How To Disable Norton Antivirus On Windows And Mac

Norton Antivirus is one of the most known antivirus software for detecting threats and removing them from the devices. Besides, it helps to safeguard your information stored in the device.

But sometimes, you can face issues at the time of installing any Norton program or application in the device. In that case, you have to disable it to protect your system from further damage. For those who aren’t aware, turning off the Norton Antivirus is quite easy. 

If you want to disable Norton at the earliest, you need to go through the next segment. 

Steps to Turn off Norton Security Program 

This section consists of the key steps to turn off the Norton Antivirus software from the device. Hence, you just need to implement the below-mentioned steps in the given sequence. 

In the first section, we will discuss how to disable Norton on Windows. Then we will discuss how to turn off the Norton Antivirus in the Mac device. 

How to turn off Norton in Windows?

You can temporarily turn off the Norton Antivirus from your Windows Operating System. To do that, you need to go through these steps:

Step 1: Locate Norton Application

To start with, you need to first go to the nonfiction menu on the Windows taskbar. From there, search for the “Norton Antivirus”. When you find the application, right-click on it. Now, let’s move to the next step.

Step 2: Choose “Auto-Protect”

When you are done with the above steps, a popup menu will appear on the screen. From that screen, choose the “Disable Auto-Protect” option.

Step 3: Choose the Duration

After tapping on the “Disable Auto-Protect Protection”, you will get a ‘Security Request” dialog box. In that box, you will see the list of the applications that are activated in the device. 

Move down to the Security Request popup tab and then tap on the “Select the duration” option. 

Step 4: Set the time

When you will get the “Select the duration” box, you need to put an approximate time in that field to disable it. 

Note: You will get 5 options in that field. Those are 15 minutes, 1 hour, 5 hours, Until system restart or Permanently. So, if you want to disable the Norton Antivirus forever, you need to choose the “Permanently” option from the drop-down menu. 

Step 5: Confirm the action

If you have come up to this step successfully, you need to now tap on the “OK” button to confirm the disabling process. 

Norton antivirus will remain disabled for the duration that you have selected. But, after that, the Norton Antivirus software will again get activated on the Windows Operating System.

Now, if you use a Mac device, you need to go to the next section to disable the Norton software.

How to Disable Norton in MacOS?

This section consists of the key steps to turn off the Norton Antivirus in the Mac device. You just need to go through the sequence-wise instruction stated below. 

Step 1: Find the Norton Icon

To disable the Norton application, you need to first tap on the “Norton Security” icon. You will get this icon in the macOS dock. 

Step 2: Move to the Norton Security Tab

Once you tap on the antivirus icon, the “Norton Security” window will appear on the screen. After that, tap on the “Advanced” button. 

Step 3: Search for the “Protect My Mac” 

After clicking on the Advanced button, you need to know chose the “Protect My Mac” option from that window. You will get this option on the left pane of the window. 

Step 4: Click the Buttons

When you are done with the above steps, you need to apply this ultimate step to disable the Norton application. When you go to the “Protect My Mac” section, you will get four options. Those are Automatic Scans, Scheduled scans, Idle Scans, and the Virus Definitions options, 

However, you need to choose the “Automatic Scans” and “Idle Scans” options form there. Make sure you have switched those buttons off. Otherwise, you won’t be able to disable the applications properly in Mac. 

If you want to enable Norton again, then you just need to switch on these two options once again.