Forum Thread: Norton AntiVirus

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StephanieTG Norton AntiVirus
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Can you tell me why I would get this message when I don't even have Norton AntiVirus (and never will!)? And how can I resolve it? Norton is not in my "Add/Remove Programs." Thanks!

"Insecure Programs [?] Version Detected [?] Threat Rating [?] Direct [?]

Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2005 11.0.8.9
Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2005
This installation of Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2005 is insecure and potentially exposes your system to security threats!

Secunia strongly recommends that you update this program by installing the update that is provided by the vendor of this program.
Solution from Secunia advisory (English) (SA22288)"

rgjack RE: Norton AntiVirus
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Sounds like you have the same issue as I do. What I see is mine is located on drive D: HP_RECOVERY, not on drive C: HP_PAVILION where the active programs are located.

The question is whether Secunia should be scanning the recovery drive or not or whether out of date programs on the recovery drive really do pose a problem. ???
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lowridercraz RE: Norton AntiVirus
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Certain programs have Norton antivirus scanning. I get the same thing on certain programs. It hasn't hurt my PC none. And, I also scan Norton to find out if it's a fake scanner someone has exposed to my PC. You should be ok. If I were you, I would run a complete scan of your system with your current antivirus program to see if it pop's up. Also, check in you program files to see if you can locate it. I hope this advice helps you. My name is Marvin. Let me know if it works if you can do that.

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rgjack RE: Norton AntiVirus
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I cleaned out Norton files / registry from the C: drive long ago. Secunia is finding this file in the D: drive which is only used for recovery. I've put the item in the Ignore file. Not a problem for me.
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lowridercraz100 RE: Norton AntiVirus
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Ok. So, everything is running according to plan for you?

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StephanieTG RE: Norton AntiVirus
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Thanks Marvin!

The path is: C:\SWSetup\SYMIS\US\NAV\External\NORTON and I'm not sure if I can just delete the whole Norton folder in Explore? Could there be a problem with that?

It doesn't appear to be hurting anything right now, but I don't want an expired program on my computer potentially leaving a door open to hackers.

Thanks!
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alaa RE: Norton AntiVirus
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any vairus
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alaa RE: Norton AntiVirus
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on 5th Dec, 2008 16:07, rgjack wrote:
Sounds like you have the same issue as I do. What I see is mine is located on drive D: HP_RECOVERY, not on drive C: HP_PAVILION where the active programs are located.

The question is whether Secunia should be scanning the recovery drive or not or whether out of date programs on the recovery drive really do pose a problem. ???

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StephanieTG RE: Norton AntiVirus
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alaa - I'm not sure what you're asking or saying?
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rgjack RE: Norton AntiVirus
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Last edited on 24th Dec, 2008 20:21
on 23rd Dec, 2008 21:37, StephanieTG wrote:

The path is: C:\SWSetup\SYMIS\US\NAV\External\NORTON and I'm not sure if I can just delete the whole Norton folder in Explore? Could there be a problem with that?

It doesn't appear to be hurting anything right now, but I don't want an expired program on my computer potentially leaving a door open to hackers.


Steph, I'd uninstall the Norton file(s) if you can through the Add or Remove Program feature. If not then find the file(s) in Windows Explorer and delete them there. That's the whole idea of Secunia - to get rid of old programs/files that could be exploited.

As for alaa's note I believe he/she clicked to record the message before writing it. I'm unsure of the question/comment as well.

Merry Christmas !
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lowridercraz100 RE: Norton AntiVirus
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She's right Steph. You have a very Merry X-mas & New Year!!. Marvin.

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StephanieTG RE: Norton AntiVirus
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Thanks Marvin and rgjack! It's not in my Add/Remove Programs, so I'll just delete it from Windows Explore.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!! :)

Stephanie
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lowridercraz100 RE: Norton AntiVirus
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Anytime you need my help. My e-mail add is marvin_jackie_s@yahoo.com. Please use it.

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StephanieTG RE: Norton AntiVirus
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Thanks Marvin!! :)
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Maurice Joyce RE: Norton AntiVirus
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To be absolutely sure you have removed all traces of Norton products from your c drive I would use the Norton removal tool from here

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf...

Maurice

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creekwriter RE: Norton AntiVirus
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on 5th Dec, 2008 16:07, rgjack wrote:
Sounds like you have the same issue as I do. What I see is mine is located on drive D: HP_RECOVERY, not on drive C: HP_PAVILION where the active programs are located.

The question is whether Secunia should be scanning the recovery drive or not or whether out of date programs on the recovery drive really do pose a problem. ???


I have that same problem on my HP Pavilion computer, and the question remains unanswered: Can someone gain access to my computer via the "mirror" recovery file on the D: partition?? If so, telling Secunia to ignore the issue is putting your self at risk. I also ran the Norton removal tool (thanks, MJ) but evidently it only looks at the C/: drive.

Any suggestions?



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Leendert Kip Norton AntiVirus
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[quote=p4997]If so, telling Secunia to ignore the issue is putting your self at risk.quote]
No problem at all! For HP the D:\ drive is the standard recovery drive.
As Norton is no an active program, nobody can abuse your pc. I also had
this problem untill I discovered in this forum that ignoring D:\ is the right and safe solution.

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creekwriter RE: Norton AntiVirus
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Thanks, LC.
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