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Kudos0

False Postitive Fixing

There have been many programs I try to install with norton activated that I know are safe,and I have seen other people use without any risks. Norton comes up with a "ws.reputation.1" thing for 99% of most programs I try installing,is there any way to stop norton from deleting certain programs? Is there a way to temporarily disable norton for a few minutes so that I can do something with a program before norton deletes it?

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Kudos0

Re: False Postitive Fixing

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: False Postitive Fixing

Where are you downloading these programs? There are download sites that add questionable things to their downloads. Norton might be detecting these PUPs (possibly unwanted programs).

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: False Postitive Fixing

WS.Reputation.1 will be the reason why I quit with Norton Security.

I personally love it to have hundreds of programms installed. But after my Harddisk got read errors, i bought a new one and copied my Program Directories which works in 90% without installation (on a new windows installation). But this was horrible due to the WS.Reputation.1 check. Programs older than 5 years were deleted by ws.reputation.1. I understand the rejection of NEW programs, but OLD ones? After more than 5 years an AV should have better informations than "maybe there could be something wrong - we dont know what - but we delete it".?

I did exclude the ws.reputation.1 signature, but even then the files were deleted!

I did exclude the whole disk from the scan, but even then the files were deleted!

I did exclude the whole disk from auto-Protect, sonar and download, finally silence! But for me this is not really a solution.

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