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  • i instal Norton Internet Security 2009 on Window 7 and i ca not set the ADVANCE PROTECTION.Everytime i try to set it "Error "3039,1" after you install a Norton 2009 Product" appear on the screen. What can i do to fix it? How can i get DRIVERS for thie AntiVirus? I need help.
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 9:02 PM

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  • B -

    Take your pick - here's a list of vendors that have gotten on the bandwagon and have at least tried to produce AV software that works with Windows 7.
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 12:14 AM

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  • I'm pretty sure Avast will install on Win7. Can't hurt to try and there is a very good free version available on their site. I can't seem to post a link here, so a search should get you there.


    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 10:21 PM
  • 1st off there are no such thing as drivers you can get for an Anti-Virus app... Don't know why newbies think that...

    Norton is currently incompatible with win7. You are lucky to get your Norton install as far as you did without crashing the comp.

    Hello! Please try every solution given to your problem...and reply back with its results...

    Click here for my thread on Win7 min. requirements
    - JoelbX
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 11:09 PM
  • B -

    Take your pick - here's a list of vendors that have gotten on the bandwagon and have at least tried to produce AV software that works with Windows 7.
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 12:14 AM
  • Joel -

    According to the list, Norton at least has a beta that's compatible.
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 12:15 AM
  • There are a few including Kaspersky but, let's keep it simple.  Certainly never mind Norton or AVG. (been there done that)

    Save yourself a lot of time & thought... go w/ Avast.  I expected it would be ready for Windows 7 & was glad when Avast told me they were.  I've always felt good about it; have used it myself for years & put it on many client machines I build.  It works very nicely on Windows 7, both 32 & 64.  I will always recommend it w/out hesitation!  Really like the initial boot scan it does upon installation; cleans before you've gone any distance w/ it.

    Free Home Edition.  Register, Avast emails you a 'key' & once that is 'plugged in' Avast updates automatically for 12 months @ which time you renew the 'key'.

    www.avast.com
    Drew MS Partner Pres. Computer Issues
    • Edited by Drew1903 Thursday, July 30, 2009 6:54 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Drew1903 Thursday, July 30, 2009 6:54 AM
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 6:47 AM
  • i instal Norton Internet Security 2009 on Window 7 and i ca not set the ADVANCE PROTECTION.Everytime i try to set it "Error "3039,1" after you install a Norton 2009 Product" appear on the screen. What can i do to fix it? How can i get DRIVERS for thie AntiVirus? I need help.

    Running Avira here on RC perfectly OK....
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 8:00 AM
  • Joel -

    According to the list , Norton at least has a beta that's compatible.

    I know that. I was just not recommending beta products (NIS 2010) that are win7 compatible to a comp noob!

    (I believe they are a noob because they thought some driver out there will fix Norton. ("How can i get DRIVERS for thie AntiVirus? ") We all know that is not the case.)

    Hello! Please try every solution given to your problem...and reply back with its results...

    Click here for my thread on Win7 min. requirements
    - JoelbX
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 4:40 PM
  • The new version of Kaspersky, Kaspersky 2010 (AntiVirus)seems to be working fine with it. Don't bother with their Tech Preview that they release, as this causes slow-downs (to a crawl) at various times.
    Andrew Macaulay
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 4:44 PM
  • b34... Norton Internet Security 2009 will not run on the Windows 7 RC for driver incompatibility ..but you can go here and download the Nortons Internet Security 2010 beta .. it runs great on my machine .. I am running Windows 7 32 bit also.  http://twitter.com/norton_beta
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 5:11 PM
  • I have been using the beta of Microsoft Security Essentials. This has been working well as far as I can tell. It seems to use only a small amount of resource and has a good UI.
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 8:58 PM
  • Yes, MSE could do the trick when it's public released (somewhat around the Windows 7 GA in October). It's VERY lightweight, easy to configure, has impressive recognition rates (either with fictitious or with real threats, I could experience both) and less false alerts than others. Unfortunately, at the moment - at Beta1 stage - it's not available if you want an official download with support etc.
    Mobile AMD64 3000+, VIA Apollo K8T800 chipset, 1 G RAM, ATIRadeonMobility 9700, 20x DVDRW, C:XPSP3 (55G),D:WIN7 (25G),F:DATA (250G)
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 9:21 PM
  • Joel -

    According to the list , Norton at least has a beta that's compatible.

    I know that. I was just not recommending beta products (NIS 2010) that are win7 compatible to a comp noob!

    (I believe they are a noob because they thought some driver out there will fix Norton. ("How can i get DRIVERS for thie AntiVirus? ") We all know that is not the case.)

    Hello! Please try every solution given to your problem...and reply back with its results...

    Click here for my thread on Win7 min. requirements
    - JoelbX

    Joelbx
    I'm not sure why you are so cross with folk who are trying to find their way on a computer, we all make mistakes, but a least "b" is trying to understand. How do you think you helped them by being abusive, I to am a newby as you put it but do not class myself as a "comp n...". You are obviously a person who knows a great deal and I have apreciated many of your helpful posts/threads but you have affected people like myself who would like to be involved on this forum to think twice, I think an apology is in order. I am dyslectic and worry about my spelling. Without mutual respect what do we have.

