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Webroot is conflicting with Norton.

  • 2 February 2015
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I was told when I purchased Webroot that it would not conflict with Norton.  Well, it does.  I called and was told that it was a Norton problem.  Had I known I would not have purchased Webroot and that is why I asked the question.  
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Best answer by modela1 2 February 2015, 20:55

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One thing I found was if I installed Norton first and then tried to install webroot it would automatically uninstall Webroot.  I had to uninstall Norton, then reinstall Webroot.  This is where I had the problem of Norton not wanting to load (it wanted to uninstall Webroot).  When I disabled the firewall and other protections in Webroot.  I could go into Norton and exclude Webroot and things seem to be okay from there.
 
In summary:
 
Install Webroot first.  Then install Norton.  
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Great and Please let us know how it goes as it could help other users/members with the Combo! Also ignore any message about Norton want's to remove WSA that's probably built into Norton as WSA will play nice with most other AV's and will not tell you to uninstall your other AV.
 
Thanks,
 
Daniel 😉
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@ wrote:
One thing I found was if I installed Norton first and then tried to install webroot it would automatically uninstall Webroot.  I had to uninstall Norton, then reinstall Webroot.  This is where I had the problem of Norton not wanting to load (it wanted to uninstall Webroot).  When I disabled the firewall and other protections in Webroot.  I could go into Norton and exclude Webroot and things seem to be okay from there.
 
In summary:
 
Install Webroot first.  Then install Norton.  
Yes that is true always install WSA first sorry I forgot that part and ignore the other that wants to remove WSA..
 
Daniel
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Hello Modela1, Welcome to the Webroot Community.
 
I have never run Norton 360 with WSA, But I have run NIS and NS with WSA without a problem. Have you tried to put WSA on Nortons Exclued list?
 

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N360 is being monitored
 
Can you Submit a Support Ticket and they will Whitelist any unknown files or Monitored files and follow what Dave posted above! Also you can set that file to Allow locally if you know if it's good for now until they Whitelist it.
 
Thanks,
 
Daniel 😉
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Shut down Webroot like TripleHelix posted. Then go into Norton and find the settings like I posted. Click configure in Norton both for Sonar and Scans > Add Folders > C: Drive (Your Hard  Drive) > Programs and Folders. Add Webroot Folder.
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See here and click on the little Cog:
 


 


 
 
 
Then Right Click on the Tray Icon down by the Clock

and Shut Down Protection!
 

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Hope nothing serious.  Thanks for the help. 
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Did you try a Reboot? If it doesn't show in the Tray how do you know WSA is Running?
 

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I rebooted it and disabled the firewall and protections.  That allowed me to go in and make exceptions to Webroot in Norton.  After that, I can engage Norton without a conflict.  Hopefully, that will fix it. Thanks for the help.
 
jim
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Hello and Welcome to the Webroot Community!
 
Is it Norton 2015 IS or just the AV? Can you explain the issue your having and can you check here to see is any Norton Files are being Monitored: http://www.webroot.com/En_US/SecureAnywhere/PC/WSA_PC_Help.htm#C10_SystemControl/CH10b_ControllingProcesses.htm
 
Thanks,
 
Daniel 😉
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I was unable to start Norton Utilities to run my backup and it gave me theconflict error.  It is Norton 8504, 104 error and it wants to uninstall Webroot.   
 
I sent them a service request but all this takes a lot of time.  
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Can you set to ignore to remove WSA in Norton that what we tell other Norton users and there are some here? @ Also I did a search and I see it's a common error: https://www.google.com/search?q=Norton+8504&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=P6XPVLi_C-fksASwhYCYBA did you look to see if any Norton Files are being Monitored as I asked?
 
Thanks,
 
Daniel 😉
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N360 is being monitored
 
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Norton will not let me in without deleting Webroot
 
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I would think that with so many Norton Utility users out there that Webroot would come up with some workaround.  I have tried a couple of combinations of installation orders. 
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Hi ProTruckDriver
 
Norton will not let me in to make any changes without uninstalling Webroot.  I submitted a support request from Norton but have yet to hear.  I would like to keep them both because Norton backs up files plus does a few other things.
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Can I shut down Webroot manually and give that a try?
 
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Can I shut down Webroot manually and give that a try?
 
Sure just Right Click on the Tray Icon and Click Shut Down Protection.
 
Daniel
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Pardon my unfamiliarity with the terms, but is the Whitelist?
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Could I shut down Webroot without uninstalling it and try to exclude it?  If so, how?
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Pardon my unfamiliarity with the terms, but is the Whitelist?
With WSA  a file is Good, Bad or Unknown unlike other AV's it's either Good or Bad. Now when a file is being Monitored so WSA is keeping an eye on it and if deemed bad it can rollback to the pre-infection state see this short video: https://community.webroot.com/t5/Webroot-Education/What-Happens-if-Webroot-quot-Misses-quot-a-Virus/ta-p/10202 so in your case the Norton files are safe as far as you know but sometimes you have to contact support to Whitelist the file to make it Good or Bad then it's not unknown. See here the WIN Cloud: http://www.brightcloud.com/platform/webroot-intelligence-network.php
 
HTH,
 
Daniel ;)
 

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Could I shut down Webroot without uninstalling it and try to exclude it?  If so, how?
You should be able to if you know where Webroot EXE is? C:Program FilesWebrootWRSA.exe and add that to Norton's exclusion list.
 
Daniel
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The Webroot options are totally new.  I could not find out where to shut it down.
 
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Go here under Advance Settings and Make sure the last box is checked in the picture and save then go to the Tray Icon to Shut Down Protection. http://www.webroot.com/En_US/SecureAnywhere/PC/WSA_PC_Help.htm#C13_Settings/CH13a_SettingInstallPreferences.htm
 
Daniel 
 

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