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northeast43
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Location: newcastle

PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:20 am    Post subject: dates on virus definitions please help Reply with quote

i have Norton anti virus,and Internet security.
i download the new updates.but the dates don't change on my system status.i just wasting my time when phoning or writing to Norton.as there help is no good.
can any one tell me how i can put things right .is it something i should change on my PC. i have downloaded sp2. don't know if this would make a difference.i have windows xp.

regards from the northeast.
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wyrmrider
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:49 am    Post subject: longtime norton user chiming in here Reply with quote

Hi
go to www.symantec.com
go to downloads
select virus definition updates
here you will find the latest dates and version numbers for
1 intellignet updater- daily or oftener full file download
2 live update partial update on an ad-hoc basis

I am guessing that you ran live update there may not have been a change

sometimes if intelligent updater has been run live update will show an update and download eventhough it is older than intelligent update date- it will then NOT install with an error message and a red x
NOT a real problem but write them about it anyway
this problem corrects itself when live update date becomes later than intelligent update date

if this is not the case download intelligent updater
the first choice is correct for most users
it will replace your current deffinitions file totally

post back what you find

Wyrmrider

ps hope you are not on dial up
if you are on high speed you can dl intelligent updater daily
download to temp file, run exe file, and delete later
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northeast43
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Wyrmrider. i had no error message in red.the dates just would not change .
did what you wrote ,and it has changed the dates,and is working perfect.thanx alot for your help .

many thanks from the northeast.

i owe you one mate Smile
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wyrmrider
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:07 am    Post subject: north east Reply with quote

now I;m going to have to get my uk atlas out

been as farr north as Hadrians wall

ancestrs were Blenkow -Blincoe, Blenko etc
also from that area

get your anti spyware installed
see knowledge base in spyware warrior forum or post back

wyrmrider
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northeast43
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

were you from wyrmrider.
i live just out side a small town called south shields. on the coast.
i take it your not from the uk. i am a kick off the back side from the scottish border

from the northeast.

ps.

thats the northeast of England.

i have anti spyware on my pc thanx for the advice any way.
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