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Bugs: prefs.js corruption - Norton A/V related EC Messages

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:29 pm
by therube
Bugs: prefs.js corruption - Norton A/V related Error Console related messages


Couple of (somewhat) interesting bugs that users could come across.

First talks about prefs.js corruption. (NoScript & FlashGot store their settings in prefs.js.)
Second talks about NS_ERROR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED errors with Norton Antivirus.

Bug 477934 - nsSafeFileOutputStream (prefs.js) not safe from system crashes

Bug 496825 - Norton Antivirus software triggering NS_ERROR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED exceptions when using

Re: Bugs: prefs.js corruption - Norton A/V related EC Messages

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:04 am
by Tom T.
Is there a particular reason that you use Norton, which has widely been regarded as problematic for some years, when there are several better ones out there that are free? Just asking...
Edit: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=477934
Status: VERIFIED FIXED

Re: Bugs: prefs.js corruption - Norton A/V related EC Messages

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:26 pm
by therube
I don't use Norton
I don't use any A/V
I don't like green eggs & ham
Sam I am.

Yes, the first is fixed in current releases (including SeaMonkey 1.1.17, but not in FF2).

The second could be an ongoing problem depending upon when Symantec updates their end.

So both are situations where users may still run into problems & it could help if they are aware.

(PS: From what I've read the current Norton A/V seems much improved over past versions. And yes, if I were to use one it would likely be the Free version of Avira AntiVir.)

Re: Bugs: prefs.js corruption - Norton A/V related EC Messages

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:52 am
by Tom T.
therube wrote:I don't use Norton
I don't use any A/V
I don't like green eggs & ham
Sam I am.

You do not like it in your box?
You do not like the way it blocks?
You do not like when OS locks?
Your CPU, it overclocks?

"I do not like it in my cube
"I tell you, I am not a n00b
"My back door, hakker cannot lube
"I don't use AV", says therube

(waits for applause to die down)
And yes, if I were to use one it would likely be the Free version of Avira AntiVir.)

This business of us *agreeing* on things has got to stop! :mrgreen: :lol: