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timboyboy
Posts: 115
Registered: ‎08-28-2011

is it necessary to join norton community watch?

is it necessary to join norton community watch?

 

i uncheck the option when i install NIS 2012

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prasanna_a
Posts: 1,098
Registered: ‎05-09-2011

Re: is it necessary to join norton community watch?

Hi,

 

Its always recommended to turn Norton Community watch to On.

What it does is, it sends the details of unknown threats and detections from your PC to the symantec team through live update.

You can also see an option called detailed report, even that is recommended to be in ON. That sends the DEV team of symantec a detailed report of the unknown threats on your PC.

 

That would help us to fix the threat for your PC and the fix would be given back to all the other users too through again Live Update.

 

But turning it to OFF doesn't reduce the security of your machine as long as the SONAR setting is in ON.

 

Let us know if you need any more details.

 

Regards,

Prasanna.

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Vineeth
Posts: 1,658
Registered: ‎07-31-2008

Re: is it necessary to join norton community watch?

You can install the Norton product leaving that option unchecked.

 

Norton Community watch actually send information about the unknown threats detected on your computer. So installing the Norton product with this option checked will help symantec. You can read the following thread for more information:

 

http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Internet-Security-Norton/Norton-community-watch-Detailed-error...

 

However, as I said earlier, it is not mandatory to join Norton Community Watch.

Regular Contributor
timboyboy
Posts: 115
Registered: ‎08-28-2011

Re: is it necessary to join norton community watch?

guess i shall not join it

 

Symantec Employee
prasanna_a
Posts: 1,098
Registered: ‎05-09-2011

Re: is it necessary to join norton community watch?

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Hi,

 

Its always recommended for the users to keep it ON, but its upto you decide on it.


Regards,

Prasanna.

Atomic_Blast
Posts: 1,135
Kudos: 218
Solutions: 39
Registered: ‎09-05-2011

Re: is it necessary to join norton community watch?

Hi timboyboy:

 

Prasanna is correct.

 

I will help in the evolution of the program.

Personally, I have mine set to on.

 

No privacy worries.

 

Atomic_Blast :)

 

 

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