Why does Norton Antivirus report "Insight Network Threat" when I download G-Wizard software? Does it have a virus?

Answered Closed
Best Answer

Arg!  This one frustrates me no end.  If you Google “Insight Network Threat”, which is certainly an ominous sounding name, you will discover tons of hits about it.  If you read a few you quickly learn that it does not mean the software contains a virus or malware.  All it means is Norton hasn’t yet really examined it or seen it on enough user’s machines to know if it’s safe.  Not surprising–CNC Machining is kind of a niche application.

This thread is one of my favorites on this stupid Norton behavior:


Ironically, we pay Norton to continuously scan the site and check the downloads for problems.  You can see our Norton Certified seal on any of the download pages.  You would think that service (which is expensive!) would talk to the virus scanner and realize not to behave this way, but it doesn’t.

So the cure is to either put our software on the Norton exception list (preferred) or turn it off long it enough to install.

  • You must to post comments
Showing 1 result


Do you want to be a better CNC'er in 37 Seconds?

Get Better Tool Life, Surface Finish, and Material Removal Rates Fast.

It's that easy. You can install and get results in a matter of minutes.


Start Now, It's Free!



  GW Calculator

  GW Editor



  Deals and Steals

CNC Blog








     Feeds and Speeds

     G-Code Tutorial

     CNC Machining & Manufacturing

     DIY CNC Cookbook

     CNC Dictionary

CNC Projects


     Machinist's Search


     Online Groups


     Reference Data


     CNC Dictionary


     Tool Brands


     Hall of Fame

     Organization: Soon!





     Our History

     Privacy Policy

All material © 2017, CNCCookbook, Inc.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This