For all you secret Symantec users: update available

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  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    I have NIS/NAV 2007 in one of my FDISR snaps

    There is an update whiich includes the new 'Sonar' feature
    http://service1.symantec.com/Support/sharedtech.nsf/docid/2007012509333013?Open&src=con_ols_nam

    Created a snapshot in FDISR to see if this would run:-
    Dl'd the update exe and had to run it twice: seems like the first run was a partially successful "uninstall" effort. The uninstall part went well, but the install did not continue after reboot: showed frozen screen with cmd window and regedit window. The new version did not install on the first run.

    Reboted and ran .exe again:

    However on the second run of the exe all went well.
    No problems: had even kept all my settings and quarantined files.

    Was experimenting: Had PrevX active at first and Px was warning on every new install action: disabled and all OK
    No warning from CyberHawk until tried to phone home.

    Wiped the install with FDISR copy from primary: Redid the install with all other security apps off and no problems again.

    Nice colours
    Cleaned up afterwards: 400mb of temps and logs etc had to go

    The new scanner labelled System Viginity Verifer (SVV.exe) from joanna rutkowska as TrojanBagle: Previous version scan didn't do that before.

    Nil other FP (or mals heh) found.
    There seems to be a definite slow down in almost everything with this installed; just a noticeable slower response all over.

    Overall pretty impressive effort and they are trying to improve it.

    It's a keeper for a while.

    Heh: also a good example of power and uses of FDISR. :thumb:

    Regards.
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Thanks Longboard, Much appreciated. The upgrade was a good one. even got the Nis 2007 addons package. all in all a pretty decent offer from Symantec.

    bigc
     
  3. Cloudcroft

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    Is this upgrade primarily for Vista? I downloaded the upgrade but haven't installed it as I don't have Vista. I'm also afraid I'll also lose all my custom firewall rules if I install the upgrade.
     
  4. Longboard

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    THere are XP enhancments as well.
    All my custom rules were preserved.

    @bigc

    Do you know how to have single files excluded from "Auto-protect"
    lol each time I take a false pos out of quarantine, autoprotect puts it straight back :blink:
     
  5. Longboard

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    Also this from "readmore" @ dsl forums
    The cd installation option sounds good
     
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    I exclude them here. screenshot
     

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    OK thanks
    That you in PSI Factor ;) ?

    I assume this will cover the Auto-protect as well. ?
    There should be an easier option : "Add to exclusions" or such in the quarantine window.
    Heh; there may be: the simplified GUI sure is complex for us with less evolved brains.

    Damn It: i'm getting the CCsvcHst crashing intermitently at shutdown with NAV2007.2.
    This also never happened to me before. :mad:

    Every now and then I get a strong urge to ditch Symantec

    Longboard
     
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  8. Legendkiller

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    do you have to pay for addons pack as well?
    coz i am looking to buy NIS-07 from a shop near my house but he has a cd of nov'06 when add-on pack wasn't released...
     
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    Nope, just download and install.
     
  10. Legendkiller

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    fine,thanks!
     
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    I had that urge tonight trying to install the upgrade. The install failed, then hung the computer. After rebooting, I couldn't install the upgrade, or uninstall NIS because there was an installer running in the background. I couldn't uninstall from Add/Remove, or run the removal tool until I stopped the installer. After getting the removal tool to run, I was able to do a clean install of the upgrade, then had to reactivate, and then adjust settings and add my custom firewall rules. Not what I had planned for the evening. o_O
     
  12. Longboard

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    lol :'(
    A brief tutorial on updating Symantec; feel free to add any tips:

    effing typical really:

    The Unofficial Official Installation/update Guide for Symantec:

    lock out about 2 hours of time !!

    Get food and drink

    Lock the door

    Make an image or Snapshot

    Shut everything off on the box

    Run the exe

    The inevitable fail messages

    Filthy language.

    10 reboots

    reconfigure

    more and more poor language

    risk of life partner leaving for good this time: domestic relationship crashes: needs reboot later too busy now.

    kids hiding in terror

    Realise the last line of the update read me in the small print below the last reboot instruction should have been done before anything else

    Restart.

    Get more error messages with final reboot

    Unable to get past boot screen

    Go into safe mode tidy up

    reboot.

    Live update doesnt work

    lost internet connection

    reset internet

    dl newest version of LU

    reboot.

    i really ****en wonder why I persist.
    I think its some hopeless addiction: just to demonstrate Symantec will never beat me.
    And they always seem to get me with an update just after I have paid the tithe.

    o_O
     
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    Longboard, that's perfect, I can't think of anything to add!:D
     
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    the only thing I can say is that my upgrade went much smoother and faster than that with no problems :thumb: including the NIS addons.
     
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    Hey bigc, I had to reinstall the NIS addon too, and I can say that part of the process was a breeze! :D
     
  16. Longboard

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    @bigC : just having a laugh. ( some truth there too heh)
    All going well here for the new install.
    No real slowdown noticeable at this stage.
    Prolly just first impression.

    The AddOn pack went straight in after the update here too.

    I still support Symantec. Has been with me for ~10years.
    Cant get rid of it now. ;)
    Although sometimes ...........:D

    Regards.
     
  17. Legendkiller

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    even i have never ever had any problems with norton on my pc since version:2003 and onwards.........maybe norton likes me...
     
  18. Longboard

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    The thing is as owner operators "we" are the only group allowed to Symantec bash :D
    No-one else is entitled. LOL
    It's pretty well established that on polls on any reputable security site Symantec users are a persecuted minority :eek:

    It's a bit like having a Volvo ( I do ) :D
     
  19. gamesmaster

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    the 2007 range is good tbh as a bonus i got IS2007 for free being on BT Broadband installed and updated fine for me as did adding the bonus pack.
    the daily updates are a bonus too i remember when live update only updated products weekly
     
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    Sounds good.
    Is a clean install needed?
     
  21. Longboard

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    @Sjoeii
    A convert?

    Unless you have NAV/NIS 2007 installed I think you would need to get same for the update.

    I am not sure what version is on the main dl page. I suspect 2007.1, and the update link above will take it to 2007.2.

    Afaik this update will not be offered via LU for some time if ever, it seems to be a complete uninstall/reinstall

    You may be able to dl and use as a new install? Really dont know.

    anybody please correct me if I'm off target.
     
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    Just installed the new 10.2 and I must say I'm impressed.
    Norton is much lighter than the last version.

    Again I'm very impressed
     
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