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About General settings

You can use General settings to schedule your product tasks and configure different Norton Internet Security settings. You can access the General settings options under the General tab in the Settings window. You can also configure the security settings of your product from General settings.

By using General settings, you can do the following:

  • Schedule your Norton Tasks.

  • Configure the General settings of your product.

  • Monitor the performance of your system.

  • Configure the security settings.

  • Customize the Silent Mode settings.

Your options are:

Norton Tasks

Lets you configure your Norton Tasks settings.

Your options are:

  • Automatic Resume Delay

    This option delays the automatic background tasks for a specific duration even if your computer is idle for that period. You can specify Automatic Resume Delay duration for a period of one minute to 20 minutes. By default, the Automatic Resume Delay option is set to 10 minutes.

  • Automatic Tasks Delay

    Lets you delay the start-up of Norton-specific programs on your computer that run automatically when you turn on your computer.

    Automatic Tasks Delay does not delay Norton Internet Security protection. You can specify Automatic Tasks Delay duration for a period of one minute to 20 minutes. The default duration is 20 minutes.

  • Idle Time Optimizer

    Lets you configure Norton Internet Security to defragment your boot volume or the local disk that contains the boot volume when your computer is idle.

    When the option is turned on, Norton Internet Security automatically schedules the optimization after you install an application on your computer. Optimization improves the performance of your computer by defragmenting the fragmented parts of the disk.

  • Idle Time Out

    Lets you specify the Idle Time Out duration after Norton Internet Security identifies your computer as idle. You can specify the Idle Time Out for a period of one minute to 30 minutes. The default duration is 10 minutes.

  • Norton Task Notification

    Lets you configure Norton Internet Security to show or hide the notifications that appear when automatic Norton Tasks are started.

Other Settings

Lets you configure the miscellaneous settings.

Your options are:

  • Power Saving Mode

    Lets you save your battery power by suspending the Norton Tasks when your computer is on battery power.

    By default, this option is turned on.

  • Monthly Report

    Lets you view the Monthly Report for the last 30 days.

    You can configure the Monthly Report options to remind you to view Monthly Report.

  • Special Offer Notification

    Lets you configure Norton Internet Security to notify you about special offers on the latest Norton products, add-ons, and other useful information from Symantec.

  • Insight Protection

    Lets Norton Internet Security to perform an Insight Network scan on your computer.

    The Insight Network scan uses the virus definitions that are available locally and hosted in the cloud. Norton Internet Security provides additional protection by using the most recent definitions.

  • Norton Community Watch

    Lets you submit selected security and application data to Symantec for analysis. Symantec analyses the data to determine any possible security risks and provides you the useful statistical information about the applications.

    The Detailed Error Data Collection option lets you allow or deny some of the detailed data submissions. These detailed data may vary depending on the Norton-specific errors and components. You can use the Always, Never, and Ask Me options to configure the submissions.

  • Parental Controls have not been installed

    Lets you install Norton Online Family.

    Norton Online Family is a parental control application that helps you protect your child from Internet dangers and online predators. It lets you grant permission for your child to access Web sites based on the age and maturity of your child. You can use the Click here to install link to install Norton Safety Minder and to configure Norton Online Family. Norton Safety Minder is an application that needs to be installed on each computer that your child uses.

    After you install Norton Online Family, the Parental Controls have not been installed option changes to Norton Online Family is installed. The Click here to install link also changes to Click here to configure. You can use the Click here to configure link to log on to Norton Online Family and modify the Norton Online Family settings.

Performance Monitoring

Lets you monitor the performance of your computer.

  • Performance Monitoring

    When you turn on the Performance Monitoring option, Norton Internet Security monitors the CPU usage and memory usage of your computer. You can also monitor the important system activities that you performed for the last three months in the Performance window.

    In addition, Norton Internet Security notifies you with performance alerts when there is high usage of your system resources by a program or process.

