How to turn off Norton temporarily and to turn off Norton notifications

This article explains how to temporarily disable Symantec’s Norton Antivirus. In many circumstances, we need to deactivate the Antivirus for a short period of time to perform activities that the Antivirus for certain security reasons does not allow us. Disabling Norton Antivirus is very easy. You just need to follow the steps explained below.

In the taskbar on the right is the antivirus icon. Right click on it and then click where it says “Disable Auto-Protect“.

How to turn off Norton temporarily and to turn off Norton notifications

Then in the central part you will see a window in which you must choose the time by which you want to remain with the protection off and then click “OK” to save the changes.

How to turn off Norton temporarily and to turn off Norton notificationsNote: It is highly recommended that you leave the protection off for the shortest time possible because while it is disabled you will have your PC exposed to infections and security problems.

Alternative way to temporarily disable Norton antivirus

If the previous method to disable Norton did not work then follow the steps explained below.

  • On the taskbar in the Norton icon, right-click and then click “Open Norton Security“.

In the window that opens of the interface of Norton Security clicks the date that points down that is in the right part.

How to turn off Norton temporarily and to turn off Norton notifications

Several options will then be displayed. Click the “Advanced” tab.

How to turn off Norton temporarily and to turn off Norton notificationsIn advanced options, you will find several options. Click on the one that says “Auto-Protect“.

How to turn off Norton temporarily and to turn off Norton notificationsWhen you do that you will get a message in the central part of the previous one where you can choose the time for which you want to keep the protection off. Auto-Protect is the same as the real-time protection of other Antivirus products.

If even with the antivirus disabled you can not do the activity you wanted to do or you can not open the program you wanted to open I recommend reading disable Windows 10 firewall. 

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