Turn off or turn on Norton Community Watch

Norton Community Watch helps in identifying new security risks by submitting selected security and application data to Symantec for analysis. This analysis helps Symantec to provide the solutions that identify the new threats and risks more efficiently. Symantec assesses the data to determine the new threats and their sources. The collective efforts from Norton users help in quick identification of solutions for these threats and risks.

You can use the Norton Community Watch option to send information about a suspicious file to Symantec for analysis. Symantec assesses the data to determine the new threats and their sources. The Norton Insight feature uses the Symantec-assessed information to detect the security threats.

Norton Community Watch collects and submits detailed data about the Norton-specific errors and components only. It does not collect or store any personal information of any user.

You can use the Security History window to review the information that has been sent to Symantec.

Turn Norton Community Watch off or on

  1. In the Norton main window, click Settings.

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

  3. In the Administrative Settings window, in the Norton Community Watch row, move the On/Off switch to Off or On.

  4. Click Apply, and then click Close.

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DOCID: v8959380_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 06/19/2017