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See “Keeping current with LiveUpdate” on page 49.

What to do if a virus is found If you receive a Virus-like Activity alert in Mac OS 8.1-9.x

When a virus-like activity is detected, an alert appears.

Make sure that you have the most recent virus definitions file. If the application contains an unknown virus, the newest virus definitions file may have a definition for it.

To respond to a Virus-like Activity alert Select one of the following: 4

Allow

Allow the activity if the message describes a valid activity for the application you are running, for example, if you are changing a system setting. This action is the default selection.

Deny

Deny the activity if it isn’t related to what you are trying to do. If the Deny button is unavailable, the virus-like activity has proceeded too far for Norton AntiVirus to stop without causing damage or crashing the system. If this happens, note the file involved and the currently active application before continuing, then scan both files to check for known viruses.

Remember

Remember the activity if you don’t want the alert to appear again. If the activity is valid for the application you are running and you don’t want Norton AntiVirus to alert you when the same application performs the same activity in the future, click Remember.

This activity is added to the Exceptions List. Future attempts to perform the same action by the same application will not trigger the activity alert. See “Manage virus-like activities” on page 109.

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