Ok I have used mIRC for years, no problems, then I download 7.19 and kaput, I cannot connect. I get two error messages seemingly at random.
One is Symantec Endpoint Protection [SID.2045] IRC NICK command detected

so I assume I am connecting and then something happens

and also Send error [10053] software caused connection abort, but I could not find help which quite seemed to match this problem. I cannot get rid of Norton because this is a laptop supplied by work and Norton is part of the package.

can anyone help. severe withdrawals happening.