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Windows 7: Action Center says Norton off constantly but it's on?

23 Dec 2009   #1
dotbowels

Windows 7
 
 
Action Center says Norton off constantly but it's on?

I have an icon that when I click it shows action center: Action Center says Norton off constantly but it's on? Anyway to get that to go away ? Thanks as usual for all of the wonderful help I get here. Merry Xmas to all. Dorothy


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23 Dec 2009   #2
UnderCover00J

Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10, Vista
 
 
Modify Action Centre settings

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dotbowels View Post
I have an icon that when I click it shows action center: Action Center says Norton off constantly but it's on? Anyway to get that to go away ? Thanks as usual for all of the wonderful help I get here. Merry Xmas to all. Dorothy
Are you using the latest version of the Norton Protection Software? Make sure it is up to date.

You can always disable the warnings in the Action Centre by doing the following;
  1. Click on the Orb, and type in Action Centre in the search pane.
  2. Click on the Action Pane program.
  3. When Action Centre is opened, click Change Action Centre settings.
  4. Under the Security messages section, un-tick Virus Protection.
  5. Click OK.
  6. That's it!
Hope this helps.
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23 Dec 2009   #3
gregrocker

 

Dorothy -

Norton has always been considered bloatware by tech enthusiasts.

Have you considered Avast free home version? I've put it on over a hundred machines without a single issue or virus.

It's a much lighter load.

Avast Home Edition - Free Antivirus - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

You can uninstall Norton first in Control Panel>Programs and Features.

Let us know if you need any further help.
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24 Dec 2009   #4
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials is also a fine, lightweight choice.
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24 Dec 2009   #5
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I would ht rid of nNotyon using the Noron renal Too.

Norton Removal Tool - SymNRT 2007.2.0.5
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24 Dec 2009   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Everyone will have a different opinion of what is the best Anti Virus, but if I were looking for another, I would start with MSE (Essentials). I have heard nothing but good things about is and it is made specifically with Windows in mind, and its free. When your subscription is up, maybe, you should look into it.
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28 Dec 2009   #7
sushiman

Windows 7 Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Dorothy -

Norton has always been considered bloatware by tech enthusiasts.

Have you considered Avast free home version? I've put it on over a hundred machines without a single issue or virus.

It's a much lighter load.

Avast Home Edition - Free Antivirus - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

You can uninstall Norton first in Control Panel>Programs and Features.

Let us know if you need any further help.
I have a one month old HP Touchsmart 300 PC and Norton came pre-installed , free for two months . I want to uninstall it and go with MSE or AVG . Some folks are saying it's a pain in the butt to remove Norton 100% . Should I have any trouble uninstalling using the control panel and remove programs ? Thanks from an American in Japan
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29 Dec 2009   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sushiman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Dorothy -

Norton has always been considered bloatware by tech enthusiasts.

Have you considered Avast free home version? I've put it on over a hundred machines without a single issue or virus.

It's a much lighter load.

Avast Home Edition - Free Antivirus - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

You can uninstall Norton first in Control Panel>Programs and Features.

Let us know if you need any further help.
I have a one month old HP Touchsmart 300 PC and Norton came pre-installed , free for two months . I want to uninstall it and go with MSE or AVG . Some folks are saying it's a pain in the butt to remove Norton 100% . Should I have any trouble uninstalling using the control panel and remove programs ? Thanks from an American in Japan
You are very astute, Anti Virus is very hard to remove and if you do not get it all, remnants remain, which can cause problems. If you go to the Symantec site, they have a removal tool, if you use that you should not have a problem. Afterwards you may want to use the free cc cleaner, as an added precaution, but I do not think that is necessary. Wish you the best, take care.
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29 Dec 2009   #9
madtownidiot

 

Norton Removal Tool Download - Softpedia
I usually install comodo on computers I fix for my friends.. it's a free integrated antivirus, anti-spyware and firewall that seems to work better than any of the crap that symantec has generated in the past 6 years.
http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/d..._firewall.html
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29 Dec 2009   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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