Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Disabling the obnoxious Symantec Norton Antivirus security alerts when auto-protect is off

MCSE World Forums - Symantec Security Alert - How do I stop them?

I don't like the 50% performance hit induced by NAV scanning. I'm inclined to take a chance on leaving it off much of the time (I have pretty excessive backup tendencies); I'll still run my nightly full system scan and the mail scans should still work.

Problem is, Norton produces an obnoxious alert every five minutes if one disables the auto-protect feature. Thank heavens, this works:
Take the path C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\ to locate two files; symwsc.exe and symwscno.exe. Create a new folder in the same directory and place the two files in it rather than delete them (just in case...). You shouldn't get the alerts after this.
Thanks shingirai kanyemba.

1 comment:

Stuart said...

Thanks! A superb tip that worked for me! Norton's AV has been driving us all nuts here since we let our subscription lapse.