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Kudos0

"Problems with WUs alleged to be caused by Norton"

This is what I've been told by an expert (MVP | Volunteer Moderator) on MS Community regarding problems I'm having with my IE11 not being updated automatically:

"I've mentioned this several times before: Norton security software is very invasive, and it's bound to interfere with installing Windows Updates unless you disable it completely before updating."

I've posted here many times about such comments and have not really been helped here so may I ask a more specific question please? Is it possible for me to 'disable' Norton before WUs?

Win10 Home v1803 build 17134.345/HP envy/EDGE (rubbish)/IE11 (RIP)11.285.17134.0/ OFFICE 365 Home Personal/Norton Security

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Kudos0

Re: "Problems with WUs alleged to be caused by Norton"

Here's the MSComm URL: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/ocalendar-oimportcal/livecom-not-responding-again/99ef0524-0379-4b76-9a34-aaf80897c842

You'll see there that even if you are able to tell me how to disable my Norton Security, it won't help me because blasted Microsoft's heads-up warning that they are about to install a WU is given after they've installed it!

This is complete nonsense but what concerns me is that no-one there has ever complained before about their heads-up. It can't be just me, can it?

Win10 Home v1803 build 17134.345/HP envy/EDGE (rubbish)/IE11 (RIP)11.285.17134.0/ OFFICE 365 Home Personal/Norton Security
Kudos0

Re: "Problems with WUs alleged to be caused by Norton"

Assuming you have Windows 10 version 1803 (the latest), do you have KB4457128, the cumulative update released last Tuesday, installed?  If so, you have the latest IE update as well, as these are rolled into these monthly releases.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4457128

Kudos0

Re: "Problems with WUs alleged to be caused by Norton"

No problems on any of my systems with Norton Security and WU.

Here is my version of IE 11 which was updated on 9/11.

What version do your have?

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Kudos2 Stats

Re: "Problems with WUs alleged to be caused by Norton"

This MVP talks crap, he's one of the Norton haters, but alla we will let him. What bothers me more is that he forces bullocks upon innocent people.

I have never seen Norton messing up WU for years and years and I service a lot of people. It is simply not necessary to stop Norton before WU.

So, if you have the right release of IE11, that proves your MVP 'firedog' wrong.

By the way, Norton does not mess-up Defender, it only stops it, because double security tools on one system are not good and can work against eachother.

W10 1809 and 1903 / W10 Insider / IE11 and FF 67, TB 60.7, NS 22.17, (Android 7 with NMS)
Kudos0

Re: "Problems with WUs alleged to be caused by Norton"

Hello. Yes - I'm bang up to date with WUs, including that KB. Some of the experts there are so anti-Norton that they're giving me advice on how to control the timing of installing WUs - I simply can't get through to them that my beef is not the WU (well it is, usually!) but that the so-called heads-up warning actually doesn't appear until after the WU has been installed. They can't explain why, and one user has said he has never seen the heads-up. Does everyone here see it?

PS I'm stopping any criticism on Norton before it's raised in this new thread of mine in MSComm HERE

Win10 Home v1803 build 17134.345/HP envy/EDGE (rubbish)/IE11 (RIP)11.285.17134.0/ OFFICE 365 Home Personal/Norton Security
Kudos0

Re: "Problems with WUs alleged to be caused by Norton"

Hi hvgsel. I couldn't agree more!!!! I now have the latest IE11 update without having removed Norton temporarily. Must have happened in the last WU. Thanks again.

Win10 Home v1803 build 17134.345/HP envy/EDGE (rubbish)/IE11 (RIP)11.285.17134.0/ OFFICE 365 Home Personal/Norton Security
Kudos0

Re: "Problems with WUs alleged to be caused by Norton"

@PhoneMan and SendofJive: Apologies you were correct too but I'd forgotten that this forum only allows one Answer - MSComm allows more - what a pity this can't be changed next time there are programming changes.

Win10 Home v1803 build 17134.345/HP envy/EDGE (rubbish)/IE11 (RIP)11.285.17134.0/ OFFICE 365 Home Personal/Norton Security

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