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About Silent Mode

Norton AntiVirus provides many solutions and features to handle viruses and other security threats. Norton AntiVirus displays alerts and notifications to inform you how viruses and other security threats are detected and resolved. When you perform important tasks on your computer, you likely prefer not to receive any alert messages. Norton AntiVirus suppresses alerts and notifications and temporarily suspends most of the background activities based on the Silent Mode Settings that are turned on.

Norton AntiVirus provides the following options under Silent Mode Settings:

Silent Mode

Norton AntiVirus allows you to manually turn on for a specified duration using Silent Mode option.

Full Screen Detection

Norton AntiVirus turns on this option automatically when it detects a full-screen application and turns off when you stop using the full-screen application.

Quiet Mode

Norton AntiVirus turns on this option automatically when it detects a disk burning task or a Media Center TV recording task. Norton AntiVirus also turns on Quiet Mode automatically when you run a program that you included in the Quiet Mode Programs list. Norton AntiVirus turns off Quiet Mode when the disk burning session or TV program recording session is complete. Norton AntiVirus also turns off Quiet Mode when it stops detecting running instances of the programs that you included in the Quiet Mode Programs list.

The Norton AntiVirus icon displays the turn-on status of Silent Mode in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. The icon changes to a crescent-patterned icon when Silent Mode is turned on. Norton AntiVirus also notifies you after Silent Mode is turned off.

You can view the summary of the Silent Mode sessions under the Recent History, Full History, and Silent Mode categories in the drop-down list of the Show option in the Security History window.

The summary includes the following information:

  • The turn-on or turn-off status of Silent Mode

  • Usage of Silent Mode Settings, such as Silent Mode or Quiet Mode

  • The type of program that turns on Silent Mode, such as disk burning or TV recording

  • The name of a user-specified program that turns on Silent Mode

  • The time and date when Silent Mode is turned on or turned off

  • The severity displays the risk level of the selected item

About the Silent Mode that you turn on manually

About the Silent Mode that turns on automatically

About Quiet Mode

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DOCID: v15624542_NAV_Retail_2012_en_us
Operating System: Windows 7,Windows Vista,Windows XP
Last modified: 10/31/2011