    As it goes I have been useing the Norton 2010 without any problems save for one back along, I hope "b" has resolved the problem as wolfie suggested.
    Davey
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 10:09 PM
  • Joelbx
    I'm not sure why you are so cross with folk who are trying to find their way on a computer, we all make mistakes, but a least "b" is trying to understand. How do you think you helped them by being abusive, I to am a newby as you put it but do not class myself as a "comp n...". You are obviously a person who knows a great deal and I have apreciated many of your helpful posts/threads but you have affected people like myself who would like to be involved on this forum to think twice, I think an apology is in order. I am dyslectic and worry about my spelling. Without mutual respect what do we have.
    ... Davey
    Sorry about that. Just didn't want to recommend a beta product and I don't have any patience for getting told things a thousand times. (I have heard about the beta on these forums about I-lost-count times)

    Sorry if I have offended you (obviously I have).

    The comp noob part was just explaining my point, I don't think I explained it very well.

    Hello! Please try every solution given to your problem...and reply back with its results...

    Click here for my thread on Win7 min. requirements
    - JoelbX
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 10:39 PM
  • Joelbx
    Thanks for your reply I'm duly un-offended. Don't lose your patience, you are helping us folk to understand but it is hard, it's a new language for most of us.

    Thanks

    Davey
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 10:46 PM

  • Norton Internet Security 2009 does have a problem with its' SONAR (Advanced Protection) but this is going to be a temporary clitch.

    It does not mean that you have no Anti-Virus Protection - As long as your Virus Definitions are up to date - They are updated every few minutes when on automatic update.

    You need to go into the settings and tell norton to ignore the SONAR (Advanced Protection).  Then you may not receive so many Norton interuptions.  

    When you click on "Settings" sometimes nothing happens - then after a few minutes when you are working on something interesting the "Settings" opens up.  

    That's when you can take the opportunity to make sure that SONAR is "Ignored" and you can make sure other settings are ON  such as "early load". 

    After you have done all this make sure you have a complete system scan to be on the safe side.

    You will still get the occasional irritating message from Norton re: SONAR (Advanced Protection) has failed to load - Just ignore it and close the message.

    SONAR (Advanced Protection) is a program designed to look for virus-like activity - This is to give protection from viruses that are not yet known.  These type of programs are not infallible they often mistake genuine software as viruses.  So no great loss really, especially where virus definitions are updated every few minutes.

    Norton will have to make the changes for complete compatability soon, and it probably will not cost you anything, as you are already a valued customer.

    Hope this has been of some use to you.

    Yours ever, TLS
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 11:08 PM
  • i instal Norton Internet Security 2009 on Window 7 and i ca not set the ADVANCE PROTECTION.Everytime i try to set it "Error "3039,1" after you install a Norton 2009 Product" appear on the screen. What can i do to fix it? How can i get DRIVERS for thie AntiVirus? I need help.

    I'm running Avira Premium on my RC. Runs very good without any problems and doesn't slows down the OS like some apps listed on Microsofts vendor list
    Friday, July 31, 2009 5:35 PM
  • I'm running Avira Premium on my RC. Runs very good without any problems and doesn't slows down the OS like some apps listed on Microsofts vendor list

    I agree with that.

    Avira's Free Antivir Home Edition is by far the best one I have tested.
    - Very lightweighht, no slowdown of the system
    - Very good (if not the best) detection capabilities
    - Very simple user-friendly user interface.

    I have been using it until I installed MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) beta.
    - Very much comparable with Antivir from AVira - extremely good program in every sense.
    - This is definitely the one that is going to stay on my computer.
    Friday, July 31, 2009 5:53 PM
  • hi
    I have tried most of the recommended av apps and the only ones I find resonable are Norton, Panda and the best of the bunch and the one I am running now is Microsoft Security Essentials. It runs a treat and uses hardly any resources. If you do try it remember to have windows updates turned on to automatic as this is the update path for MSE unlike windows onecare which used its own update path.
    malc
    Friday, July 31, 2009 8:05 PM
  • I took Kaspersky out & replaced it w/ Avast on my Win7 32 (already had Avast on my Win7 64).  Speed on the 32 immediately increased a hundred fold!
    Drew MS Partner / MS Beta Tester / Pres. Computer Issues
    Friday, July 31, 2009 8:26 PM
  • Joelbx
    Thanks for your reply I'm duly un-offended. Don't lose your patience, you are helping us folk to understand but it is hard, it's a new language for most of us.

    Thanks

    Davey

    Thought I posted a you're welcome, must have hit the cancel button and not submit...

    You're welcome.

    Hello! Please try every solution given to your problem...and reply back with its results...

    Click here for my thread on Win7 min. requirements
    - JoelbX
    Friday, July 31, 2009 8:28 PM
  • Hi
    I tried kapersky and found it made multiple connections to the net when checked using netstat. This was one of the reasons I uninstalled it.
    malc
    Friday, July 31, 2009 8:41 PM