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View real-time threats detected by Norton SONAR

SONAR provides real-time protection against threats and proactively detects unknown security risks. SONAR identifies emerging threats based on the behavior of applications, which is quicker than the traditional signature-based threat detection. It helps protect you against malicious code even before virus definitions are available through LiveUpdate.

SONAR Protection should be kept turned on always. When Auto-Protect is turned off, SONAR Protection is also disabled and your computer is not protected against emerging threats.

View risks detected by SONAR

  1. Open your Norton device security product.

    If you see the My Norton window, next to Device Security, click Open.

  2. In the Norton product main window, double-click Security, and then click History.

  3. In the Security History window, in the drop-down list, select SONAR Activity.

  4. Select a risk in the list if there are risks displayed.

  5. Follow the Recommended Action in the Details pane.

    This category also lists any activity that modifies the configuration or the settings of your computer. The More Details option of this category provides details about the resources that the activity affects.

Make sure that SONAR Protection is on

  1. Open your Norton device security product.

    If you see the My Norton window, next to Device Security, click Open.

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

  3. In the Settings window, click Antivirus.

  4. On the Automatic Protection tab, under Real Time Protection, move the SONAR Protection switch to On.

  5. Click Apply.

  6. In the Settings window, click Close.

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DOCID: v62460689
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 11/01/2021