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January 17, 2002 5:57:47 PM

When i open "Norton anti virus" and look in "reports" and click on "view the list of viruses" and look on the bottom
it shows i'm protected from 47554 different viruses.
Well my friend shows a completly different number WHICH IS HIGHER than mine!

So i click on the update and it states "currently up to date"

How can this be possible, my system has less virus protection than my friend.

How many are you protected from?

Please take a look and post the number of viruses your system is showing.

Thanks so much : >

Blue



" Soon My Friend , Soon...."<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Bluerain on 01/17/02 02:58 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
January 18, 2002 3:32:35 AM

Just installed Norton AV 2002 on my Windows XP system. Ran live update and the number of viruses I'm protected from is...

58459
January 18, 2002 3:59:36 AM

Thanks Hammer : >

Blue

" Soon My Friend , Soon...."
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January 18, 2002 4:29:25 PM

58410, so I must need to do an update.

<b><font color=blue>~scribble~</font color=blue></b> :wink: <A HREF="http://www.ud.com/home.htm" target="_new">Help cure cancer.</A>
January 23, 2002 1:43:24 PM

Most anti-virus software do not give out exact number of viruses you are protected from... this is to give false sense of security to the virus writer themselves, thinking that 'their' virus is not in that anti-virus software.

if wishes were fishes, we'll all casts nets
Wai Lun Lee
January 23, 2002 8:54:56 PM

58459. Better.

Hmm. Makes sense. You would think its not on the list anyway if the writer is writing it.

<b><font color=blue>~scribble~</font color=blue></b> :wink: <A HREF="http://www.ud.com/home.htm" target="_new">Help cure cancer.</A>
January 24, 2002 4:52:20 AM

Wouldn't give much of a false sense of security. I'm sure most virus writers test their creations on a machine equipped with anti-virus software, before releasing them.

Keep up camieabz, we're on 58524 now, sheesh...
February 2, 2002 7:09:44 AM

Just updated it...got 58611.
April 25, 2002 4:21:14 AM

I'm running Norton virus 2002. I recently got a Trojan horse and Norton said it can't repair or delete it. So I install Trojan Remover, I ran the scan and it said "No malicious virus found". The Trojan horse came in a text format and it's still there in a folder and I can't delete it. How do I get rid of it?
April 25, 2002 5:50:57 PM

60762.

What's keeping you.

<b><font color=blue>~ What do you mean "It isn't working!"...Now where's my sonic screwdriver? ~ </font color=blue></b>
April 26, 2002 1:24:29 AM

What trojan did you get?

:eek:  :frown: :mad:  :eek:  :redface: :cool: :lol:  :tongue: :wink: - What do you want to feel today? :) 
April 27, 2002 10:00:41 PM

I forgot when's the name. All I know that it's a Trojan horse. I dont know how it got in. I'm using Linksys router.
April 30, 2002 1:56:08 AM

LOL camieabz... Just realised this laptop has no AV software at all <gulp>

Comp... What files are in this folder then? Sounds a bit odd to me.
April 30, 2002 2:33:30 AM

Now it's up to 60915.
Somebody is very busy writing virus.

:smile: <b><font color=blue> I took an I.Q. test today...It came back negative.</font color=blue></b> :lol: 
April 30, 2002 8:34:46 AM

You guys are hiding in here too? How can you tell how many are protected?

<font color=red>God</font color=red> <font color=blue>Bless</font color=blue> <font color=red>America!</font color=red>
April 30, 2002 8:23:48 PM

Open Norton AV and click on reports, virus list. It's at the bottom and updates itself.


:smile: <b><font color=blue> I took an I.Q. test today...It came back negative.</font color=blue></b> :lol: 
May 1, 2002 1:17:10 AM

It's a run away from Oldbear game, but he keeps finding us. We need another 60 sections I think. Then it would really be fun. :lol: 

<b><font color=blue>~ What do you mean "It isn't working!"...Now where's my sonic screwdriver? ~ </font color=blue></b>
May 1, 2002 4:21:31 AM

Slow down guys! I am getting old.


:smile: <b><font color=blue> I took an I.Q. test today...It came back negative.</font color=blue></b> :lol: 
May 2, 2002 6:02:04 AM

Norton AV update 5/1/02=60959 virus files.

:smile: <b><font color=blue> I took an I.Q. test today...It came back negative.</font color=blue></b> :lol: 
May 2, 2002 6:06:14 AM

I only have 60594, so I guess I should update to get the extra ones.

<font color=red>God</font color=red> <font color=blue>Bless</font color=blue> <font color=red>America!</font color=red>
May 2, 2002 6:08:53 AM

The update just came out tonight.

:smile: <b><font color=blue> I took an I.Q. test today...It came back negative.</font color=blue></b> :lol: 
May 11, 2002 5:52:31 AM

61050. How many viri can one contract?????

It's a pity medicine isn't as concise on the curing bit.

