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Norton security hates modding

As many of you might know Skyrim Special Edition was released little while ago. That got many people interested of the game again and the most fun for me, the modding. That is what I’ve been doing on my free time for days now – until Norton Security decided to destroyt that fun! This file ”insight” just went ballistic and decided to get rid of all my mods destroying hours and hours of work. Nexus Mod manager cannot find any mods because mods are gone!

I’m so pissed right now and I’m quite ready to get rid of this software. It is pain in the...



Re: Norton security hates modding

Download insight is the cause of this and now I'm trying to get it to stop this nonsense and get the removed files back. This info.xml is not a virus.


Re: Norton security hates modding

They are not gone if they were previously installed. They are in quarantine. Any pc gamer should have a system image or a backup of their files. You can restore your files from quarantine and then exclude them. You can also exclude files and folders in Norton Security settings. Keep in mind that several mods are also hacks and keygens. Minecraft was infected with tons of stuff coming from mods. Try uploading the file to Virustotal once you exclude it from Download Insight. You can also submit false positives to Symantec. Norton allows you to exclude files and folders so they are no longer scanned just like any other antivirus. 




Re: Norton security hates modding

To add a folder to SONAR exclusions:

Open up the Norton Security interface.

Select the "Settings" tab.

Select "Antivirus" from the Detailed Settings field.

Under the "Scans and Risks" tab, scroll down to the bottom

Locate the "Exclusions / Low Risks" section

Next to "Items to Exclude from Auto-Protect, SONAR...etc" click on "Configure [+]"

A window should pop up labeled "Real Time Exclusions"

Click "Add"  and browse for your games folder. Don't select a specific file, just select the entire game folder. 
Be sure to check the box for "Include subfolders"

Click "OK"

Click "Apply"

You should be all set!

There is also an area to exclude things under settings/ administrator. 


Re: Norton security hates modding

I've now restored those but it was quite hazzle when 20+ mods are gone and were being removed while program that uses those files tries to find them while starting... That file was removed by file insight. What the heck are you talking about? It is not a keygen = program to generate illegal software keys, in or to illegally obtain the use of the software without paying for it. This is not what I’m talking here. You will not find keygens from Nexusmod site.

I knew that this was a waste of time but needed to vent a little and I’m going to start looking alternative to my norton product. Have a nice day.


Re: Norton security hates modding

Go into your Norton Security history. Everything you need to know is there. When file insight pops up you can click on details. Then you will a restore and exclude. Same with quarantine. Did I say you were using mods and keygens? No I did not. I informed you that many mods contain stuff such as that. Pc's are infected a lot using game mods. As I said Minecraft especially. Every antivirus will have an alert that produces a false positive. Did you upload the file to Virustotal or Symantec? Just relax and follow my instructions. You should always have a backup also. Every pc gamer backs up. I backup my pc twice a week. I gave you all the instructions you will need. Please follow my steps. Add the Nexus folder to exclusions. I was a huge pc gamer years ago. Every pc gamer I know is very computer savy. So restoring and excluding files and folders should be second nature. I am sorry Norton found files that you believe are good. Submit those files to Symantec to be whitelisted. Also add them to the exclusions. 

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