posted on Aug, 13 2013 @ 08:22 AM
Originally posted by EA006
I've just cleared the cache on my browser - Google chrome - and tried to open the ATS homepage. It's been running slowly lately but when i opened
the page i got a message from Norton telling me it's a known phishing page and tried to block me. I tried again, same thing happened. It's working
now as i've logged in Incognito.
Is this happening to anyone else??
Oh, wow....two issues I see - Google and Norton.
I would recommend ANYTHING but Norton. I could talk for a week about major issues with that company. It's not what it used to be, and is more of a
virus than a virus blocker. Seriously. I had it some time back, and had constant and major issues with my system. After many months of frustration,
high level tech people looking into things, etc., Norton was found to be the problem. The blasted thing literally blocked critical Windows security
updates, and the company told me that those "interfered" with their program. Removed it, spent a LONG time hunting down little wormy traces it
left, and replaced it with Kaspersky, and no issues with the system since. MANY high level computer people, including several I know personally,
recommend not using Norton.
Google - where do I start? Simply, they invade your privacy, bypass security settings, and are a menace. Firefox is great, and there are better
search engines. As already suggested, DuckDuckGo is a decent one. They don't track AT ALL. There are many others as well.
I haven't seen the issue that you describe at all. I do get warnings from the Kaspersky, too, and considering what Norton did to the system, I would
not trust them. If you do dump Norton, you will want a real cleanup of your system. If you aren't able yourself to check the registry for traces,
find someone that can, and be sure to get out all the pieces. Searches for not only "Norton", but "Symantec" will be needed. Even their supposed
"removal tool", claimed to get it all out, won't do it. I actually have all google cookies blocked on my browser, after finding that they added
them even when third party ones were supposedly not allowed, and I didn't visit any google sites.