Turn on or turn off Apply updates only on reboot

Certain of the protection updates that are downloaded during a LiveUpdate session require system restart for the updates to work. On Windows 7 or later, all the downloaded updates can be applied instantly without a system restart. However, the Apply updates only on reboot option lets you choose how these updates need to be applied.

This option is available only on Windows 7 or later.

If you turn off this option, the downloaded updates can be applied instantly without a system restart. By default, this option is turned off. At the end of a LiveUpdate session, you see the following options on the Norton LiveUpdate window:

  • Apply Now

    If you choose this option, the downloaded updates are applied instantly without a system restart.

  • Apply Later

    If you choose this option, the downloaded updates are applied the next time you restart your computer.

If this option is turned on, the downloaded updates are applied only after a system restart. At the end of a LiveUpdate session, you see the following options on the Norton LiveUpdate window:

  • Restart Now

    If you choose this option, your computer restarts after the updates are applied.

  • Restart Later

    If you choose this option, the downloaded updates are applied the next time you restart your computer.

Turn on or turn off Apply updates only on reboot

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

  2. In the Settings window, under Detailed Settings, click Antivirus.

  3. In the Antivirus settings window, click the Updates tab.

  4. In the Apply updates only on reboot row, move the On/Off switch to On or Off.

  5. In the Settings window, click Apply, and then click Close.

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DOCID: v73307035_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 03/21/2017