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taly
13-02-2005, 05:35 AM
Hi there!!!

Have 2 PCs with updated Norton Antivirus. Last couple of days nevertheless got viruses on both.

Also coud not download spyware removal software. Is it virus's job?

BTW, I was told that if I use XP, I should use Norton 2002. Is there something? Does it mean not 2004 or 2005?

Safari
13-02-2005, 07:16 AM
Not sure if you are saying you still have a virus or if NAV did its job.
Try an online virus scan from here.
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

ILikeLinux
13-02-2005, 07:36 AM
There is no problem running earlier versions of Norton On Xp.

FoxyMX
13-02-2005, 09:26 AM
Norton 2002 will run on Win XP but it is getting a bit long in the tooth as an effective tool against newer viruses even if the definitions are kept up-to-date. You are probably better off installing AVG, Avast! or another free/paid anti-virus program rather than relying on an old version of Norton AV.

ILikeLinux
13-02-2005, 09:31 AM
There is no problem running earlier versions of Norton On Xp.

OOPS Hudge mistake there....

I mean later versions not earler...

Murray P
13-02-2005, 10:09 AM
If you're getting apparent repeat infections, have you scanned with System Restore turned off?

tweak'e
13-02-2005, 12:00 PM
Also coud not download spyware removal software. Is it virus's job?
check your host file. odds are the virus/malware has put entries into the host file blocking your access to those sites.

taly
15-02-2005, 12:01 PM
Thanks guys!
Must confess, in desparation have reinstalled OS. Also my Norton was not on automatic update, so virus got through, I recon. Looks as Norton is ok.

Thanks again and regards

tweak'e
15-02-2005, 06:01 PM
your better off to remember to update than to rely on the automatic update.

Cicero
15-02-2005, 07:53 PM
Thanks guys!
Must confess, in desparation have reinstalled OS. Also my Norton was not on automatic update, so virus got through, I recon. Looks as Norton is ok.

Thanks again and regards
Had you had AVG,you could have used there repair discs,one doesn't like it too easy :)