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Kudos0

Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

Is NS ready yet for Windows 10 Consumer Preview that is going to be announced tomorrow?

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Kudos0

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

It is probably not 'ready', although it may install. Norton will only support final released versions of a new Windows OS. Even a consumer preview is not the final code.

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

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

Hello

Windows 10 won't be released until the Autumn most likely. Every time a new operating system comes out, there is a listing of what programs will and will not work with the new O/S. Besides, it's always better for a company to thoroughly test out their programs to make sure they do work with it. Therefore, it's a good idea not to rush a company to come out with a product that will work with the new o/s. There are many variables that have to be tested.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

No one rushed Norton to push out Norton Security other than Norton. 

Kudos0

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

ferenz,

Is the World ready for Windows 10 .... or should it be the other way round?

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

I feel strongly that Symantec should be proactive on Windows 10. I've been testing it for a couple of weeks now and I may have to re-install it because Windows Defender failed to defend from malware.

Kudos2 Stats

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

I'm sure that internally Norton is testing their products with Windows 10. I am also sure that they do not want to be in any legal position of having complaints because some malware got into a users system because of some programming problems with either Win 10 or Norton.

As with any beta testing, it is user be ware. Norton may install on Win 10 but you are on your own if things do not work properly.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

chelman,

I'm not quite sure what you mean by proactive. As Peter has said they are certainly working, in close cooperation with Microsoft, on being ready for the release of Windows 10, later this year? <g> But they never release anything as a finished job for public use until after the operating system is itself finished and RTM.

Thanks for the interesting screen shot; nice to know that Norton did catch it. Which Norton product did you use? Presumably the current Norton Security rather than the earlier Norton Internet Security?

If I've missed an earlier message from you, apologies.

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

Well, the only Norton product on the Windows 10 installation is Norton Identity Protection from Norton Security with Backup, which I have installed in the Windows 7 partition. I have not tried to install Norton Security on the Windows 10 partition yet, based on the reports in this forum. So I think the screen you saw it's not from Norton, but from some of the malware/spyware or whatever Windows 10 is infected with, posing as Norton. I have not tried to click on the links to verify. Malwarebites could not clean it. You are welcome to take over remotely and find out.

By proactive I mean to have Microsoft allow Norton Sec to install. So far, MS just recommends to wipe and reinstall, which I don't thinks it's the solution.

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

the only Norton product on the Windows 10 installation is Norton Identity Protection from Norton Security with Backup, which I have installed in the Windows 7 partition. I have not tried to install Norton Security on the Windows 10 partition yet,

I've not used Norton Security myself so I don't know how Norton Identity Protection from MSwBU would get from WIndows 7 to 10 .... 

So I think the screen you saw it's not from Norton, but from some of the malware/spyware or whatever Windows 10 is infected with, posing as Norton. I have not tried to click on the links to verify. Malwarebites could not clean it.

 In that case it would be best, I think, to assume you are infected and take your case over to one of the specialized, free forums like BleepingComputer where one of their technically skilled helpers will work one on one with you to pin down the problem and remove it with the minimum of damage.

You are welcome to take over remotely and find out.

We don't do that as part of the Forums; everyone you have seen here so far is a user like yourself and a volunteer -- those with Guru as part of their "title" were selected by Norton and we do have access to more information when needed. You can get Norton to take over your machine via remote but they may charge for it and probably don't do it for Windows 10 since it's not released yet and no official Norton product is offered for use with it yet.

By proactive I mean to have Microsoft allow Norton Sec to install.

I don't think Microsoft is doing that although it is possible that what Norton (if it were ready for 10) would not find certain files or information yet that it needs to operate; that's why they wait for Windows to be complete and RTM.

Anyway that's the background as I see it. Hang on for some of the others to comment or disagree and in particular to point you to the free Specialized rescue forums I mentioned since that's not something in my skill book! 

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

Do you have Norton Connect Safe on your router? That would give the message you saw regardless of whether you had any Norton product installed on your Win 10 installation.

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

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

I don't think ConnectSafe gives you the option to "Continue to site anyway".

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

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

I don't think any Norton products have ever supported Windows BETA operating systems. Nor should they be expected too.
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Norton Security v.22.17.x
Kudos0

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

Krusty13:

I don't think ConnectSafe gives you the option to "Continue to site anyway".

The image given was probably just a Safe Web warning about a web site. But that warning was not about malware on the computer.

Here is a Connect Safe warning for that site. Although it does still offer the option to continue.

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

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

Well that's not good (in my opinion).  Norton ConnectSafe should block known malicious sites, period!

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

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

So far I think it is ready. I installed Norton Security with Backup and it installed without problem. I'm going now to wipe the partition and install it clean. I'll let you guys know the outcome. Testing for Microsoft takes lots of time, I hope MS would show some appreciation for testers.

Kudos0

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

From what I read on that screenshot, Connect Safe DID block the site. It just posted a warning, as well.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

    I have been using Win 10 preview for a few months with Norton Security and it has worked well. However a big update  on about Feb 20 seems to have stopped NS from running scans when I click it.  NS updates fine but  no window opens when I click full or quick scan. In the Win 10 options I turned off background with a slider option in Ease of Access Other options, so that just a black background shows now. That was about the same time as the problem started. Turning the settings back just now  has not fixed the problem. 3 days since last successful scan. My other desktop computer is scanning fine on old Win 8.1.

Kudos0

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

Hello jim123

Norton does not officially support Windows 10 until it is released officially to manufacturers. Any testing you are doing on your own is on your own. You can not expect Norton Security to preform the same way on an unofficial operating system as it does on win 8.1.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

I just Installed Norton Security w backup to windows 10 preview 10049....

After update to 22.1.09 no probs appears ....

Kudos0

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

Hello

On the last build, it did not install. On the next build, it may not install. Just remember you are on your own using any Norton product now on Win 10. As far as Norton is concerned, this is not considered as  Beta testing of Norton products on Win 10.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Is NS ready for Windows 10 Consumer Preview?

I know this ...and Just try it .. and not use it for serious work...

Thanks

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