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Kudos0

Boot Time Protection

I got a Norton security alert, which I didn't understand, after installing a patch (something to do with different time durations so I checked  all my Norton settings and I noticed under Antivirus Boot Time protection was turned off so I put it on Normal. I had never changed the default settings so I dont know why or how that got turned off. Also here lately whenever there is a patch I seem to have problems with Norton--I usually have to restarrt my computer at least twice. It seems like there have been many more patches recently than there used to be. Right now my Norton says my computer's protection updates are 11/18/2018 and not current even though when I run Live Update there are no more updates available-----why??? 

Holly

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Kudos0

Re: Boot Time Protection

Boot Time Protection is off by default but will automatically become enabled if Norton thinks there is something suspicious on your machine.

You may have to restart your machine more than once as some patches come in separate parts, each needing to be installed separately.

I'm not sure about the date of your updates.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: Boot Time Protection

Krusty13:  Speccy can get that infor for you, if you wanted to know, but Holly would have to download it and post the log to you, and then you will see when her last updates where for windows etc.

Kudos0

Re: Boot Time Protection

FWIW: 1) 

Boot Time Protection increases security when you start your computer. A boot time scan is a virus scan that runs before the operating system fully loads. This allows Norton to scan files before they are used by another program or the operating system.

To fully protect your computer during start up, you must configure Boot Time Protection.

  • Aggressive: provides the highest level of security when you start your computer.

  • Normal: provides normal security when you start your computer.

  • Off: Boot Time Protection does not run when you start your computer.

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v36662094_ns_retail_en_us

FWIW: 2)

Intelligent Boot-time Protection
We know you need to get to work (or play) quickly when you turn on your PC.  But those first few moments after you boot your PC are crucial: that’s when your system is most vulnerable, and when malicious threats can attack. New features in our software can monitor for threats before your operating even system loads. Detection of such changes triggers Norton to automatically enter aggressive boot-time protection mode, which ensures complete protection during the boot up process.

https://community.norton.com/en/blogs/norton-protection-blog/get-ready-some-big-updates 

FWIW: 3)

Norton made changes in Norton 22, now BASH (Behavior Analysis and System Heuristics) enables BTP dynamically when it detects suspicious files.
If there is any suspicious change that is made to the system, that BASH considers suspicious/malicious, then the product should turn the BTP setting to ON (set to Normal) for the next reboot and/or until the suspicious file has been scanned.

BTP "Off" is default because the user may feel a performance ding, with BTP "Normal or Aggressive" set by default.

Boot Time Protection increases security when you start your computer. A boot time scan is a virus scan that runs before the operating system fully loads. This allows Norton to scan files before they are used by another program or the operating system.  To fully protect your computer during start up, you must configure Boot Time Protection.

Intelligent Boot-time Protection
We know you need to get to work (or play) quickly when you turn on your PC.  But those first few moments after you boot your PC are crucial: that’s when your system is most vulnerable, and when malicious threats can attack. New features in our software can monitor for threats before your operating even system loads. Detection of such changes triggers Norton to automatically enter aggressive boot-time protection mode, which ensures complete protection during the boot up process.


Yes, everything makes sense except for the explanation.  
Yes, "Off" by default reads like protection is Off. 
Norton "Use Defaults" is recommended protection for most users.
Yes, "you must configure Boot Time Protection" reads like user must change setting.
Note: Permalink BTP runs with restart or cold-start, not with Fast Startup On, hybrid-start.


To fully protect your computer during start up, you must configure Boot Time Protection, reads to me, try "Normal or Aggressive".   Just me.

Norton out-of-the-box is Norton recommended protection for most users.  Go through Settings, you'll find multi-position toggle switches.  Default is recommended protection.
Switches for users to set setup Norton to user preference.

https://community.norton.com/en/comment/7250631#comment-7250631

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