer.

Also very much agree with this statement. Not sure if it is still a resource-hog these days and if it still so difficult to remove, but it was almost simpler to re-install windows to fully get rid of all of the remnants from when I ran it years ago.

MSE seems to cut it for me these days, haven't had any issues.

Not True, In My Experience

sjohnson wrote:

But if you're doing a full scan, I don't care what software you use -- yes I've used many others -- it's going to slow down your PC.

I have to dispute that, since I have never seen any such slowdown on my system when using Avast. With Norton, a reasonably current system runs like a pig when NOT scanning. It grinds to a virtual halt when doing a scan.

Quite honestly, I believe if you ditched Norton or McAfee and went with something else, you'd notice a big difference and never go back.

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Agreed

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

I don't let Norton anywhere near my computer systems for a more basic reason: its tendency to take over the system and its difficulty to remove once it's on the computer.

I use Avast. It's certainly more hassle free than Norton.

I have to Agree with you, I dumped it as soon as better things came along years and years ago.

Norton/Symantec antivirus applications become deeply embeded into your computer's OS, and by being woven that tight often fudges up. The problem are the tools and scripts needed to remove it (I don't believe you ever completely remove it, because of replication used to protect the software.) or at-least bring it's process's to a halt.

Avast doesn't uninstall very well with the windows uninstaller. Instead download awclear.exe from Avast then run it from the SAFEMODE then delete the Avast directory,then reboot and your done and it's gone, unlike Norton/Symantec.

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I ran AVG free for a while.

I ran AVG free for a while. It was great till there new version a few years ago ground my computer to a halt. I tried Avast. It was great but I did not like the interface. I chose Avira. It is also great. Neither ones are resource hogs. MCE is in the picture now. It is a recommended scanner (as is Avira and Avast) on a Computer forum (Geeks to Go) that I belong to.

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Avira is Good

From my years of experience, Norton is a system hog and often give false positives. Also I have worked on many computers with issues that were caused indirectly by Norton. For a free antivirus we prefer Avira and Malwarebytes. A really good pay product is PC Doctor. MSE is good, but I have fixed many computers that were infected by malware like Security Suite and others that mask themselves as "you have a virus, click here to fix it" types of malware that had MSE on it. Good luck and stay safe!!!

Norton

I quit using Norton years ago. It did more damage then good. Microsoft Security Essentials is good for a feww AV. Otherwise if you want to buy one, ESET has a good anti virus.

Norton

double post sad

I'm back to Norton

I started using Norton again a few years back and found it was no longer the resource hog it had become. I really like the new version NIS and 360. That being said, it does try to remove a few of my progs that I have used for years.

I agree

mike430681 wrote:

I started using Norton again a few years back and found it was no longer the resource hog it had become.

I agree, it came preinstalled on my wife's new laptop and it works pretty good with no noticeable restrictions on performance.

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Agreed

BobDee wrote:

Avast doesn't uninstall very well with the windows uninstaller. Instead download awclear.exe from Avast then run it from the SAFEMODE then delete the Avast directory,then reboot and your done and it's gone, unlike Norton/Symantec.

I uninstalled version 5 of Avast from my netbook and had no issues with the uninstall whatsoever. So they apparently have cleaned up the uninstall process for the 6.x versions of Avast. But regardless of which version of Avast, it is still far easier to blow away Avast than Norton. Most of the time I found the only way to fix a Norton or McAfee infestation was to do a clean install of the system.

In fact, with every new system I do a clean install, simply because I hate the bloatware PC manufacturers provide.

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