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Kudos0

How to know if Auto-protection is turned on?

Hello experts,

I've got Norton Security Delux for Mac OS. 

I'm trying to write script that should detect if Norton Auto-Protection is on, but as far as I found there is no any additional processes or kernel extensions or services running if Auto-Protection is on or whether it's off. Also I didn't find any files changed using opesnoop command, except the binaries which requires root access.

Could someone help me with solving my problem without root access?

Thanks.

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Kudos0

Re: How to know if Auto-protection is turned on?

Hi Leonido Orlov,

You can go to Settings > Real Time Protection > check out the Computer tab. Then read or review the following IMG for reference.

I will come back when I get the Mac version of NS installed.

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Kudos0

Re: How to know if Auto-protection is turned on?

Thanks for your answer.

But how can I get this info from terminal without using Norton UI? 

Kudos0

Re: How to know if Auto-protection is turned on?

emm... You got me there.

get this info (settings) from terminal (sth like Windows' CMD.exe) without using Norton UI?

Or this WikiHow page@ http://www.wikihow.com/Open-Applications-Using-Terminal-on-Mac may do the trick 

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)
Kudos0

Re: How to know if Auto-protection is turned on?

Thanks for answer, but I think we've got a little misunderstanding.

All that I need is to check if Auto-protection is running using only terminal. I can't just open UI and see if Auto-protect button is switched on. I need to know it somehow using Terminal. For example there might be running corresponding process or kernel extension or service. Also this information might be stored somewhere in settings file (or something like that). May be Norton Security Deluxe has utility, that can return status of Auto-protection (such as SMC state tool located in /Library/Application Support/Symantec/SMC/tools/ for SEP 12.1.6).

Are there any ways to solve my problem with limitations from above?

Thanks.

Kudos0

Re: How to know if Auto-protection is turned on?

Hi Leonida - I will check and revert on this.

Thanks!

J

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