Norton Internet Security 2003 // switched off and could not be turned on again

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by Wolfgang Keller, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    I got the following behaviour which might stem from an attack or
    (which I think is more likely) from a malfunction of Internet Security 2003
    The symptoms ..
    * first I noticed that I could not connect to any https:// site
    * then I noticed that the Virus Scanner and the Firewall were switched
    * then I tried to switch them on again but I was blocked by the password
    feature to do so
    If an attacker would have done such a thing, then this would look the
    hell like an attack - but I'm behind two firewalls and therefore the
    machine is not very likely to get victim to port scans - email attacks would be
    most likely for such a pattern - but I've seen no actual worm in the
    alerts that has such a behavior and I tend to erase any unknown emails, do not
    use outlook and the like ...

    Anybody seen something similar?


    Wolfgang Keller, Dec 20, 2003
    1. Advertisements

  2. Wolfgang Keller

    anonymous Guest

    Same thing last month. I changed the my picture on
    windows xp login/password screen. Changed back to
    original picture and NIS2003 was fixed back. Has
    something to do with your admin account.
    anonymous, Dec 20, 2003
    1. Advertisements

  3. (Wolfgang Keller) wrote in message
    the cause was most likely an update of T-Online basis
    software .. to T-Online 5.00.0047.
    I was told that somewhere in the disclaimers for that
    software update it is said that one should deactivate
    virus scanners and the like ...
    Not very acceptable for a mass distribution software
    product ...

    But I have no final certainity, whether that was the cause
    but it is somewhat likely
    Wolfgang Keller, Dec 20, 2003
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.