Quoting Roloccolor, reply 12if im correct the only way to resolve this would be via CD/HDdisk...
Yes, because without BITS you cannot DL the packs from MS ...so if you do not have an alternate means to get them...or don't have the disks it means a re-install of Windows from the ground up.
It is the sort of quaint 'mistake' that guarantees you will forever be leery of ever using a product from them again.
Back in the 90's Litestep had a similar reputation for 'apparently' hosing an OS....but in their case it was a simple missing dll file...replace it and all was well....however when people got the message "You must reinstall Windows" on their screen there was always going to be a wee panic....
So even a privateer's/open source shell replacement program was less painful than Norton.
read up upon it this morning - And yes not having control over these services would lead me to a fresh setup since im a guy that wants a running system not a half broken one...even tho it could be fixed with reversing SP step by step the by far easier method would be to install windows from ground up with service packs included.
However i did not find a article that lead to Norton2003 that blamed Norton only for it... i did find the error code 0x8024001E for it in combination to a service pack install most of the refered times...
Would be nice if you could point me into a Symantec specific page would like to know more about it. TY in advance
I also remove Norton and McAfee for all of my clients at no additional charge.
Norton has been a PoS since 2000. It always amazes me how many magazines place it in their top 5, which IMO just goes to show that spreading around enough money will keep you on top.
People need to wean themselves off of AVG as well. AVG program has been sucking post 2009 when they decided to turn it into a suite.
nice did you read the whole article ?
may I ?: Symantec’s track record in the Times
appears worse still. But it’s worth noting that its peers would likely have been equally useless: The security firm actually outperformed most of its competitors in the most recent tests by German antivirus testing firm AV-Test, which gave Symantec a rating of 5.5 out of 6 for protection of Windows 7 in its latest enterprise antivirus analysis
, a better score than McAfee, Kaspersky, or Microsoft. T
I use 2013 myself and i would not go and say i install total crap on my machine...im not having unprotected onenightstands in the www so to say... but im aware that even with AV installed im not safe if shit hits the fan
I get it Norton failed to protect them but these attacks were not casual nature these attacks were aimed and it’s likely that a exposed backdoor was used
let us get back to the article:
It’s not clear exactly what lesson companies can draw from the Times
‘ penetration. The paper’s chief security officer Michael Higgins says he suspects the breach began with a highly-targeted email sent to unwitting employee and containing an infected link or attachment–a difficult sort of attack to prevent. But at the very least, it shows that antivirus protection alone barely represents a speed bump to determined hackers. [ Jupp ]
Also at the very end : Correction
: A previous version of this story stated above that Mandiant “found that only 24% of the custom malware it found on its clients’ systems hadn’t been detected by antivirus,” when in fact it was meant to read “had been detected by antivirus.”
*CUSTOM - i know that is 76% that it did not detect - but i guess on such a breach Norton was trashed already - But still something nice to read on Sunday morning was funny i like how they can’t decide what to say they say its shit and that competitors also probably would be shiet in the same situation but still gave Norton credit in the middle.