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Old 01-28-2011, 03:06 AM   #1
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Ever since I uploaded a newer version of Registry Mechanic and Norton 360, I have bee unable to update Adobe Flash Player. It acts like it disables my anti-virus and firewall and goes through all the motions of loading the software, but it doesn't. When I look at it through control panel there is no file size posted, it is blank. The OS is Vista.

Anybody know, WTF!!
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:12 AM   #2
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Norton sucks and it might be causing your problems. I had it for a long time and finally got rid of it. It gets everywhere, slows stuff down, doesn't allow downloads and installations and is a general pain in the azz.

It's also a b*tch to uninstall, it really does get everywhere.
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Upgrade your Vista to Windows 7.

Get CCleaner (free) and Windows Security Essentials (free) and dump your registry mechanic and Norton 360.

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Any time I've had to deal with Norton I've had nothing but problems. This computer came with it installed and, needless to say, I uninstalled it immediately. I use McAfee and have never had any problems with it. I also use Registry Mechanic and I don't have any problems with Adobe Flash Player and its upgrades. I would have to think that Norton is the SNAFU with your computer. Get rid of that and I would be willing to bet that your Adobe problems disappear like a fart in a hurricane.
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I use AVG free anti virus.
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Thanks Guys! Norton has saved me many times but has also caused problems that only another copy of Norton was able to fix!!

Wish I knew more about this crap but I'm getting too old to really give a sh!t anymore!!
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Have you tried to disable Norton when loading the program?

I have found that I have to do that once in a while to get a program to load.

(and no, I do not have or want Norton on my home computers.)
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Thanks Guys! Norton has saved me many times but has also caused problems that only another copy of Norton was able to fix!!

Wish I knew more about this crap but I'm getting too old to really give a sh!t anymore!!
Suggestion only here, but uninstall Norton and buy McAfee. I've used it for years and never had any conflicts with programs I have installed on my computer. I've got several graphics and movie playing/editing programs and McAffee doesn't interfere with any of them or their downloaded upgrades.
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I use AVG free anti virus.
Indeed. Best damn anti-virus-spyware program out there IMHO. Have used for years and never had any conflicting problems with software or bug problems, you can even upgrade to the paid version or get the suites that give you outstanding full internet, e-mail, networking and firewall protection.
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I run Windows 7 Ultimate version with Norton 360. Works fine, however, disable Norton when installing or upgrading Adobe products as mentioned above.
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