Updating norton caused a script error
Thanks again, Xp User, I thought I was being extremely thick, you have made an old woman feel a lot better about herself not being able to correct the issue. I also had an issue arise with Windows Defender ( kept showing I was potentially not protected and needed to run a scan, even when I had done so minutes before), this happened at the same time as the script error message started to appear.
After downloading the latest available 11.5 MB file version 184.108.40.206 of the Norton PC Checkup tool and installing it, it first updates its virus definitions and then runs a full scan on your system. now does one consider Cookies as threats or are they just over-rated? I am very particular about keeping my PC working at its best – I do the necessary house-keeping stuff every week or month as may be required.I am running version explorer 11 on windows 10 and this problem only started about two weeks after I installed windows 10I find it hard to believe that Microsoft tech would tell you that.Did you ask for an escalation in Tech Support level?This started a few weeks ago, likely after a Windows update.After trying multiple methods to resolve this, I discovered an interesting fact. So my current workaround is to start IE, start a second tab, then close the original tab.Now while this tool may not strictly fall under the class of Scareware, it is at best an Adware, designed to point out existent and non-existent issues on your Windows PC and then finally advice you to buy a Norton software. I truly hope Norton can make a credible tool that every Windows PC user would want to use – something like the Secunia tool which many use to check vulnerable and out-dated software on their PC. Anand Khanse is the Admin of The Windows Club.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP.
Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.
Specifically, the tool assesses threat and security risks, checks if you have security software installed, checks your power management settings, identifies performance problems and checks for security weaknesses in your wireless network.
Norton PC Checkup conducts a 13-point diagnostic scan that examines over 200 PC attributes, to identify viruses and other threats, uncovers security weaknesses that could put your files and identity at risk, and roots out problems that can slow down your computer.
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It's happening with all browsers, and it started on win 8.1 couple weeks before I installed 10.