Norton Antivirus is one of the popular anti-malware which is designed to secure your PC from the viruses, cyber-threats, etc. However, sometimes when you are installing some new applications and programs on your PC, this software might create trouble during the process. If it doesn’t identify the application, then it won’t allow you to continue with the installation setup. Some applications are necessary so you must install them. Under such circumstances, you can turn off the Norton Antivirus temporarily. Disabling the Norton Antivirus will not have any dangerous effect on your PC. You can again turn it on after installing the application. If you want to learn how to temporarily disable Norton, then go through this article.
Here, we have listed three effective methods, so that you can easily apply them on your device to disable the Norton antivirus. Go through the methods which are mentioned below:
This is one of the reliable methods to turn off the Norton antivirus on the system. You can simply disable the Norton antivirus from the System Tray. To do so, follow the steps which are given below:
Firstly, you need to go to the Task Manager and find the Norton antivirus icon which is located at the bottom-right corner of the screen. Right-click on it to open the menu list. If you do not find the Norton icon, then click on the small arrow icon to open the list. Select the Norton icon.
From that list, you need to click on the Disable Auto-Protect. Then, you have to choose the duration for turning off the Norton Antivirus.
After choosing this, click on the OK option. Now, you will see a dialog box, informing you that the Norton will be turned off on the system.
If the above-mentioned method does not help you to temporarily disable Norton antivirus, then you need to turn off it from the Norton Settings. To complete this method, follow the steps which are mentioned below:
Double clicking on the Norton antivirus icon to launch the Norton application.
In the Norton antivirus window, you will get the menu list, select the Settings tab.
From the Advanced Settings section, which you will find the Firewall tab, go to the Disable portion and select the disable option to turn off the Norton antivirus real-time protection.
It is an alternative method that you should apply on your PC to turn off the Norton antivirus. Follow the following steps:
Press Win + R keys to open the Run box, type ‘services.msc’ and then hit Enter or click on the OK option.
In the Service window, you will find the Norton antivirus application. Right-click on it. Choose the STOP option to disable the service.
This method is all about the removal of the Norton antivirus application that you have installed on your PC. Go through the steps as stated below:
Hold the Windows Home button and press the I key to open the Settings application. Alternatively, type ‘Settings’ in the Search box and hit the Enter key.
In the Settings window, you will get a section of Apps and Programs, double-click on it. Then, you will find a section named Uninstall a Program.
From the Uninstall a Program window, scroll down the page and you will locate the Norton antivirus. Click on the Uninstall option. Now, you can see that the uninstallation process is started. Wait for a couple of minutes and allow the uninstallation process to complete.
Once it is completed, reboot the system.
Now, hopefully you can understand how to temporary disable Norton on your PC. The above-mentioned methods will help you to turn off the Norton antivirus on the system. After doing all the steps, if the problem still appears, then you can get in touch with an expert.