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Manage startup and background processes with Norton Utilities Ultimate

Certain startup programs and processes slow down your computer by running silently in the background and consume system resources. Norton Utilities Ultimate scans for these processes and lets you safely put them to sleep to boost the speed and performance of your computer.

Certain programs and processes need to run in the background to offer full functionality. If you notice any abnormal change in functionality after you turn off a process, you may need to turn it back on.

Turn off startup and background processes

  1. Open Norton Utilities Ultimate.

  2. On the main menu, click Processes.

  3. In the Processes window, click Rescan Processes.

  4. From the list, identify the processes that have High or Medium impact.

  5. For each item, turn off the Processes switch.

These startup programs and processes can no longer run in the background. However, you can open and use these programs normally. After you close the program, Norton Utilities Ultimate automatically returns its status to sleeping.

Tip: If you use a program daily, we recommend not to turn it off. For example, you may miss incoming calls if you put the Skype app to sleep.

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DOCID: v20230411200124348
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 05/06/2024