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Ensure that protection settings are turned on

Apr 19, 2010

Norton Internet Security is configured to provide your computer with complete protection against viruses. In addition, Norton Internet Security protects your computer against spyware, adware, and other security risks.
The default settings provide complete protection for your computer. However, you should ensure that your protection features are turned on for maximum protection.


  1. In the Norton Internet Security main window, in the Computer pane, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings window, move the On/Off switch to the left to the On position for the following settings:
    Computer Scans
    Computer Scans provides the following options:
    • Compressed Files Scan
    • Data Extraction Limit
    • Remove Infected Compressed Files
    • Microsoft Office Automatic scan
    • Rootkits and Stealth Items Scan
    Real Time Protection
    Real Time Protection provides the following options:
    • Antispyware
    • Auto-Protect
    • Caching
    • Early Load
    • Removable Media Scan
    • SONAR Protection
    Updates
    Updates provides the following options:
  3. Click the Network Settings bar to open it.
  4. In the Settings window, move the On/Off switch to the left to the On position, click Configure, and check all options for the following features:
    Email Antivirus Scan
    Email Antivirus Scan provides the following options:
    • Scan incoming email messages
    • Scan outgoing email messages
    • Scan outgoing messages for suspected worms
    • Protect against timeouts
    • Display progress indicator
    Instant Messenger Scan
    You should configure any new instant messenger programs that you installed after you installed Norton Internet Security
    • Select the instant messenger clients that you want to protect.
  5. Click OK.

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