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If anyone can help again- recently I have lost the Control Panel, poster's names, view recent topics option and no doubt other things as well. I know this has been covered recently and I've tried many times to work through the list given but to no avail. I am using Windows XP and pointers to where to make adjustments in French would be great as I couldn't marry up the english explanations to the French headings in my Norton Internet security / Antivirus 2004.

Thanks in anticipation.

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You are not alone with Norton problems:

Invasion of Space, October 18, 2004

Reviewer:Aaron N. Prenot - See all my reviews
I am a web developer who has been having to deal with this software. Symantec doesn't tell you, but this program actually reads *all* incoming HTML pages and then just decides what images to show or not. It also *injects* scripts into each page that will cause JavaScript to break, to many websites will not render properly. And the worst part is, you wont know it!

I would not recommend this software for anyone. There are many better solutions for AD and popup blocking, as well as Firewall control. Many are free.

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  • 3 weeks later...

After getting a nasty virus on my PC I decided to upgrade to NIS 2005.  I was OK with NIS2002 until the virus and could read the whole page on this website.  Now I have no access to my control panel to read private messages, no authors name, no search facility.

I have e-mailed Symantec and they sent me a "fix" for NIS2004.  Followed it to the letter and still no joy

I'm writing to them again today, as this isn't the only site I can't read properly.  A couple of my family history forums are also affected to the point where I can no longer find the button to post a message.

I thought NIS was the "bees knees" but the new version has more control over my PC than I do.

Not only that, but when I initially installed it onto my old PC it made it so secure, I can't even get into windows now, so had to resort to loading it onto my husbands computer.  Sure Symantec sent me a fix for that problem as well, which I haven't tried yet, but what a lot of hassle.  All I'm trying to do is protect my PC.

Rant over.

If I ever get a reply from Symantec that actually works - I'll e-mail it to the LF forum. 

Unless somebody already has the solution???


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"If I ever get a reply from Symantec that actually works - I'll e-mail it to the LF forum , unless somebody already has the solution???"

I installed NIS 2005 after my Norton 2003 antivirus came to expire. I lost control of many programs on my computer. After struggling through page after page of instructions, uninstalling and re-installing for 10 days, I gave up and demanded a refund, which I got...

I am now trialing Zone Alarm as a firewall and AVG Free as an anti-virus before toatlly removing all Norton products from my PC.

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I'm beginning to think I'll go down that route too.  Trouble is I brought the product in England and I live in France now.  So not that easy.

Just had a reply from Symantec.  I now have to find out which feature is causing the block.  I now have to disable each feature, check the website, but before disabling the next feature, enable the previous feature and then I have to get back to them with the results.

Am I doing their job for them?  Shouldn't all this be tested before the sell the product?  Nightmare.  No wonder they're getting a bad press of late.

I'll let you know how I get on, when I find time to go through all their instructions.


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In order to get a refund, you have to buy from Norton directly (not via Amazon or other retail) and ask for a refund within 30 days of the purchase date.

NIS 2005 stopped some of the features from SystemWorks from operating and, on reboot, kept telling me I had a Beta copy of the software, refusing to update any antivirus listing.

Norton never gave me any reply to specifics, just emails advising to uninstall/re-install according to the various message errors that kept appearing. I dreaded having to go into the registry and changing keys...

To date, I have not been able to restore all the SystemWorks programs I was happily using before installing NIS 2005. I told Norton this was the worst time I had ever had with a previously reputable software company...
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