UAC prevents Norton installation

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Zoe, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Zoe

    Zoe Guest

    I have Vista Home Premium, and I'm trying to install Norton Internet Security
    2009, which I downloaded from the website. The problem is that even when I
    tell User Account Control to allow the install program to run, nothing
    happens. I contacted Symantec about it, but all they said was that the user
    control policy is not allowing the installation to run and that I should
    contact Microsoft about how to fix it so the program can run. How do I do
    that? Thanks.
    Zoe, Apr 22, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    Have you tried right-clicking on the exe file and choosing "Run as
    Gordon, Apr 22, 2009
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    Jim Guest

    Zoe - if you haven`t paid for it , don`t install it ; it will take
    over your computer . ( Free programs are much better ) .
    Jim, Apr 22, 2009
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    Charlie Tame Guest

    Heh, was about to say finally UAC does something useful :)
    Charlie Tame, Apr 22, 2009
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    JamesJ Guest

    Is there free Anti-Virus Software?


    JamesJ, Apr 22, 2009
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    Jesper Ravn Guest

    Jesper Ravn, Apr 22, 2009

  7. There are several free anti-virus programs. The best of them, in my
    view, is Avast, which you can get at

    But I completely disagree with the statement in this thread that said
    "if you haven`t paid for it , don`t install it ; it will take over
    your computer . ( Free programs are much better ) ." Although many of
    the commercial anti-virus programs are very poor (Norton and McAfee,
    for example), not all of them are. In my view, the best anti-virus
    program is NOD32, which is *not* free.

    Avast is a good product, and there aren't many that are better than
    it. But NOD32 is.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Apr 22, 2009
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    Jesper Ravn Guest

    Hi Ken

    Did you see this. NOD32 is the lowest ranked??:

    Why do you think that NOD32 is the best?.

    Jesper Ravn, Apr 22, 2009
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    MowGreen Guest

    One can choose whichever comparative test one prefers:

    NOD gets a decent rating there. If NOD protects Mr. Blake's system
    adequately without hindering what he does with it, then it's the best
    choice to him.

    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen, Apr 22, 2009
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    JamesJ Guest

    I did uninstall that resource hogging suite and I believe my system is
    70% faster.
    JamesJ, Apr 23, 2009
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    JamesJ Guest

    I can remember about 5 years ago I had Norton Utilities. After
    'uninstalling' (I use that term loosly)
    it I thought I had done a processor upgrade. It was a very notable

    JamesJ, Apr 23, 2009
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    Charlie Tame Guest

    Since Peter Norton sold out to Symantec the "Norton" utilities have been
    nothing but resource hogging snake oil.

    Why would any reputable security provider need to supply a tool to
    remove the crap their system leaves behind.

    Charlie Tame, Apr 24, 2009
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