How to Disable Norton Antivirus on Windows 8 ?

Disabling Norton Antivirus

Norton Antivirus software protects your computer from viruses and other malicious software. But when you try to install other programs or applications, Norton acts as an obstacle. At times, Norton might result in slowing down your computer. In these situations, turning off or disabling Norton will be useful. Now, let us see how to Disable Norton Antivirus on Windows 8:

Disable Norton Antivirus Windows 8
  • The first step is to locate the Norton icon in the System Tray.
  • In the lower-right corner of your Windows 8 desktop, you will see a group of icons. Such icons indicate the currently-running programs or applications. In case you cannot find the Norton icon, just click the triangular button to display all of your hidden icons.
  • Next, right-click the Norton icon. You will see that a menu of options appears on your screen. From the menu, choose the Disable Antivirus Auto-Protect option. You have to keep in mind that this will be the active part of your Norton Antivirus.
  • By disabling the Antivirus Auto-Protect option, you will be turning off active virus protection.
  • It is now time to choose the duration. You have the choice of disabling the Antivirus protection for a specific period. You should never browse the internet without enabling active protection.
  • In case you are done with the task for which you disabled Norton Antivirus, you can enable the software again. For doing this, right-click the Norton icon once more. Now, choose the Enable Antivirus Auto-Protect option.
  • This is how you disable Norton Antivirus on your Windows 8 computer. If you find that Norton is causing problems consistently, you have to uninstall it from your Windows 8 computer.

Now, we have seen how to turn off or disable Norton Antivirus on Windows 8 computer.