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Customizing Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh About Prevention Preferences

About Prevention Preferences w In Mac OS X v10.1, virus-like activity is not monitored.

Use the Prevention options to set the level of virus-like activities monitored by Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect. Although some programs perform these actions for valid reasons, Norton AntiVirus can monitor for these activities on the chance that an unknown virus is performing one of them. In most environments, the default Standard setting is sufficient.

See “If you receive a Virus-like Activity alert in Mac OS 8.1- 9.x” on page 82.

If a virus-like activity is detected, it does not necessarily mean that a virus is performing the activity. You must decide whether to continue or not.

To set Prevention Preferences in Mac OS 8.1-9.x

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In the Preferences dialog box, click the Prevention icon.

Select a prevention level for monitoring virus-like activity

Select a prevention level for monitoring virus-like activities. If you select Custom, more activity types become active. Your choices are:

None

No virus-like activity monitoring.

Standard

Monitors programs for the most common virus behavior, such as adding code instructions to a program file. If you are not sure which option to choose, select Standard.

Custom

Lets you choose which virus-like activities Norton AntiVirus monitors.

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