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Auto protect automaticly erases my USB flash memory stick.

  1. #1


    haybaywoody Guest

    Auto protect automaticly erases my USB flash memory stick.

    When I attempt to transfer programs that I have used forever on XP, Vista
    erases them. How can I turn off auto protect?

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  2. #2


    Mary Guest

    RE: Auto protect automaticly erases my USB flash memory stick.

    Your question needs clarification. What do you mean? You cannot transfer
    programs. You must reinstall from the original installation disks. What do
    you mean by Auto protect erases them? Vista doesn't have autoprotect. Norton
    does.

    "haybaywoody" wrote:

    > When I attempt to transfer programs that I have used forever on XP, Vista
    > erases them. How can I turn off auto protect?

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  3. #3


    CB Guest

    RE: Auto protect automaticly erases my USB flash memory stick.



    "haybaywoody" wrote:

    > When I attempt to transfer programs that I have used forever on XP, Vista
    > erases them. How can I turn off auto protect?
    haybaywoody,

    Vista is not erasing your programs. Vista does not have "autoprotect".
    Autoprotect is an application embedded in some Norton products.

    Do yourself a favor and uninstall Norton from your system. It is
    nothing but a resource hog and causes more problems than it solves. By the
    way, good luck in getting everything Norton off your system.

    If you are a staunch defender of Norton products for the home user, and
    don't wish to remove it, that is your decision to make. However, sooner or
    later your Norton software will bite you in the ass and you may have to
    reinstall your system.

    Have a nice day.

    C.B.

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  4. #4


    SG Guest

    Re: Auto protect automaticly erases my USB flash memory stick.

    >>> By the way, good luck in getting everything Norton off your system.<<<


    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039

    --
    All the best,
    SG
    "CB" <CB@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:BC97E0EF-4813-4377-9661-9D5438B109AC@xxxxxx

    >
    >
    > "haybaywoody" wrote:
    >

    >> When I attempt to transfer programs that I have used forever on XP, Vista
    >> erases them. How can I turn off auto protect?
    >
    > haybaywoody,
    >
    > Vista is not erasing your programs. Vista does not have "autoprotect".
    > Autoprotect is an application embedded in some Norton products.
    >
    > Do yourself a favor and uninstall Norton from your system. It is
    > nothing but a resource hog and causes more problems than it solves. By the
    > way, good luck in getting everything Norton off your system.
    >
    > If you are a staunch defender of Norton products for the home user,
    > and
    > don't wish to remove it, that is your decision to make. However, sooner or
    > later your Norton software will bite you in the ass and you may have to
    > reinstall your system.
    >
    > Have a nice day.
    >
    > C.B.

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  5. #5


    Universe_JDJ Guest

    Re: Auto protect automaticly erases my USB flash memory stick.

    CB wrote:

    >
    > "haybaywoody" wrote:
    >

    >> When I attempt to transfer programs that I have used forever on XP, Vista
    >> erases them. How can I turn off auto protect?
    >
    > haybaywoody,
    >
    > Vista is not erasing your programs. Vista does not have "autoprotect".
    > Autoprotect is an application embedded in some Norton products.
    >
    > Do yourself a favor and uninstall Norton from your system. It is
    > nothing but a resource hog and causes more problems than it solves. By the
    > way, good luck in getting everything Norton off your system.
    >
    > If you are a staunch defender of Norton products for the home user, and
    > don't wish to remove it, that is your decision to make. However, sooner or
    > later your Norton software will bite you in the ass and you may have to
    > reinstall your system.
    >
    > Have a nice day.
    >
    > C.B.
    If you remove Norton, you can try these programs for a free antivirus
    solution:

    AVG (http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/)
    Avast (http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html)

    Cheers

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