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Error: (8921,229) "Unable to connect to the Norton LiveUpdate server. Please check your Internet connection" when I run LiveUpdate in my Norton product

These steps are for the current version of the Norton products. If you have an older version or if you do not know your product version, go to Norton Update Center.

STEP 1

Check your Virus Definitions date

  1. Start your Norton product.

  2. In the main window, under You Are Protected, check for the date next to Protection Updates.

  3. Depending on your situation, do one of the following:

    • If the time is less than one day, then wait for 24 hours and then run LiveUpdate again.

    • If the time is more than one day, go to Step 2 to update your virus definitions using Intelligent Updater.

STEP 2

Update your virus definitions

  1. Go to the Intelligent Updater downloads page.

  2. Depending on your version of Windows, do one of the following:

    • For Windows (32-bit): Click the first file in the list under Filename. The file name starts with the year and ends with v5i32.exe. e.g. 20070828-017-v5i32.exe

    • For Windows (64-bit): Go to the 64-bit Platforms section, and click the first file in the list under Filename. The file name starts with the year and ends with v5i64.exe. e.g. 20090922-017-v5i64.exe

  3. Save the file to the Windows desktop.

  4. On the desktop, double-click the file that you saved.

STEP 3

Download and run Norton Power Eraser

  1. Download Norton Power Eraser.

  2. Click Save.

  3. Select the location as Desktop, and then click Save.

  4. To run Norton Power Eraser, double click the NPE.exe file.

    If the User Account Control window prompts, click Yes or Continue.

  5. Read the license agreement, and click Accept.

  6. In the Norton Power Eraser window, click the Scan for Risks icon.

  7. By default, Norton Power Eraser performs a Rootkit scan and requires a system restart. When you see a prompt to restart the computer, click Restart. If you do not want to include the Rootkit scan, go to Settings, and uncheck the option Include Rootkit scan (Requires a system restart).

  8. After the computer is restarted, the scan starts automatically. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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DOCID: v64447006_EndUserProfile_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 01/05/2016