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Old 01-22-2007, 08:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do I disable autostart of Norton Antivirus in windows?

In windows OS.

I just switched to AVG free in hopes of freeing up some cpu/memory.

But, norton antivirus is still running and I can't stop it.

i am logged off, have norton internet security disabled, antivirus auto-protect disabled, but it's still in the tray, and still taking up memory.

aside from removing it from my computer, what can I do?

not sure where to post..it doesn't particulary deal with actual virus removal, but the program itself.

thanks for your time.
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I don't have Norton installed for obvious reasons, but I remember in Norton 2003 that they had an option that will disable auto-protect at startup, look for something like that.


Actually, do the complete opposite of this:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...02101608291506
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I went into msconfig and looked at the startup files.

ccApp is there, which is a Symantec file..I'll turn that off and see how it goes.

Also, ctfmon is there. I've read that it is either a microsoft outlook program or a key logger...i've turned it off countless times, disabled countless times, and removed a few times, yet it's always there. any solutions?

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I don't have Norton installed for obvious reasons, but I remember in Norton 2003 that they had an option that will disable auto-protect at startup, look for something like that.


Actually, do the complete opposite of this:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...02101608291506
Thanks for the fast reply.. I checked that out, however I believe I have already done those steps.

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I figured it out :P The resource hog is gone. Yes, about 80 PF saved

Thanks for the effort, talldude123.
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Your welcome.

Good thing you got AVG running instead, but I would recommend Avast over AVG. Just my opinion.
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I went into msconfig and looked at the startup files.

ccApp is there, which is a Symantec file..I'll turn that off and see how it goes.

Also, ctfmon is there. I've read that it is either a microsoft outlook program or a key logger...i've turned it off countless times, disabled countless times, and removed a few times, yet it's always there. any solutions?

block it with teatimer of spybot
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