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Norton IS 2006 removes code from html w/flash8 after upload

By marnix77
Oct 23, 2005
  1. I have installed Norton IS 2006 and use Macromedia Flash 8 to create webanimations. For uploading i've used SmartFTP.

    So ok everything seem to work fine, however if I create some animation everthing works great (on my desktop) but when the .html and .swf file is uploaded and tested it don't work and the code is gone.

    Yes gone!! Norton Internet Security 2006 completely removed the code that loads the .swf from the html file created by Macromedia Flash 8 after it's uploaded with SmartFTP 1.5 to a remote server, when I view the content of the page it says:

    Code:
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
    <title>mybnr</title>
    </head>
    <body bgcolor="#ffffff">
    <!--url's used in the movie-->
    <a href="http://mydomain.net"></a>
    <a href="http://mydomain.net/who.php"></a>
    <!--text used in the movie-->
    <!-- saved from url=(0013)about:internet -->
    
    </body>
    </html>
    When Norton IS 2006 is disabled and the html file with the swf file is uploaded the code is present and the page loads normaly and shows the animation without problems like:

    Code:
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
    <title>mybnr</title>
    </head>
    <body bgcolor="#ffffff">
    <!--url's used in the movie-->
    <a href="http://mydomain.net"></a>
    <a href="http://mydomain.net/who.php"></a>
    <!--text used in the movie-->
    <!-- saved from url=(0013)about:internet -->
    <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" width="468" height="60" id="mybnr" align="middle">
    <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
    <param name="movie" value="mybnr.swf" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /><embed src="mybnr.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="468" height="60" name="mybnr" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
    </object>
    </body>
    </html>
    Thanks for any advise on how to solve it so i can upload my files without having to disable norton internet security 2006 everytime because then i'm kind of a sitting duck for attacks or programs on my computer to do things on the internet they shouldn't.

    Marcel
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You wasted your money on one of the crappiest programs ever made!
    Read a few posts on this forum with Symantec or Norton in the title and you'll know why!
    Dump that bloatware crap and go to http://free.grisoft.com to get the free AVG.
    Free firewall from http://soho.sygate.com

    Your PC will be eternally grateful!
     
  3. marnix77

    marnix77 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    To be honest I had to lookup what the definition of "Bloatware" exactly because i'm Dutch.

    Okay that's a clear message, lucky that I now have 2GB memory and lots of diskspace. But sure I understand after having used version 2002, 2003 of NIS I know about high cpu and wrong doing on my computer's memory and losing all my data after serious crash or music lost due to this software in the past.

    If Norton Internet Security is just a (fake) software firewall/virusscanner that has alot of features to play with but don't realy protect me while browsing the internet and doesn't protect my computer and privacy, please let me know. But if it's just the use of more diskspace and memory doesn't matter to me as I have enough of that on this computer it's used for my creative and gaming needs and works well doing that for now.

    Only I never had any real problems with NIS version 2004 and 2005 but sure it's true that wrong a installation, misconfiguration and bad uninstallation can make anyone's computer go crazy with Norton Internet Security, however it is not a reason for me to just use something else even if it's free or not.

    Have tried alot of firewalls and virusscan software and found that NIS is the best for my personal needs. Also if someone tries to download and install a warez version of NIS with or without a warez version of Windows and they later find a virus or some kind of trojan on their computer, oh well..

    The only problem I have on this moment with Norton Internet Security 2006 isn't high use of memory or high cpu usage, but just that I can't seem to upload a html file containing a flash banner animation created inside Macromedia Flash 8 with getURL(); actionscript, but this probaly can be solved by setting perhaps some exclusion on file or a special directory!?

    Just out of curiosity, if I have a problem with XP and ask for a solution, would you tell me to get Linux?

    All the best,


    Marnix
     
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    I can't help you with NIS settings, but check if there are any settings that MAY stop/influence Active-X from functioning.

    Also, your HTLM coding is wrong.
    It should start with something like:

    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>xxxxxxxx</title>
    <META......
    
    your text.....
    
     
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