04-07-2011 01:43 PM
I have a Vista SP1 that I only boot weekly to update if I'm not traveling. I'll check for the last update after 30 minutes or so and it will be days, still not having updated. Yes, I do have automatic updates enabled and I realize it's a moot point if I just manually update but it is the first A-V I've ever had that doesn't update definitions almost immediately. Kind of the principle of the thing! Is there perhaps a problem? Thank you!
04-07-2011 01:51 PM - edited 04-07-2011 01:52 PM
Check your Norton Miscellaneous Settings for the Automatic Resume Delay and Automatic Tasks Delay options. These postpone Norton's background tasks, such as checking for updates, so as not to compete with everything else that wants to swing into action when your computer starts. The default settings are 10 minutes for the Resume Delay and 20 minutes for the Tasks delay. Shorten those to 5 minutes or so and that should resolve your issue.
04-07-2011 02:01 PM
You should also update to Service Pack 2 for Vista as you are missing a lot of protection that way also and hopefully, you are running Windows Updates and keeping your other programs up to date also. Thanks.
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04-07-2011 03:11 PM
Thank you both, and it would be SP2 then! In fact I was going to qualify that statement with, "or whatever the last SP was." Kind of lose track of those things.