Caution - Norton and compoundinst0
Posted 26 June 2004 - 05:16 PM
I was removing software installations that I didn't put on my computer (assumed spyware, etc) Using Norton Cleansweep which had recorded these installations. Saw an entry called "compoundinst0" and I didn't know what it was. I just knew I didn't put it there. So, I tell Norton to remove it and next thing I know 100 gig of music, movies, digital photos, client files, word docs, ppt's, pdf's, VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING but the programs was wiped out.
I don't know what it was but it wiped out almost everything before I could stop it. And Norton (supposed to protect my computer) went right along with it.
There is some link between Norton and this spyscum that gets tangled up and kills all your data. SO BE CAREFUL.
Posted 27 June 2004 - 10:07 AM
Does this cleansweep have a back up programme built in ?
By using the Uninstall Wizard in Norton CleanSweep you can remove programs you no longer want. Norton CleanSweep is safe to use because it prevents you from deleting critical files. Norton CleanSweep backs up files before removal so you can restore anything that you didn't want deleted.
above taken from this link
Can you use system restore on this type of programme?