Norton Internet Security and Windows Defender


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Alicia N

I am having some problems since I installed Windows Defender as part of the
Windows Update offerings. Once this was downloaded and installed, Norton
seemed to vanish from my program files and icon tray. In addition, Windows
Security Center indicated that it could not find any anti-virus software
installed on my machine. I assumed that Windows took the liberty of removing
it to replace it and since my subscrition was almost up I renewed to download
and install NIS again. There is something blocking successful installation
of NIS 2008 and I am at a loss on how to begin. Can anyone confirm or deny
that the issue is Defender? Is it the firewall? Any assistance appreciated!
 
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Bill Sanderson

What version of Windows are you running?

I'm not aware of Windows Defender being offered via Windows Update--but I
could easily have missed or forgotten that.

Believe me, Microsoft would never remove a Symantec/Norton product from your
system. A virus might do so, however.

I would recommend an online antivirus scan--I believe Norton has one, or you
could use safety.live.com to get Microsoft's version. Let's see if the
system is clean before trying to troubleshoot the installation issue.
 
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Trudy M

Bill Sanderson said:
What version of Windows are you running?

I'm not aware of Windows Defender being offered via Windows Update--but I
could easily have missed or forgotten that.

Believe me, Microsoft would never remove a Symantec/Norton product from your
system. A virus might do so, however.

I would recommend an online antivirus scan--I believe Norton has one, or you
could use safety.live.com to get Microsoft's version. Let's see if the
system is clean before trying to troubleshoot the installation issue.
 
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Trudy M

Well Bill - I have the same problem as Alicia -Norton stopped working and I
cannot re install NIS 2008. The program takes forever and freezes so a
reboot is required . This occurred only after a window update offering of
window defender mid August.
 
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Trudy M

I have the same problem. NIS 2007 stopped working after a window update
offering Window Defender in mid August. I tried to reinstall Norton ( first
2007, then I upgraded to 2008) but the program freezes requiring a reboot of
my PC every time. Something is blocking the installation.
 
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Dave M

Un-install Windows Defender, re-install your Norton.

My recent installation of Norton 360 made if VERY clear that Norton would
not install "correctly" with "other security products" in place. That means
Windows Defender and other real-time proactive security applications. If
you then want to re-install Defender afterwards, that's up to you, not
Symantec. I did re-installed it, although I shut down Norton completely
while I was re-installing and I did that while offline. Norton and
Defender now work just fine together for me.

Most of this is Symantec versus Microsoft competitive nonsense, as Vista
comes with Defender, which can not be removed... Symantec didn't just
decide to give up on the Vista market when they see Defender on it.
Microsoft's OneCare does the same thing if any Norton is found installed,
even if that's only Norton live update with no other security related
installation. Ridiculous!
 
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msgcecil

Thank you Dave for saving me the headache of attempting to install Windows
Defender with a current version of Norton Security doing it's job. The
Windows Defender pop-ups make my heart race everytime I see them on my
computer! I wanted to validate the program and possible difficulties prior to
downloading the program. You have been invaluable to my decison-making
process. Thank you.
Dave C
 
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Bill Sanderson

I recently installed Symantec End point protection 11 on a half dozen
machines that had had a previous version of Symantec's antivirus installed,
and Windows Defender.

I had no trouble with the installation, but either as part of the install or
the initial run, Symantec made it clear that they would disable Windows
Defender, and that I shouldn't mess with their decision to do so.

(and I didn't!)
 
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bill need info to install Norton 2008

Bill Sanderson said:
I recently installed Symantec End point protection 11 on a half dozen
machines that had had a previous version of Symantec's antivirus installed,
and Windows Defender.

I had no trouble with the installation, but either as part of the install or
the initial run, Symantec made it clear that they would disable Windows
Defender, and that I shouldn't mess with their decision to do so.

(and I didn't!)
 
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Bill Sanderson

I've no idea what this post is asking for, I'm afraid. I've very little
knowledge about Norton products--I try to avoid them when possible.

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