Error: (8921,248) "Unable to connect to the Norton LiveUpdate server. Please check your Internet connection" when I run LiveUpdate in my Norton product

To check if the issue you are experiencing is related to a known system problem or outage, visit Norton Services Status page.

To fix this problem, download the latest virus definitions using Intelligent Updater.

STEP 1

Update your virus definitions using Intelligent Updater

  1. Go to the Intelligent Updater downloads page.

  2. To choose the correct definition set, you need to know the name and version of your Norton product and the version of Windows.

  3. Depending on your version of Windows and Norton product, download the appropriate definition set.

    Norton product version

    Windows 32-bit platform

    Windows 64-bit platform

    22.9

    e.g. 20170126-020-core3sdsg2v5i32.exe

    e.g. 20170126-020-core3sdsg2v5i64.exe

    22.7 and 22.8

    e.g. 20170126-020-core3sdsv5i32.exe

    e.g. 20170126-020-core3sdsv5i64.exe

    22.6 and earlier

    e.g. 20170126-020-v5i32.exe

    e.g. 20170126-020-v5i64.exe

  4. Save the file to the Windows desktop.

  5. On the desktop, double-click the file that you downloaded.

  6. In the Symantec Intelligent Updater window, click Yes to continue.

  7. When Intelligent Updater finishes updating the definitions, click OK.

STEP 2

Run LiveUpdate

  1. Start your Norton product.

  2. In the main window, click Security, and then click LiveUpdate.

  3. When Norton LiveUpdate is finished, click OK.

  4. Run LiveUpdate until you see the message, "Your Norton product has the latest protection updates."

  5. Exit all the programs, and restart the computer.

    If the problem still persists, go to Step 3.

STEP 3

Download and run the Norton Remove and Reinstall tool

    If you have Norton Family installed, uninstall it before you run the Norton Remove and Reinstall tool.

  1. Download the Norton Remove and Reinstall tool.

    Save the file to the Windows desktop. On some browsers, the file is automatically saved to its default location.

  2. To open the Downloads window in your browser, press the Ctrl + J key.

  3. Double-click the NRnR icon.

  4. Read the license agreement, and click Agree.

  5. Click Remove & Reinstall.

    You may see the Remove button if your Norton product is from your service provider.

  6. Click Continue or Remove.

  7. Click Restart Now.

    After the computer restarts, follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall your Norton product.

Thank you!

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DOCID: v65564388_EndUserProfile_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 03/28/2017