Norton Internet 2005

By Kalasinga ยท 5 replies
Jul 22, 2005
  1. I am fed up trying to install Norton Antivirus 2005.
    While loading it fails at updating components registeration.

    Can some one help !!!!

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You are much better off without that Norton bloatware!
    Instead go to and get the free AVG, it is better than that paid-for crap from Symantec!
  3. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    haha, Norton. It's a wonder they sell any because unless you have a brand-spanking new system with a completely fresh load of XP and all drivers and updates done and you don't have a single hardware issue and no other scanning tools installed, good luck getting NAV2005 to load!

    AVG is good. Or if you want a retail AV, get Panda Platinum.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    most likely correct!

    Current versions of NAV/NIS have real problems getting installed correctly--
    just look a this to see the nightmare!

    resolution includes
    update to root certificate,
    new MS installer update
    notice of Task Scheduler requirement
    Norton removal tool
    registry cleanup tool
    XP SP2 fixes

    My NAV/NIS is 2005, installed on a brand new laptop easily, iis stable and very useful, but apparently migration from previous versions is terrible!
  5. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    oh yes, and in addition, no previous versions of NAV!
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    liveUpdate impacts today

    Well it WAS stable, at least until 9am pdt today :-(
    After liveUpdate session,
    ___registry was altered to set disableNotify AND,
    ___ccApp hangs on switch user, logoff, or shutdown, AND
    ___access to email pop3 account hangs, even after adding a rule to
    ______ALLOW all outbound port 110.

    Had to disable NIS Firewall (leaving NAV and IDS active) and use the Windows Firewall for inbound isolation.

    Hard to believe Symantic did this to themselves, but the laptop ran just fine late Sunday and there were no signs of contamination/breach previously.

    btw: spybot S&D found the disableNotify!=0 condition :)
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