Security Center reports Windows firewall and Norton Antivirus both turned on

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by sealink, Nov 3, 2007.

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    sealink Guest

    On Windows Vista Home Basic I am using Norton Antivirus 2007.

    In Security Center under firewall it reports that Windows firewall and
    Norton Antivirus are both turned on.

    The thing is Norton AV does not have a firewall. Are the two programs
    conflicting? Should I turn off

    Windows firewall?
    sealink, Nov 3, 2007
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  2. Norton AV checks things that come in for viruses.
    Windows Firewall prevents things from coming into your machine.
    They are complimentary. Leave them both on.

    You probably do not want two anti-virus programs running at the same time,
    but that is not the case here.

    Vista Home Premium
    Michael Walraven, Nov 3, 2007
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    Kayman Guest

    My sincere commiserations :(
    That is normal. The WINDOWS FIREWALL IS ON - Good.

    The NORTON AV is ON as well - Good but you may wish to consider getting rid
    of Norton, ask for a refund and look for an (free) alternative.
    No, they don't. One is an Av applicationd the other is a (so called)
    Firewall application.
    No, definitely don't!
    Kayman, Nov 3, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    Actually, some versions of Norton Antivirus do have a firewall component
    called "Internet Worm Protection". The OP's post is ambiguous; I can't
    tell if he means that Security Center is reporting two firewalls or not.
    If this is what is really happening, the OP should choose between
    Norton's Internet Worm Protection and the Windows Firewall and not run
    both of them.

    Otherwise, the OP should come back and clarify the situation by
    reporting the exact text of the message from Windows Security Center.

    Malke, Nov 3, 2007
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    sealink Guest

    The Security Center is reporting two firewalls one is Windows firewall and
    the other is Norton AV.
    The exact message is as follows under the firewall tab,
    "Windows firewall and Norton Antivirus both report that they are turned on."
    sealink, Nov 3, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    Thank you for the clarification. It would have been helpful to know the
    version of Norton Antivirus but I suspect it is something like Norton
    Antivirus 2006 which does indeed have "Internet Worm Protection". The
    Security Center is correct - turn off Windows Firewall and use Norton's
    or vice versa. If your version of NAV is earlier than 2006, it's time to
    replace it with a current version antivirus. I don't recommend any
    Norton products and suggest you use a better, less bloated/invasive av
    such as NOD32, Kaspersky, or even Avast if you want a free one.

    Malke, Nov 3, 2007
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    sealink Guest

    If you read my original post I state that I am using Norton Antivirus 2007.
    sealink, Nov 3, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    Sorry I missed it. I guess I fail at being perfect. ;-)

    Doesn't change the answer I already gave you.

    Malke, Nov 3, 2007
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    sealink Guest

    No problem thanks for the reply.
    sealink, Nov 3, 2007
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    uvbogden Guest

    I can tell from the context what OP means, but what do the letters stand for?
    Is it Operating Procedure, Obnoxious Person, Obese Patient, Online Poster,
    or what?
    uvbogden, Nov 6, 2007
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    Dave Guest

    Original Poster.. the person who started the thread.
    Dave, Nov 6, 2007
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