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Closing Norton Antivirus


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special-one

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Dear experts,

Is it possible to close Norton Antivirus 2006 temporarily while working ?
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Right-click on its tray icon and choose "Disable Auto-Protect". An option will appear asking you if you want to do this for XX minutes or until system restart.
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Thanks Jones, but the point here i forgot to mention that .. i also have to free some memory .. so in order to free memory, i guess we have to completely close Norton Antivirus, not just disabling it.
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If you don't mind going through a small process to do it, just open the Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DELETE) and then find all the norton Processes and end them... Not safe, but possible. If you're looking for another method, Safe Mode is always an alternative.
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I have already tried CTRL ALT DELETE .. but that didn't work .. Norton consider itself as a System process .. whenever you try to .. end the process .. the popup shows up .. that "The operation could not be completed". Surely safe mode is another option .. but it requires restart. The thing i am talking here is only the Shut down of Norton Antivirus, while all other activities are running.

Thanks for your time Knight.
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The easiest option, without causing issues or removing Norton, is to use the PC in Safe Mode when you don't want Norton to run.
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Thanks Knight, Do anyone have any other solution ?

Edited by special-one, 23 July 2006 - 03:50 PM.

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Does Symantec have any comment on this?
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i dont know any comment by Symantec on this issue
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I'm not sure if anyone really has a great answer, but try contacting them. Who knows, they might suprise us lol By the way, E-mail is free. Don't waste the $30 to call them.
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special-one.... The most helpful (responsive) G2G Staff member I have dealt with re: Symantec/Norton is Johanna (G2G global moderator). We have corresponded a number of times re: various Norton issues in the last year or so. You will find few, if any, other G2G folks that support Norton. However, Johanna seems to know the in's & out's of Norton software well (perhaps others simply leave it to Johanna).

I have been a Norton AV user for many years (not a statement of support since I will soon change to another AV software).

In any case, you can PM Johanna by looking for a G2G topic with her name on the list (she has recent posts under the category Internet & Browsers) or by contacting her on her website at http://www.johannanko.net/.

Hope this helps you. Johanna has been very helpful for me re: Norton software.

Keep the faith.... ProEd
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