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Old 10-15-2013, 06:25 PM
 
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There are many antivirus programs available today. AVG and Norton are the most popular.

The reason why many people have Norton, it was one of the pre installed programs that came with the computer. It's free for a period of time, the Pop-ups appear scaring people into buying the paid version. They must be paying a pretty penny to Microsoft for this type of Marketing.

The reason why AVG is so popular is it's performance. They offer the best free version, which is perfect for internet protection. The Pro Version is good if you do online banking, or open email attachments. Switching over to AVG you can see the difference in the operating speed, it's astounding because Norton is a huge resource hog.

As a technician remotely connecting with 50+ computers per month. Hear many complaints about Norton. When deleting - many extra steps need to be taken, because using the Add/Remove feature Norton remains in your system and re-installs itself.

Do you self a favor and delete Norton, most of you problems will be solved....


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Another so-called "tech" that has no idea what they are talking about. You are about 5 years behind the times with your statement.

Do us all a favor and find somewhere else to post misinformation.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:27 PM
 
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I got the "3048" again this morning so I followed the steps and upgraded from Norton IS 19 to 21. It took about 20-30 minutes. It put some new icons on the desktop (which I removed) and changed the system tray icon. That error appeared about 4 times in the past half a year.

If you remove Norton you're supposed to use Uninstall Norton in the Start menu > Programs.
You shouldn't use Control Panel > Programs to remove Norton, though I've never done it either way.
I have to wonder what you have going on in your system. I've been running Norton Internet Security on anywhere from 4 to 7 computers and laptops for the last four years and I have never had any errors.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:44 PM
 
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I have run AVG for some years now but got Norton on a new computer not long ago. So I ran it for part of the trial period. Different but no problems or slowdown. Since I had subscription to AVG and liked it; later removed Norton and now run AVG.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:31 PM
 
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Exclamation Not that true!

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Originally Posted by Modification Specialist View Post
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There are many antivirus programs available today. AVG and Norton are the most popular.

The reason why many people have Norton, it was one of the pre installed programs that came with the computer. It's free for a period of time, the Pop-ups appear scaring people into buying the paid version. They must be paying a pretty penny to Microsoft for this type of Marketing.

The reason why AVG is so popular is it's performance. They offer the best free version, which is perfect for internet protection. The Pro Version is good if you do online banking, or open email attachments. Switching over to AVG you can see the difference in the operating speed, it's astounding because Norton is a huge resource hog.

As a technician remotely connecting with 50+ computers per month. Hear many complaints about Norton. When deleting - many extra steps need to be taken, because using the Add/Remove feature Norton remains in your system and re-installs itself.

Do you self a favor and delete Norton, most of you problems will be solved....


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AVG is a program you must NEVER trust and I must admire Norton programs are just the opposite. I had installed AVG, and somehow, there was a Troijan Horse Virus in my computer . AVG didn't scan it and I'm actually 80% sure that AVG added it in my system, to see my actions .
After I removed it, I also closed my modem, so I don't have Internet and get any viruses in it (You can get viruses from EVERYWHERE), Until I get a new Anti-Virus Protection program.
I found Norton Internet Security, install it and I found it in my Nero 9 files ! And if it was there from before, then AVG couldn't find it! Weird, but legit for a program that can actually send you message after you've uninstall it about new products. O.O
To conclude, Norton is a great Antivirus Program that can protect you from a variety of Viruses and Threads and AVG is a program that isn't that trustworthy
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:29 PM
 
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I have to wonder what you have going on in your system. I've been running Norton Internet Security on anywhere from 4 to 7 computers and laptops for the last four years and I have never had any errors.
It was from the new Live-Update, but the Norton programmers fixed it with a new update
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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Mine updates automatically and I never saw it. My laptop is used every day, and more so lately because I have been researching products for upgrading bathrooms and I do house searches every day.

I would have expected to see it.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:40 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Modification Specialist View Post
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There are many antivirus programs available today. AVG and Norton are the most popular.

The reason why many people have Norton, it was one of the pre installed programs that came with the computer. It's free for a period of time, the Pop-ups appear scaring people into buying the paid version. They must be paying a pretty penny to Microsoft for this type of Marketing.

The reason why AVG is so popular is it's performance. They offer the best free version, which is perfect for internet protection. The Pro Version is good if you do online banking, or open email attachments. Switching over to AVG you can see the difference in the operating speed, it's astounding because Norton is a huge resource hog.

As a technician remotely connecting with 50+ computers per month. Hear many complaints about Norton. When deleting - many extra steps need to be taken, because using the Add/Remove feature Norton remains in your system and re-installs itself.

Do you self a favor and delete Norton, most of you problems will be solved....


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Not the old Norton hag debate again; please. Seems the spammers follow these type posters; LOL.
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Old 04-25-2014, 04:36 PM
 
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Not the old Norton hag debate again; please. Seems the spammers follow these type posters; LOL.
That post was 6 months ago and you feel the need to respond now?
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:50 AM
 
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Angry Error 3048_8 Norton Online Security

HP Pavilion Desktop / Windows 10 / IE 11 / Norton Online Security Full Featured

On Jan. 8 at 6:30am, I received notification from my system of Error 3048_8 and followed the Auto Fix instructions to run Live Update, restart, Intelligent Updater file, restart, etc. Subsequent full virus scan revealed nothing as I later learned this is a Norton system failure error and not indication of intrusion or infection. On Jan. 10 at exactly 6:30am, I received notification of the same error and the same Auto Fix instructions. However on completion of the tasks, the computer browser Chrome was incapacitated, over half the icons on my desktop were missing, and I discovered Explorer was also incapacitated. I attempted to run System Restore and it failed. Efforts to boot up after System Restore were frustrating and nearly unsuccessful.

The Century Link At Ease Tech directed me to Norton Online Tech John, who proceeded to uninstall and re-install every single piece and scrap of Norton software on my system (NOTE) WITHOUT asking a word of what the problem was, nor what the reason for my call was.

This re-install also failed. Searches of the Microsoft website led me to uninstall and re-install Explorer 11, which failed to respond as required. A check of Chrome revealed that multiple plug ins and two extensions had been disabled and it became viable once again. So Chrome became the foothold with which to begin repairs.

Several entities offer system checks, scans and repairs. So far all of them have been scams to solicit funds. All repairs made thus far have been thru tedious combing of the web and carefully piecing together the settings and software damaged by the file failure.

I agree with the original post in the beginning of this thread, There is no excuse for Norton to allow such a destructive and self contained error of their own software to continue and plague their consumers. This error has been on it's rampage for about eight years, as far as I have been able to determine, but no where has there been any trace of a response or effort from Norton to control, contain nor repair this problem. The full extent of the damage, I do not think is yet known, nor have I completed system and file repairs. However, the next task should be more fulfilling. A courtesy copy of this post is being emailed to Norton along with a copy of the clipboard from my recent adventures with their misbegotten and forgotten love child, Error 3048_8. I should hope they will contact me forthwith, as I intend to go massively public with the information of their Breech of Consumer Trust, Negligent Liability, Culpable Neglect and Wanton Disregard for Consumer Fidelity. Thank you so much for your attention and may your experiences with Error 3048_8 yield inert damages yet quick repairs.
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Old 09-12-2016, 03:21 PM
 
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I just got the error again, for the first time in years. It ran Autofix right away, and seems to be okay.

I never was able to find out anything specific about what causes it.
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