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Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh basics Enable and disable Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect

You don’t need to run Norton AntiVirus regularly as long as Auto-Protect is active. Auto-Protect interception prevents viruses from moving to your disk, and in Mac OS 8.1-9.x, you can use the contextual menu to scan a specific volume, file, or folder.

If you need to disable Auto-Protect temporarily

Auto-Protect senses when you’re installing software in Mac OS 8.1-9.x, so that it doesn’t interfere with installation. You can disable it, but it is not recommended.

To disable Auto-Protect temporarily in Mac OS 8.1-9.x

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Start Norton AntiVirus. On the Preferences menu, click Turn Auto-Protect Off.

To disable Auto-Protect temporarily in Mac OS X v10.1

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Start Norton AntiVirus.

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In the main window, click Preferences.

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Click Auto-Protect.

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Set Automatic Scanning to Off.

Turn Auto-Protect on or off from the Control Strip in Mac OS 8.1-9.x

Norton AntiVirus installs a Control Strip module so you can turn Auto- Protect on or off without opening the Control Panel or the Norton AntiVirus program.

Turn Auto-Protect on or off

Auto-Protect Control Strip icon

To enable the Control Strip

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On the Apple menu, click Control Panels. Click Control Strip. Make sure that Show Control Strip is selected, or that a Show/Hide

Control Strip hot key is defined.

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