How many Viruses is Norton protecting you from?

BlueRain

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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>
 

hammerhead

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

58459
 

camieabz

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58410, so I must need to do an update.

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wailunl

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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
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camieabz

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58459. Better.

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

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hammerhead

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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...
 

CompIliterate

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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?
 

camieabz

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60762.

What's keeping you.

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hammerhead

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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.
 

OldBear

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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:
 

dhlucke

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

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OldBear

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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:
 

camieabz

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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:

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OldBear

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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:
 

OldBear

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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:
 

dhlucke

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

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