The internet provides many opportunities for those that use it, including hackers and cybercriminals. If you work, learn, or shop online, you are at risk of a cyber-attack. To prevent this, it is recommended to have virus protection that runs continuously. Norton Antivirus Plus is designed to run security functions in the background so you can focus on other important tasks.

Automatic Background Tasks

There are just a few easy steps needed to monitor Norton background tasks.

You can view background tasks in My Norton -> Device Security -> Settings -> Administrative Settings -> Background Tasks -> Configure.

Norton Antivirus Plus Background Tasks

Here you can see a preset list of running background tasks including disk optimizer, automatic liveupdate, and system scans. These are designed to run when your computer is idle so they do not slow down your system while you are using it.

Read more in our complete Norton Antivirus Plus Review here about how it can actively protect your system while you work online.

Smart Firewall

Norton Antivirus Plus also includes a Smart Firewall which will protect your system at all times while it is connected to a network or the internet. This will monitor network traffic that your system sends and receives. It will also block any suspicious traffic that tries to contact or infiltrate your system.

Real-Time Protection

In the Settings -> Antivirus you can set Real-Time Protection options set to On / Off. This includes auto-protect, SONAR protection, network drive protection, and a removable media scan.

To Recap…

Having system protection running at all times while you are connected to the internet or network is crucial to staying protected from the ever-present threat of viruses and malware. Norton Antivirus Plus is designed to keep your system protected at all times while allowing you to work without distractions.

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