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Kudos0

NS Would Not Start in W 8.1

I just had to uninstall NS from a Windows 8.1 OS. Had not used it for a few days. Maybe some update didn't agree with my system.  I could not get it to start. Rebooting did nothing. Action Center Showed NS as "snoozing" and I was unable to start it from there. Although Action Center said it was off, NS Firewall appeared to be working cuz my PC was stealthed and Windows FW was off. But protection was dead as a door nail. NS was listed in Task Manager but was using ZERO CPU.

Damn W 10 is screwing up a lot of security products as publishers mess with their programs to make them workable with W 10. Emisoft still can't get it's firewall fully functional and advises its users to use Windows Firewall with EMIS 10, Kaspersky IS 2016, which has a major vulnerability, as most a/vs do cuz how they scan https traffic (Kaspersky being the worst), still needs two more major patches to be fully functional (like have a working self protect module).

Installed Bit Defender Total Security 2015 MD. Seems to be working. But I have never had a BD product on my system that I didn't have to uninstall at some point. This year's product is a big improvement but I still refer to it as a great a/v engine housed in junk software. But at least for now it's fine and there have been no major issues reported in the latest BD version.

Windows 10 - Who needed it ???????????

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Kudos0

Re: NS Would Not Start in W 8.1

Hi, hok. Did you do all the usual things like completely shutting W8 down, and disabling Fast Start ?

Did you try a remove and reinstall ?

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: NS Would Not Start in W 8.1

Hi F4E :-)

I do not use fast start and fast start does not effect restart.

I will soon reinstall NS. Last night I was in panic mode knowing I had no malware protection and only being "sure" that my FW was stealthed, but not sure if it was doing anything else.

BD TS was just the only other product I have access to without serious known issues atm. LOL ;-) I forgot that BD screws up my browsing, so the reinstall of NS will come sooner rather than later.

Kudos0

Re: NS Would Not Start in W 8.1

NS re-installed with no issues :-)

Kudos0

Re: NS Would Not Start in W 8.1

Hello hok

That's great. Try to start it up at least once a day to get all the updates for that day and so it can do it's background work.

Thanks.

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.

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