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
    off
    * 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?

    Thanks

    Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Keller, Dec 20, 2003
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  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
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  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
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