Norton incompatible with Spybot ?

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Hello

I bought Norton Internet Security 2006 . Whilst installing  I was told that
it had detected Spybot, and was 'incompatible' , and that I must uninstall
spybot to allow Norton to install properly. !

I obeyed, and have Norton running OK.

Is there really a conflict between spybot & Norton ?

Is it safe for me to re-install spybot ?


Thanks

KK




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KK wrote:

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Good morning.


My condolences.


I would have stopped right there and asked it why it wants to mess with
my other software.

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I'd say there is a conflict between Norton.  (Yes, I know there are
supposed to be 'two things' in a 'between' statement.)

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Yes.

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   -bts
   -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck

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I would have stopped right there and not installed Norton
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Don't know, but I would never have found out for myself.
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Yes
What you really ought to do is can Norton if there are any problems.
Jim
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Using Spybot S&D with NIS 2003 for several years w/o problems.


Bud

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bud@romance.org says...
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Yes, so did I once upon a time. But with the passage of time and
further development Norton has gotten worse. It is now even more
intrusive. Its system hooks are everywhere.

I only wish I could offer the OP a solution. Maybe somebody else has a
workable idea.

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James E. Morrow
 Email to: jamesemorrow@email.com

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Here's an article that explains the conflict:

http://antivirus.about.com/od/spywareandadware/a/symandspy.htm?nl=1


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KK bracht volgend idee uit :
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Yes, ignore Symantec (Norton).

Maybe you can read what the makers of Spybot
say in their article of 29. September 2006:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/news/2006-09-29.html
http://www.safer-networking.org/en /

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Fred Wening (NL)



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FredW wrote:

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Having read the various links, this seems to be getting a bit silly.
Detecting Norton as "technology that is implemented in ways that
impairs user control over material changes that affecs their system
security" seems rather foolish, given that Symantec's claimed reason
fro detecting Spybot could be considered the same, due to the badly
designed TeaTimer dialog preventing users from making the right
decisions while installing Norton. Blaming Borland Delphi for the
problem is not a professional response. I have used Delphi for years
and while it certainly has more than its fair share of bugs, it has
always been possible to work around them, even if it means completely
redesigning the dialog.

I think the Spybot folks are losing a lot of credibility over this. But
then Spybot has really fallen behind the commercial products in the
detection stakes over the last couple of years. If it wasn't free, I
doubt if anyone would even bother with it.


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If there is a better product than spybot, then I want to know about it.
Jim



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Jim wrote:

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Have you looked at A-Squared from Emsisoft? Don't recall ever seeing any
negative comments about it.
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free /

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   -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck

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'Jim' wrote:
| If there is a better product than spybot, then I want to know about it.
_____

The only negative comments on 'SpyBot Search&Destroy' I've seen have the
whiff of an axe to grind.  I will say, however, I've never liked nor used
'TeaTimer', but neither do feel any need for its functions.

Phil Weldon

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| >
| >
| > I think the Spybot folks are losing a lot of credibility over this. But
| > then Spybot has really fallen behind the commercial products in the
| > detection stakes over the last couple of years. If it wasn't free, I
| > doubt if anyone would even bother with it.
| >
| If there is a better product than spybot, then I want to know about it.
| Jim
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