System Restore and Norton Internet Security


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Tony UK

This is intended as a warning to anyone using Norton Internet Security 2009.
I have no complaints about the product in general, but I offer the following
advice:

If you have Norton Internet Security 2009 installed, then before you attempt
to use System Restore, you need to disable the feature in NIS that protects
it from attack by malware. If you do not disable the feature, then S/R will
probably not work. To disable the feature:
Open NIS/ Settings/Miscellaneous Settings/Product Security/ Norton Product
Tamper Protection/Slide horizontal slider to off position. Proceed to use
System Restore. Remember to reverse the above after restoration has taken
place. The protection feature is quite clever really IMHO, but it does have
the one downside.

I hope the above will be of use to readers.
 
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Tony UK

I realized after posting that there would be someone (or more) who would
reply, knocking Norton or suggesting the use of other security applications.
My intention was to supply a useful note to those who are using and will
continue to use Norton. I did use PCTools a couple of years ago and found it
tiresomely intrusive.
 
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Tyro

As a general rule: if you're doing anything involving getting the OS up and
running, shut down all anti-virus no matter whose it is.

Tyro
 
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I wish to thank Tony UK for his advice on Nortron Internet Security 2009. I followed the steps as posted and for the first time in a long time System Restore worked -- and worked without any new surprises!

I appreciate the time you saved me.

Mike0009
 

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