NAV 2008 pop-up alerts

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by rayoflight, May 4, 2008.

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  1. Bunkhouse Buck

    Bunkhouse Buck Registered Member

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    Why don't you read what I wrote and not mindlessly reply. I said if, and since I cannot know what is in your mind...you obviously have a problem with it or you would not be asking how to get rid of the pop-ups. I told you the remedy in my first reply. Either you will accept that reality or you won't.
     
  2. Mele20

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    Maybe it is connected to Windows popups? If so, turn those off. I have numerous applications (ProcessGuard is one) that never give me popups when something is blocked (even though I would like to have them) because I have Windows popups turned off. Microsoft in their great wisdom made it an all or nothing sort of thing...allow all popups or none rather than a program by program thing.

    That is too bad if you really cannot turn them off. If there were just the very occasional one, I could handle that but if I saw very many like when I have Windows popups still on when I load Windows XP first time and there are a bunch of popups...it would drive me nuts. I have heard some good things about the current Norton....but I wouldn't consider it if I could not control popups if there were enough of them to be irritating.
     
  3. Bunkhouse Buck

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    Norton has pop-ups you cannot control. It makes a lot of decisions for you (read PC Magazine Review of NIS for specific decisions the program makes) such as it has blocked an attack, etc. I alternate NIS with others, but the program does have some pop-ups and more than most AVs. It offers good detection, excellent removal and fast on demand scanner. But, it still runs heavier on my machine than about five other AVs.
     
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  4. Meriadoc

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    What does it say when you view details.
     
  5. Bunkhouse Buck

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    Read post #1- specifics are not important per se- the original post for this thread was about the presence of pop-ups.
     
  6. Meriadoc

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    Ah, I see that now:thumb:
     
  7. Mele20

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    NIS I would not consider. But Norton itself...well, I loved Norton 2001 and 2002 was basically the same...a few changes in 2003 but I still liked it. Beyond that it got too fat and slow. Then last year I read it was getting faster again. It never has had FP's and always good cleaning...but if it makes a lot of decisions for the user and that cannot be turned off and pops up lots of stuff that is meaningless because you haven't control...well, I wouldn't want it.

    It seems very few AV these days think that the user is intelligent and wants to control the AV. But then that is the trend in computing in general...alternative being Linux which almost too much in the other direction...ugh.
     
  8. bigc73542

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    I understand what you ar saying. But I only get maybe one popup every two or three days so it is not a problem here. And I do run a hardware firewall that takes a lot of load off of norton intrusion detection which is most likely the part that is giving you problems.
     
  9. Edwin024

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    My idea too. The router firewall made a difference on my PC too while using NIS and 360 after that and in between ;)
     
  10. ink

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    You can find some option like "do not notify when network attach is blocked" in IDS, the suggestion by MichaelYork is wrong
     
  11. denniz

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    The only 2 options I can think of that you might look at are:

    "Show messages from Windows Security Center"
    "Notify me when Intrusion Prevention blocks connections"

    NIS1.jpg

    NIS2.jpg
     
  12. rayoflight

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    NAV (not NIS) 2008 do not have that option at all.

    denniz

    I have Norton AntiVirus 2008;)
     

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  13. rayoflight

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    It say MS ASN1 Integer Overflow TCP
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/attack_sigs/s20409.html
    What is interesting is the first 2 parts of the attacking IP and the attacked IP are the same (in my case, the attack comes from 89.1.XXX.XX and my own real IP is 89.1.YYY.YY)
    This is both my ISP's addresses and I have ADSL router.It seems just like my ISP pinging me.But why Norton AV detects it as "An intrusion attempt"o_Oo_O
    From Yahoo answers:
    Q: A recent attempt to attack your computer?
    A window on my computer keeps saying'A recent attempt to attack your computer was blocked'what exactly does this mean?attack?

    A: Doesn't mean anything. Could be just your computer communicating with another comp on your network, or with the router, or your isp pinging you. Could by many of things I doubt it's anything to worry about.
     
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