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Old 09-27-08, 01:56 AM   #2
AthlonXP1800
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Default Re: Antivirus Experts needed!

Norton Internet Security 2009 has PROACTIVE feature built-in. I tested on a VirtualPC downloaded eicar virus file from eicar.com and NIS2009 blocked it when auto protect is enabled and the same thing happened when downloaded the zip file and extracted to folder on the desktop. When I disabled auto-protect it did nothing when extracted to a folder then I looked at NIS2009 settings and noticed both AntiVirus and Advanced Protection was off. I tried turned on Advanced Protection and see what happened, when it turned on, both AntiVirus turned on and the auto-protect enabled. Then I tried turned off Advanced Protection then both turned off and I turned on AntiVirus, see Advanced Protection still off and Auto-protect still disabled. I tested extracted the zip file to a folder and NIS2009 blocked it when Auto-protect is disabled.

Symantec 10.2.xx is old version, here is new version 11 available which now have PROACTIVE feature so I suggest you to upgrade to the latest version.
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