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Getting rid of Norton (To Twayne) LightningSand.cfd corruption

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JeanPaulo, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. JeanPaulo

    JeanPaulo Flightless Bird

    Twayne was the most helpfull for my problem, but no one could tell me
    WHAT is that damned LightningSand.cfd file that kept to get corrupted
    after reboot.

    It was in the NORTON 360 directory, but only present after the error.

    Norton (Symantec) was no help at all, so after changing my disk and
    rebulding Win from scratch,Ii finally obeyed the general advice :

    'Get rid of Norton'

    Well, I did on Feb 2, and instead used Avira Antivir.

    Since then, NOT ANY PROBLEMS !!!

    More, now the system stops in less than 1 minute (instead of 3), with
    no error messages, and Avira found more than 30 'dormant' virus or
    trojans (but not any active).

    Jean-Paulo
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    One hopes you ran the Norton Removal Tool before you installed Avira
    AntiVir, yes?

    JeanPaulo wrote:
    > Twayne was the most helpfull for my problem, but no one could tell me
    > WHAT is that damned LightningSand.cfd file that kept to get corrupted
    > after reboot.
    >
    > It was in the NORTON 360 directory, but only present after the error.
    >
    > Norton (Symantec) was no help at all, so after changing my disk and
    > rebulding Win from scratch,Ii finally obeyed the general advice :
    >
    > 'Get rid of Norton'
    >
    > Well, I did on Feb 2, and instead used Avira Antivir.
    >
    > Since then, NOT ANY PROBLEMS !!!
    >
    > More, now the system stops in less than 1 minute (instead of 3), with
    > no error messages, and Avira found more than 30 'dormant' virus or
    > trojans (but not any active).
    >
    > Jean-Paulo
     
  3. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:eUFJB6LsKHA.4360@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl,
    PA Bear [MS MVP] <PABearMVP@gmail.com> typed:
    > One hopes you ran the Norton Removal Tool before you installed Avira
    > AntiVir, yes?
    >
    > JeanPaulo wrote:
    >> Twayne was the most helpfull for my problem, but no one could tell me
    >> WHAT is that damned LightningSand.cfd file that kept to get corrupted
    >> after reboot.
    >>
    >> It was in the NORTON 360 directory, but only present after the error.
    >>
    >> Norton (Symantec) was no help at all, so after changing my disk and
    >> rebulding Win from scratch,Ii finally obeyed the general advice :
    >>
    >> 'Get rid of Norton'
    >>
    >> Well, I did on Feb 2, and instead used Avira Antivir.
    >>
    >> Since then, NOT ANY PROBLEMS !!!
    >>
    >> More, now the system stops in less than 1 minute (instead of 3), with
    >> no error messages, and Avira found more than 30 'dormant' virus or
    >> trojans (but not any active).
    >>
    >> Jean-Paulo


    Avira seems to be a decent tool, but use caution: it sometimes mis-ID's
    "rogue" files and offers them up for deleteion. In my case it was a
    setup.exe file.

    And realize that the Norton removal tool removes ALL NOrton programs on the
    computer, not just one of them. So if you use Ghost, etc, you'll have to
    reinstall it/them.


    --
    --
    Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
    through personal experience does not become a
    part of the moral tissue.
     
  4. David H. Lipman

    David H. Lipman Flightless Bird

    From: "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net>

    | In news:eUFJB6LsKHA.4360@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl,
    | PA Bear [MS MVP] <PABearMVP@gmail.com> typed:
    >> One hopes you ran the Norton Removal Tool before you installed Avira
    >> AntiVir, yes?


    >> JeanPaulo wrote:
    >>> Twayne was the most helpfull for my problem, but no one could tell me
    >>> WHAT is that damned LightningSand.cfd file that kept to get corrupted
    >>> after reboot.


    >>> It was in the NORTON 360 directory, but only present after the error.


    >>> Norton (Symantec) was no help at all, so after changing my disk and
    >>> rebulding Win from scratch,Ii finally obeyed the general advice :


    >>> 'Get rid of Norton'


    >>> Well, I did on Feb 2, and instead used Avira Antivir.


    >>> Since then, NOT ANY PROBLEMS !!!


    >>> More, now the system stops in less than 1 minute (instead of 3), with
    >>> no error messages, and Avira found more than 30 'dormant' virus or
    >>> trojans (but not any active).


    >>> Jean-Paulo


    | Avira seems to be a decent tool, but use caution: it sometimes mis-ID's
    | "rogue" files and offers them up for deleteion. In my case it was a
    | setup.exe file.

    < snip >

    That's what a quarantine is for.

    If the file is falsely accused of being malicious, it can be restored from quarantine.


    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
     
  5. JeanPaulo

    JeanPaulo Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:18:41 -0500, "PA Bear [MS MVP]"
    <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:

    >One hopes you ran the Norton Removal Tool before you installed Avira
    >AntiVir, yes?
    >

    That was the only positive thing that Norton support told me !
     
  6. JeanPaulo

    JeanPaulo Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:40:48 -0500, "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net>
    wrote:


    >
    >Avira seems to be a decent tool, but use caution: it sometimes mis-ID's
    >"rogue" files and offers them up for deleteion. In my case it was a
    >setup.exe file.
    >
    >And realize that the Norton removal tool removes ALL NOrton programs on the
    >computer, not just one of them. So if you use Ghost, etc, you'll have to
    >reinstall it/them.
    >
    >
    >--


    I used to be a fan of Norton, but recently I only used 360.

    I agree that Avira seems to have more false positives that Norton. But
    it is so much faster !

    My setting is to always ask before removing.

    It is a pity that none of the current AV tries to remove the virus,
    not the file containing it.
     
  7. David H. Lipman

    David H. Lipman Flightless Bird

    From: "JeanPaulo" <jean.paulo.bidon@free.fr>

    | On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:40:48 -0500, "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net>
    | wrote:



    >>Avira seems to be a decent tool, but use caution: it sometimes mis-ID's
    >>"rogue" files and offers them up for deleteion. In my case it was a
    >>setup.exe file.


    >>And realize that the Norton removal tool removes ALL NOrton programs on the
    >>computer, not just one of them. So if you use Ghost, etc, you'll have to
    >>reinstall it/them.



    >>--


    | I used to be a fan of Norton, but recently I only used 360.

    | I agree that Avira seems to have more false positives that Norton. But
    | it is so much faster !

    | My setting is to always ask before removing.

    | It is a pity that none of the current AV tries to remove the virus,
    | not the file containing it.

    Because very FEW are file infecting viruses !

    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
     
  8. JeanPaulo

    JeanPaulo Flightless Bird

    Re: Getting rid of Norton Symantec accept reimbursment.

    On Fri, 19 Feb 2010 06:02:05 +0100, JeanPaulo
    <jean.paulo.bidon@free.fr> wrote:

    >On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:18:41 -0500, "PA Bear [MS MVP]"
    ><PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>One hopes you ran the Norton Removal Tool before you installed Avira
    >>AntiVir, yes?
    >>

    >That was the only positive thing that Norton support told me !


    Another positiv point for them. After my request, they are
    re-imbursing the cost of the package. Nice....
     
  9. smlunatick

    smlunatick Flightless Bird

    Re: Getting rid of Norton (To Twayne) LightningSand.cfd corruption

    On Feb 19, 5:05 am, JeanPaulo <jean.paulo.bi...@free.fr> wrote:
    > On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:40:48 -0500, "Twayne" <nob...@spamcop.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > >Avira seems to be a decent tool, but use caution: it sometimes mis-ID's
    > >"rogue" files and offers them up for deleteion. In my case it was a
    > >setup.exe file.

    >
    > >And realize that the Norton removal tool removes ALL NOrton programs on the
    > >computer, not just one of them. So if you use Ghost, etc, you'll have to
    > >reinstall it/them.

    >
    > >--

    >
    > I used to be a fan of Norton, but recently I only used 360.
    >
    > I agree that Avira seems to have more false positives that Norton. But
    > it is so much faster !
    >
    > My setting is to always ask before removing.
    >
    > It is a pity that none of the current AV tries to remove the virus,
    > not the file containing it.


    I too was a fan of the Norton security products, until March 2009. I
    lost complete Internet access with NIS 2009 installed. Once I finally
    got my access back, NIS 2009 was not working. I then contacted the
    on-line support and then the agent "yanked" NIS 2009 with their
    removal tool. Of course this then completely crashed my Windows XP.
    One month to repair my install and then a complaint was filed. No
    Norton security product ever again!
     

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