Turn SONAR Protection off or on

SONAR is real-time protection that detects potentially malicious applications when they run. It provides "zero-day" protection because it detects threats before traditional virus and spyware detection definitions have been created to address the threats.

When you turn off SONAR, a protection alert prompts you to turn SONAR back on after a specified time.

When Auto-Protect is turned off, SONAR Protection is also disabled and your computer is not protected against emerging threats.

Turn SONAR Protection off or on

  1. In the Norton main window, click Settings.

  2. In the Settings window, click Antivirus.

  3. On the Automatic Protection tab, under Real Time Protection, move the SONAR Protection switch to Off or On.

  4. Click Apply.

  5. If prompted, select the duration until when you want the SONAR feature to be turned off, and click OK.

  6. In the Settings window, click Close.

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DOCID: v23920845_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 03/01/2018