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    See http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum89/895.htm.

    Also I helped a friend install Norton 2004 today (what a pig for average users!) - it was blocking some non cj sites (independent affilate co's not networks) as well.

    I looked at the Norton Manual http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/nis..._info_man.html and turning on and off ads is definitely for advanced users who understand the use of the word 'string' and can be bothered to specifically allow ads from an individual site (Some hope!).

    With the number of spam/virus attacks around and the size of Norton's user base this is probably a more serious threat to our business than drive by bho's.

    [edit If the webmasterworld link does not work you can see the cach via google http://www.google.com/search?q=what+...&start=20&sa=N ]

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    I'll have to let Norton know I'm not going to be renewing my subscription.

    But first I have to find a good replacement to use and recommend. Any suggestions?

    Wayne

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    what do you use norton for? I can't believe anyone actually uses it for anything considering how many resources it takes.

    I use grisoft AVG anti virus the free version, it seems to be able to scan MUCH faster than norton - www.grisoft.com

    for firewall my router is fine and I keep up to date with security patches. XP has a built in firewall that I believe is on by default..no need for norton firewall.

    I'm not familiar with the rest of norton's tools but there's probably better ones available.

    Also just HOW do you get spam? I swear I never get spam like I always hear about.. viagra, enlargement etc. I use a yahoo address to boot

    People just need to learn to keep their OS up to date.

    I was turned off by norton by how long it took to install just the anti virus portion.. glad I didn't pay for it as it came free with the quicken program I bought.

    What's next? redirect microsoft update to norton internet security page?

    I can't believe they would stoop so low as to block a legitimate means for webmasters to make money off their site.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>it was blocking some non cj sites (independent affilate co's not networks) as well. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    It can block standard banner ad sizes and also blocks images that come from a 3rd party - due the fact that it has to pass referral info in order to display the images. Also blocks advertising related words on your site.

    It blocks A LOT of stuff and my concern is many non tech users will just think it's a problem with your site and not even realize it's their Norton settings. They will just surf away.

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    My only problem with Norton is the recent developments in blocking legitimate ads. I have had no negative experiences using Norton Anti-virus as you describe, have been quite satified actually and am only interested in the ad-blocking issue.

    I suspect we could have had a totally useless debate about the product long before the ad-blocking issue arose. I'm only interested in exploring an alternate anti-virus program if they do not change course.

    Thanks for your suggestion about grisoft AVG. I'll look into it.

    Wayne

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    Catalyst - so are merchants concerned? Have CJ taken any steps? This is not about the quality of Norton's software - the fact is it is sold everywhere in huge quantities - there may be better virus software but if your site has no content and is using a datafeed or generated links then you will have NOTHING to sell! Sort of ~"nice shop, shame there is nothing in it".

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    I quit running Norton some time ago. It made illustrator run like a slug. It is always messing up one program or another and I have to waste time searching their site for the answer.

    There are some free online virus scanners that work very well. I was getting tons of virus attachments awhile back but since I don't open them they are not a problem.

    Been running MaCaffe spamkiller for about a week and so far I like it. Have tried several others and didnt think much of them. Spam, I get about 200 a day. My email address has been on the web since 1997 everyone has it!

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    kind of disconcerting considering how large the audience is with norton users and kazaa users combined.

    the other day I finally got around to uninstalling norton anti virus and the auto updater and my internet connection broke.. ended up re-installing tcp/ip since no amount of tinkering with the settings would work.

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