    Your options are:

    • Performance Alerting

      Lets you configure Norton Internet Security to detect and notify you about the increased usage of your computer resources by any program or process.

      Norton Internet Security notifies you with the details of the program name and resources that the program uses. You can set Performance Alerting to the On, Log Only, or the Off mode. The Details & Settings link in the notification alert lets you view additional details about the resource consumption by the program in the File Insight window.

    • Resource Threshold Profile for Alerting

      Lets you configure the resource threshold profile for displaying performance alerts.

    • Use Low Resource Profile On Battery Power

      Lets you configure Norton Internet Security to change the resource threshold to low profile when your computer runs on battery power.

    • Alert for High-Usage of:

      • CPU

        When this option is turned on, Norton Internet Security detects and notifies you with the details of increased usage of the CPU resource by any program or process.

      • Memory

        When this option is turned on, Norton Internet Security detects and notifies you about the increased usage of memory by any program or process.

      • Disk

        When this option is turned on, Norton Internet Security detects and notifies you about the increased usage of your disk by any program or process.

      • Handles

        When this option is turned on, Norton Internet Security detects and notifies you about the increased usage of handles by any program or process.

    • Program Exclusions

      Lets you select specific programs to exclude from appearing in performance alerts.

Product Security

Lets you protect Norton Internet Security from unauthorized changes.

Your options are:

  • Non-Admins Access to Settings

    Lets you access and configure all the options in the Settings window from a non-admin user account as well.

    By default, this option is turned off. You need to log in to your computer as an administrator to turn on this option. You cannot access the Settings window if the Settings window is opened in some other user account on your computer.

  • Norton Product Tamper Protection

    Lets you protect your Norton product from an attack or modification by unknown or suspicious applications.

  • Settings Password Protection

    Lets you set up a password to protect Norton Internet Security settings.

    It protects the product settings from unauthorized access. If you set a password, you must enter the password each time that you want to view or configure your product settings.

    However, if you forget your settings password, you can reset the password in the window that appears when you choose to uninstall Norton Internet Security. You do not need to uninstall the product to reset your password. You can use the reset settings password option in the uninstall preference window to reset your password.

Silent Mode Settings

Lets you turn on or turn off Silent Mode.

Your options are:

  • Silent Mode

    When you turn on the Silent Mode option, Silent Mode is enabled for a specified duration. Norton Internet Security suppresses all alerts and suspends the background activities for the duration that you specify.

  • Full Screen Detection

    When you turn on the Full Screen Detection option, Norton Internet Security automatically detects the applications that are run in full-screen mode and enables Silent Mode. Norton Internet Security suppresses most of the alerts and suspends the background activities. The only activities that run are those that protect your computer from viruses and other security threats.

  • Quiet Mode on Detection of:

    • IMAPI 2.0 Disk Burn

      When you use the Media Center application to burn a CD or DVD, Norton Internet Security detects the activity, and automatically turns on Quiet Mode. When Quiet Mode is turned on, Norton Internet Security suppresses the background activities but continues to display alerts and notifications.

    • Media Center TV Recording

      When you use the Media Center application to record a TV program, Norton Internet Security detects the activity, and automatically turns on Quiet Mode. When Quiet Mode is turned on, Norton Internet Security suppresses the background activities but continues to display alerts and notifications.

    • User-Specified Programs

      When you run an application that is listed in the User-Specified Programs list, Norton Internet Security detects the activity, and automatically turns on Quiet Mode. When Quiet Mode is turned on, Norton Internet Security suppresses the background activities but continues to display alerts and notifications.

      You can configure the list of programs for which you want to turn on Quiet Mode.

About Norton Product Tamper Protection

About securing Norton Internet Security Settings using a password

About Monthly Report

About Silent Mode

About performance alerting

Configuring Norton Internet Security settings

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DOCID: v15978338_NIS_Retail_2012_en_us
Operating System: Windows 7,Windows Vista,Windows XP
Last modified: 07/29/2011