Antivirus doesn’t work with Win2000 (multiboot)
Posted on 2002-03-31
Maybe this question is a bit out of topic, sorry but I don’t know where to place it.
I have upgraded my PC changing the CPU( AMD Duron 1000), motherboard (Kinetiz 7E) and adding a new HDD (20 GB Maxtor). The new HDD has been split into 3 (bootable) partitions : in the first one I have installed Windows2000 formatting the partition with NTFS, in the second one there is Windows95 B (of course it is formatted as FAT32) and in the third one I will install Linux in the future (now it is "empty" and formatted as FAT32). I'm using Win2000 boot manager to choose one of the available operating systems. I have already installed some hardware and software without troubles.
The problem arises from NortonAntivirus2000. I have installed it in the Win2000 and in the Win95 partitions. With Win95 it works correctly (apparently): I could download the last updates of virus definitions and I could scan the system.
With Win2000 it is another story: I could open the program and download the last updates of virus definitions, but the first time I tried to scan a file I got a false virus alert. I closed the alert window and I tried to run again NortonAntivirus, but I got immediately an error message. Now I can’t open NortonAntivirus under Win2000, because I get every time an error message.
However if I restart the PC booting Windows95, NortonAntivirus runs normally (only under Win95).
Searching in the Symantec Knowledge base I have found a discouraging answer: they say that antivirus doesn’t work in a multiboot system....
What is the best solution: uninstall NortonAntivirus with Win2000?.. use a different antivirus software?...or are there other possible solutions?...any good suggestion?