Norton Internet Security Program Control Pop ups
Posted on 2004-10-29
My PC was becoming unusable due to Norton IS bombarding me with Program Control warnings "A remote system is attempting to access your computer".
I've tried the application help, the symantec web site (with no luck) and also some other Q and A sites - there seems to people with the same problem, but none of the suggestions work. I've tried all the suggestions on this site - there was a similar question, but I think they were using the professional version of the software, mine's just plain and simple Norton IS 2004 - but none of them work.
The only suggestion that sort of helped and enables me to use my PC is to move the pop up window to the bottom of my screen and not respond to the messages. However I suspect that this is causing problems with the software and maybe slowing down my PC (but maybe I'm paranoid). It also takes me roughly 1 hour to close down all the alerts at the end of the week when I shut down my PC!
I really can't understand how you are expected to use the software in this state - there must be an answer, but I've trawled everywhere. One person who asked Norton (at some cost alledgedly) was told (alledgedly)it was a feature of the software and he/she should be glad he was warned. I did try sending an e-mail to Symantec but over a week later I have recieved no reply.
I see the question about removing the firewall part of Norton IS and it seems that this is not possible without also removing the antivirus software. I could replace the firewall with a copy of McAffee I am entitled to via AOL but I would have to pay for another virus checker.
I hope someone can help.