I can totally understand the pains you’re going through at the developer’s side, Darren. Yet, there is a workaround on the user’s side, and it’s just a few mouse clicks away. First of all, there is no real need to have a special Norton page with older [white listed] versions. It’s much simpler. For example, let’s take the last two AtomicScribbler versions (Beta 1.04 & official 1.1).
Norton AV monitors the download. Shortly after the download it delivers the message that the file is suspicious, and it removed it from the download folder. Booom! So, that’s annoying but not the end of the world.
Here’s what users can do as long as they are sure that this is a false positive. The latter can be assumed when you provide a new version for download. Norton is set up in a way that those downloaded files are placed in quarantine.
At the same time Norton offers a link about details. One click and it shows me the file together with the assumed reason. At the same time it offers me to ‘restore’ the file again. Clicking on it, it asks me whether I really want to do this. Confirming the restore, Norton puts it back into the defined download folder on my hard disk.
There you go. Just three mouse clicks and the file is back to where it was in the first place. Closing all open programs, and taking Norton’s ‘Auto-Protect’ down for installation is a standard procedure used for any new program installation.
Next is running the [downloaded] installer, then enabling Norton again, and everything is just fine. In addition, I usually restart Windows, but that’s just a behavior I have from the early days to make sure that Win reads the registry again. From then on everything is just peachy. Norton AV offers me even to white list the program on my PC, but I didn’t have to do this. Your neat PageFour successor works just fine after restarting Windows.
Same procedure might be needed with each of your newer versions (minor or major updates) since Norton is so slow with white listing. It’s a little bit of a hassle for the user, but actually just three (3) additional mouse clicks after the download disappears. So, in my opinion there is no need for you to create a dedicated Norton page for these particular issues. Educating Norton users on what to do is much easier.