System Restore and Norton Internet Security

Posted: 01-17-2009, 09:18 PM
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.



System Restore and Norton Internet Security


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Van Chocstraw
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Re: System Restore and Norton Internet Security
Posted: 01-17-2009, 09:34 PM
Tony UK wrote:
> 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.
>
>
>
Get rid of it completely and get PCTools.




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Tony UK
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Re: System Restore and Norton Internet Security
Posted: 01-17-2009, 09:56 PM
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.

"Van Chocstraw" wrote:
> Tony UK wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> Get rid of it completely and get PCTools.
>
>
>
>
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Tyro
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Re: System Restore and Norton Internet Security
Posted: 01-17-2009, 10:26 PM
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

"Tony UK" <tonyUK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:01D250CC-324E-45C2-8330-1EEF5B70C59B@microsoft.com...
> 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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