How to Disable Norton’s Notifications and Bundled Software

Last Updated: Feb 9, 2024 by

Norton is a popular antivirus software that offers comprehensive protection against viruses, malware, and other online threats. However, some users may find the constant notifications and bundled software to be intrusive and unnecessary. If you’re one of those users, don’t worry – there are ways to disable Norton’s notifications and bundled software. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to do so.

Disabling Notifications

Norton’s notifications can be helpful in keeping you informed about potential threats and updates, but they can also be distracting and annoying. To disable these notifications, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Norton software on your computer.
  2. Click on the “Settings” option in the main menu.
  3. In the Settings window, click on “Administrative Settings.”
  4. Under the “Product Security” section, toggle off the “Norton Tasks” option.
  5. Click “Apply” and then “OK” to save the changes.

This will disable all notifications from Norton, including pop-ups and alerts.

Removing Bundled Software

Norton often bundles additional software packages with their antivirus software, such as a VPN or password manager. While these can be useful, some users may not want or need them. To remove these bundled software packages, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Norton software on your computer.
  2. Click on the “Settings” option in the main menu.
  3. In the Settings window, click on “Administrative Settings.”
  4. Under the “Product Security” section, click on “LiveUpdate.”
  5. In the LiveUpdate window, click on “Advanced Options.”
  6. Uncheck the box next to “Include Norton’s products in LiveUpdate.”
  7. Click “Apply” and then “OK” to save the changes.

This will prevent Norton from automatically installing any bundled software packages during updates.

Uninstalling Software Bundles

If you have already installed the bundled software packages and want to remove them, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Open the Control Panel on your computer.
  2. Click on “Programs and Features.”
  3. Find the software bundle you want to uninstall and click on it.
  4. Click on “Uninstall” and follow the prompts to remove the software.

Repeat this process for any other bundled software packages you want to remove.

Conclusion

By following these steps, you can disable Norton’s notifications and remove any bundled software packages that you don’t want or need. This will help streamline your experience with Norton and prevent any unnecessary distractions. However, it’s important to note that these steps may vary slightly depending on your specific version of Norton. If you have any trouble, consult the Norton support website or contact their customer service for assistance.

Have you successfully disabled Norton’s notifications and removed bundled software? Let us know in the comments.

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