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Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« on: November 14, 2012, 07:13:16 PM »
Ever since I won't renew my subscription my videos play all retarded....PLEASE HELP BOB !!!   Thanks.... 8)
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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 07:33:53 PM »
I am not familiar with your specific issue as I never encountered in my IT career, but I would like to suggest you uninstall Norton, and use a free antivirus. Avast is my personal favorite, but there are other good ones out as well. I only recommended avast as its the one I have used the most on friends and family PC's and I am familiar with it.

I do not use antivirus on my own personal pc, but its not needed as I use Linux.

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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 07:34:27 PM »
Simple, RENEW!!!!
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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 07:44:13 PM »
Simple, RENEW!!!!
Not so simple dude....I keep tell'in the bank "that CAN"T be my correct balance man!!"  :'(

Thanks j3ff! btw, what does your name mean?  8)
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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2012, 08:02:26 PM »
As per "da Colonel's" advice I just "removed" Norton(even though I refused to renew) it was still a "program" on my 'lil unit here. The world is a beautyfamus place once again....whew!!  :chef:

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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2012, 10:20:05 PM »
Ain't life great when it all works out?

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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2012, 10:38:27 PM »
Ain't it bruddah!  :chef:
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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 12:08:17 AM »
Not so simple dude....I keep tell'in the bank "that CAN"T be my correct balance man!!"  :'(

Thanks j3ff! btw, what does your name mean?  8)

My name is Jeff Owens. I use j3ff as a user name because I have a better chance on most forums but not all of getting that name. Flip around the 3 and you have an E......

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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 12:17:24 AM »
My name is Jeff Owens. I use j3ff as a user name because I have a better chance on most forums but not all of getting that name. Flip around the 3 and you have an E......
Hey Jeff..good to meet you. Thanks for your advice on simply removing Norton. Colonel Klink(Don) also recommended that to me in a PM and is perhaps why I initially thanked him...was not purposely "ignoring" you my friend. Thanks again.  ;)

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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2012, 07:24:45 AM »
Hope you also took J3ff's word about Avast.  Before I got fed up with windows and went to Linux, Avast is what I used and it worked well.

Norton is kind of famous for causing more problems than it solves.  It can be hard to successfully extract from a computer, but it sounds like you got it out ok.

The skinny about fixing computers: http://theoatmeal.com/blog/fix_computer
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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 05:04:23 PM »
Just deleted 1,400 emails...could that have cause the slow utube deal?
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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2012, 06:40:27 PM »
Just deleted 1,400 emails...could that have cause the slow utube deal?
I doubt it Bob.

What is your Internet connection speed?

Did you try updating Flash?
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Another thing that you can do is pause the video for a while. The video will continue to download and you should see the progress bar continue to move to the right. Once the progress bar is far from your current viewing position, un-pause the video and it should play smoothly.
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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2012, 07:46:00 PM »
Started again...added adobe 11...my speed is fast....warner turbo,6m...gonna break down and call those jagies on the phone I guess man....dang!  >:(   :'(
Thanks Brian an Colonel and everyone else that tried to help...I appreciate, really.  ;)
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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2012, 08:14:24 PM »
I keep getting a notice that"shockwave player has crashed"   ???
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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2012, 08:20:17 PM »
Which browser are you using Bob?

Are you still using Chrome?

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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2012, 08:27:18 PM »
Which browser are you using Bob?

Are you still using Chrome?


Yes I am. Everything else seems to be running fine...I keep my deepoldies radio station going in the background...fine...go to utube....disaster!   been with chrome over a year now and no problemo. Do you think I should go to one of those speed sites and check my Warner turbo speed. I can snap to any site on the google browser though...it is fast.  ???
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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2012, 08:33:37 PM »
Type about:plugins in the Chrome address bar and look for "Flash" in the plugin list.

Is there more than one Flash plugin installed?
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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2012, 08:35:17 PM »
I just went to this speed test site...http://www.speedtest.net/

2 months ago when I switched from DSL to Warner Road Runner cable my new speed was an average of 60M....just now checking it 3 times the high is 30M.... :o
Not good?
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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2012, 08:37:25 PM »
I just went to this speed test site...http://www.speedtest.net/

2 months ago when I switched from DSL to Warner Road Runner cable my new speed was an average of 60M....just now checking it 3 times the high is 30M.... :o
Not good?
Still plenty fast enough for youtube.
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Re: Norton anti-virus is blackmailing me?
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2012, 08:38:34 PM »
Type about:plugins in the Chrome address bar and look for "Flash" in the plugin list.

Is there more than one Flash plugin installed?
gives a "404 not found"

Should I type plugins in the "run" box?

jus tried says windows cannot find...
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