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    It's finally confirmed (IE 6)

    This window popped up while I was installing some software from the net.

    Is Norton trying to tell us something?

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    Re: It's finally confirmed (IE 6)

    Yes, Kevin, but exactly what is the question. Is this coming up because of the VB script in the download or is it really malicious? More info is needed. What is the download and from where are you trying to download it? This box in and of itself doesn't necessarily mean a blended threat, virus, worm, Trojan, malicious macro or malicious active X code for example. Usually Norton will give you the virus name and the path and the path of the infected file.

    While some viruses and worms drop files named explorer.exe, many non-infected perfectly good downloads with VB scripts will elicit a box like this as will viruses written in VBS that require the Windows Scripting host to run. I've installed nearly 100 and never had a virus/yet. All of Kelly Theriot's VB scripts for tweaking windows, for example, located Kelly's Tweaks and Fixes available along with her reg edits will elicit the box when NAV auto-protect is enabled. Since I knew the source, and checked the NAV log and found nothing there, I have allowed all the VB scripts from Kelly to get the tweaks.

    So to tell if this is innocent or not, have a look at the NAV log files to get more info about the alert message. If you actually have a virus name, path, and could also post the OS your using, it would be helpful. If the log doesn't have these, then what you are downloading probably uses a VB script.

    If I determine there is nothing in the box and consider my source (Kelly for example), I allow it to run once--the only other option is to forget the download.

    Also the ratio of people concerned about viruses who have a Norton product with NAV who never bother to download the definitions that Symantec provides daily Mon-Friday in the late noon or evening (like the new one last night my time) from the NAV Security Response Center to the number who update definitions daily is huge. Many who have NAV have never been to this site, probably the vast majority, and live update is not going to give you the daily updates--you'll get a weekly one. BTW, I've only seen them offer updates on the weekend three times in over a year and a half, and no one believes that the intruders take weekends off.

    Ed SMBP: It's important that while nothing is foolproof, the quality of your antivirus protection, whichever of the many competent services/companies you choose, is heavily dependent upon your daily updating of definitions. Only takes a minute--well worth it..

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    Re: It's finally confirmed (IE 6) - Off Topic

    Hi SMBP:
    I don't want to hijack this thread, but do you know of any site similar to Kelly's for Win 98?

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    Re: It's finally confirmed (IE 6) - Off Topic

    Phil--

    This is the way to Kelly's Windows 98 site if you click the links. It was her original. She's focused on adding things continually to her XP site and spends a lot of time on the XP newsgroups knocking things out of the park. I started saving some because there are a lot of 98 users in the lounge and I'll try to put up some decent ones later.

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    Re: It's finally confirmed (IE 6)

    I'm going to hazard a guess and state that you appear to be using Outlook with Word as the email editor. I believe in this case there is a script that is trying to launch an email object and Norton's script blocking engine doesn't like it.

    Or, perhaps, Symantec just doesn't like the fact that IE works the way it does? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
    -Mark

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    Re: It's finally confirmed (IE 6)

    I'm positive someone posted this a few months ago (sadly, just nuked this hour). I wish I could remember what I said about it!

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    Re: It's finally confirmed (IE 6) - Thanks

    Thanks for the link. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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