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Turn off or turn on Download Intelligence

Download Insight protects your computer against any unsafe file that you may run or execute after you download it using a supported browser. By default, the Download Intelligence option is turned on. In this case, Download Insight notifies you about the reputation levels of any executable file that you download. The reputation details that Download Insight provides indicate whether the downloaded file is safe to install.

There may be times when you want to turn off Download Insight. For example, if you want to download an unsafe file. In this case, you must turn off Download Insight so that your Norton product lets you download the file and does not remove it from your computer.

You can use the Download Intelligence option to turn off or turn on Download Insight.

Turn off or turn on Download Intelligence

  1. Start Norton.

    If you see the My Norton window, next to Device Security, click Open.

  2. In the Norton product main window, click Settings.

  3. In the Settings window, click Firewall or Network.

  4. Click the Intrusion and Browser Protection tab.

  5. In the Download Intelligence row, move the On/Off switch to Off or On.

  6. Click Apply.

  7. If prompted, select the duration until when you want the Download Intelligence feature to be turned off, and click OK.

  8. In the Settings window, click Close.

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DOCID: v23920640
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 01/06/2021