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Question about Norton Identify Safe standalone app update?

I already know it has been integrated into Norton Security.

Just want to know about Norton Identify Safe standalone app (Version is still 2014.7.11) from http://liveupdate.symantec.com/upgrade/identitysafe/NortonIdentitySafe-E...

So, does this standalone app will be updated in the future?

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Kudos0

Re: Question about Norton Identify Safe standalone app update?

I'm using "stand alone" configurations of the Identity Safe, but a recent upgrade of my subscription from Comcast's "free" version to a "special offer" Norton Security Deluxe subscription makes me want to consider doing something simpler than what I have to do now.  Under Windows 7(x64) and Comcast's version, I had three separate "user profiles" if you will, mirroring a long standing configuration of my network dating back to Windows XP and NETBIOS.  Each machine on my network had three "logins" one for each member of our 2 person family, and one for the purpose of network administration.

This convention has been made unwieldy by the recent Windows 10 upgrades and a "move" from Comcast to a small town "local" ISP service, but I do not want to loose any of the stored identities in the "stand alone" identity safe configurations still running under Windows 10 after upgrading.  Right now it is a PITA to get to the Identity Safe especially if the "user" is set up to use Edge by default.  I would still like to keep a "partition" between "hers, mine, and ours" when it comes to security credentials, but have not figured out how to best manage it using Norton Identity Safe options/tools.

IMHO the "war for the control of the desktop" has made it impossible for those of us with "memory issues" to deal with the modern internet.  I would love it if Symantec/Norton would publish a "migration guide" which would let an old couple stop keeping all of our logins and web identities on paper without "locking us in" to some convention for auto-generated passwords, and unreadable nonsense.

"Retired Cybergeek"
Kudos0

Re: Question about Norton Identify Safe standalone app update?

Hello zundapman

I do know that you can change the default browser in Win 10 to another browser. You do not have to keep Edge as your default browser. You can use either Chrome or Firefox or IE 11 as your browser and then access the ID Safe by that way.

I will leave the rest of your answers to others.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.2.47 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Question about Norton Identify Safe standalone app update?

zundapman

With all the changes you are contemplating, be sure you have a backup of your current local vault stored in a safe place, like a USB key.

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

Re: Question about Norton Identify Safe standalone app update?

@Ray Xu

Version 2014.7.11.42 is the most current version of the Stand Alone Identity Safe (IDSS). As to when and if it will be updated is a question that only Norton can answer.

The most recent information on this version can be fond in the following link:

https://community.norton.com/en/blogs/product-update-announcements/product-update-norton-identity-safe-standalone-201471142

Kudos0

Re: Question about Norton Identify Safe standalone app update?

@zundapman

Let me begin by first explaining that with Comcast's "free" Norton Security Suite your vaults were what are called Local Vaults and are in fact retained on your system.  A Local Vault can be set up for each Windows User you have and are tied to that Windows User Account - what you referred to as "3 separate user profiles".  Just for your information, a Stand Alone Identity Safe (IDSS) can not be used (or even installed) on a system using the Comcast version, or any other Norton Product that includes the ID Safe in the program, such as your Norton Security Deluxe.

The IDSS is a Cloud Vault - info is stored in the cloud.  The Cloud Vault is tied to a Norton Account, instead of to a Windows User Account.  Thus in order to have 3 distinct Could Vaults you would need three Norton Accounts.   Bear in mind that you have an ID Safe function in the NS Deluxe program, so will not be able to use the IDSS.  You will have to create the vaults within the NS Deluxe framework.

Also be aware, you should already have a Norton Account that you manage your installation and license of NS Deluxe from.  I would suggest using that account for the admin of the network and setting up additional two for you and one for the other member of the family.  The "Admin" Norton Account, would be the one that controls the management and license of NS Deluxe.

Hope that is clear.

Edge is not compatible with Norton products at this time, and there are some situations that arise with using Firefox as it only has a limited capability with Norton Toolbar.  I would suggest using Chrome or IE 11.

Let us know if you have any additional questions.

Kudos0

Re: Question about Norton Identify Safe standalone app update?

Is that mean 2014.7.11.42 is final production version update for standalone?

Hope can get continuous upgrade for IDSS  in the near future.

Kudos0

Re: Question about Norton Identify Safe standalone app update?

Thanks for the clarification.  Given our needs, the local vaults were working under Windows 7(x64) and Comcast.  Now that we find Windows 10's Edge browser to be such a PITA that we are using Chrome and Firefox, we are having problems because Chrome seems to also be capturing and playing back passwords, sometimes at the same sites that have information stored in the local identity safe.  My wife and I keep some things separate, and share others, but this complexity and overkill for the purposes of security is about to drive us old folks insane!

"Retired Cybergeek"
Kudos0

Re: Question about Norton Identify Safe standalone app update?

Hi zundapman,

I am not an avid user of Chrome - however you may try the following:

Left click on the three dot in the upper right hand corner of the browser. (Hover over it shows as Customize and Control Google Chrome).  Scroll down on the Settings page nd select Show Advanced Settings.  Scroll down to Passwords and Forms.

I am sure someone who uses Chrome may have more info and will correct me if that is not the way to go.

Also Edge is not compatible with Norton products as the extensions are not permitted by Microsoft at present.  I understand there is some work being done to get the extension permitted.

Let us know if you have any more questions about using the Comcast Norton Security  Suite.

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