<b><font color=blue>~ What do you mean "It isn't working!"...Now where's my sonic screwdriver? ~ </font color=blue></b>
May 11, 2002 5:53:06 AM

You're Back!

:lol:  <b><font color=blue> Welcome to</font color=blue> <font color=red>Fredi's</font color=red><font color=blue> place.</font color=blue></b> :lol: 
June 8, 2002 3:29:23 PM

61225. Where is everyone?

<b><font color=blue>~ What do you mean "It isn't working!"...Now where's my sonic screwdriver? ~ </font color=blue></b>
June 9, 2002 11:07:13 PM

61245 :tongue:
June 10, 2002 12:33:40 AM

Hi Camie. I am here.

<font color=green><b>Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened! :eek: 
June 19, 2002 4:07:43 AM

61291, as of june 18th... well it is here at least. more than the first post, but that was in january. meshes pretty well with that last guy's 61,245-ish from a week or two ago, imo.



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June 19, 2002 9:52:05 PM

61373.

<b><font color=blue>~ What do you mean "It isn't working!"...Now where's my sonic screwdriver? ~ </font color=blue></b>
June 20, 2002 4:43:33 AM

They are doing better than the Dow-Jones.


<b><font color=blue>The shortest distance between two points is under construction. :lol: 
June 20, 2002 7:07:14 PM

Yup.

Pity I didn't but any shares in NAV.

Mind you, they're unlikely to drop. Even if there's a massive internet bomardment of viruses, these numbers keep going up. :smile:

<b><font color=blue>~ What do you mean "It isn't working!"...Now where's my sonic screwdriver? ~ </font color=blue></b>
June 23, 2002 1:36:47 PM

I don't even use Norton, and those numbers are often false. They are not always real, since Norton protects you from all the viruses they know off. And they don't know about all the viruses out there.

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Montecito & Chivano; Intel's Big Guns.
June 23, 2002 6:22:06 PM

Do you know of ay Anti Virus software which protects you from all viruses, including the unknown ones?

<b><font color=blue>~ What do you mean "It isn't working!"...Now where's my sonic screwdriver? ~ </font color=blue></b>
August 9, 2002 8:36:29 PM

Shares are up again Bear.

61800

:smile:


<b><font color=blue>~ Gotta question? Tried searching the boards first? Good! Ask away! ~<font color=blue></b> :wink:
August 10, 2002 6:40:17 AM

Yes they are and thanks!

:smile: <font color=blue><b>You get what you pay for...all advice here is free.</font color=blue> :smile:
November 14, 2002 12:29:28 PM

62349

Lord_V
Ewerything is trash, untill you understands what you can make with it! (Information also)
November 19, 2002 2:13:57 AM

SOPHOS antivirus protects me from 76759 viruses, trojans, and worms.

but that means absolutely nothing, as an anti-virus company can release cures for 5 variants of a same virus while another will release only 4 and offer as good a protection.

yet, I would not trust my network to Norton.
November 19, 2002 3:35:33 AM

LOL. this is wicked funny do you guys sit and constantly update your antivirus software? lol, hey i dont blame ya, hehe, i am gaurded from a grand total of 0 viruses, lol.

-TheGame-
November 19, 2002 1:04:08 PM

AVG antivirus. <A HREF="http://www.grisoft.com" target="_new">You can get it here</A>. Its free, and I have been using it ever scince I had to use t to clean the norton EXE file that got infected with a virus... Go fig.

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If the Scatman can do it so can you...

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November 30, 2002 4:46:12 PM

Ditto here w/ AVG. Even does a nice lockout on the email.

You guys with Norton keep updating. :lol:  Eventually your HDDs will be maxed out with updates there'll be no more room for viruses. ROFL!!!

<font color=red> You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink it!</font color=red>

So sorry. Couldn't help letting that one out!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by vagabond on 11/30/02 01:48 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
January 13, 2003 9:24:06 AM

Just updated NAV, I am protected from 62772 different viruses.

Hey, I thought I would join in on this, too! :smile:

<b><font color=blue>"May the wings of angels surround and protect you from all the worries
and fears as you walk into the fog of reality."</font color=blue></b>
January 18, 2003 9:51:36 AM

As murphies law probably says...
NAV will protect you from all viruses except the one currently infecting your PC!!!
heeheehee

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Note: This book was first published a year after Mr Bush graduated from College.</b>
July 7, 2003 4:04:35 AM

joo n33d 4 5h4g

<b>My CPU is so powerful its faster than Melb_Angel's Laptop!</b> :eek:  <i>(Plus it's not pink)</i>
July 13, 2003 4:54:55 AM

Norton Av can't delete a file while its being executed.

What you need to do is kill the process using task manager or process views then try again.

Really I don't see why NAV doesn't offer to kill the proccess for you.
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