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Kudos0

My history shows that every 4 seconds a threat is attempted and blocked?

My laptop has been really slow for awhile so I ran all kinds of scans and optimization tools. Still slow. I checked the Norton recent history and it shows that every 4-5 seconds an "Unauthorized Access" is attempted. I've tried putting my computer back to factory defaults, but I still have the same problem. How do I get this to stop? I also ran the Power Eraser, but it showed no issues.

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Kudos0

Re: My history shows that every 4 seconds a threat is attempted and blocked?

Time to visit one of the free malware removal sites, where an expert will check your system.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ (link is external)
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/ (link is external)
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/ (link is external)
http://www.whatthetech.com/ (link is external)

Pick one,and stay with that expert until your system is declared clean.Don't attempt any more self fixing.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: My history shows that every 4 seconds a threat is attempted and blocked?

I just had a Norton tech check my computer and it was clean. Thank you though

Kudos1 Stats

Re: My history shows that every 4 seconds a threat is attempted and blocked?

"Unauthorized Access" events are almost always harmless.  They are the results of Norton Product Tamper Protection, which blocks any outside access to Norton files or processes.  The access attempts are usually from legitimate programs, or sometimes even Windows processes, and can be completely disregarded, unless the actor shown in the log is known to be malicious.  These sorts of blocks are pretty normal and commonplace.  It would be very surprising if the log entries you are seeing are related to slowing the computer.

When you say the computer is slow, do you mean all functions take an undue amount of time, or only that certain tasks seem slow?

Kudos0

Re: My history shows that every 4 seconds a threat is attempted and blocked?

Everything is slow. even after factory reset.

Kudos0

Re: My history shows that every 4 seconds a threat is attempted and blocked?

Hello

Does it say anything in Unresolved Security Risks or Resolved Risks? Do you have any other real time security programs running? Have you run Live Update and restarted your computer?

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: My history shows that every 4 seconds a threat is attempted and blocked?

No Resolved or Unresolved risks. No other security programs. I run Live Update frequently.

Kudos0

Re: My history shows that every 4 seconds a threat is attempted and blocked?

Try a reinstall using the Norton remove and Reinstall Tool. That will give you a clean install.    http://www.norton.com/nrnr

If used, please read the Before you begin note, and run Live Update until no more are found, and then restart.

Let us know how you go.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: My history shows that every 4 seconds a threat is attempted and blocked?

Silly as it seems, turns out the onscreen keyboard was the issue lol. That's not what's slowing the laptop down, but it was what was causing all the  "Unauthorized Access" notifications.

Kudos0

Re: My history shows that every 4 seconds a threat is attempted and blocked?

Hello

Yes, the onscreen keyboard is part of Windows. Any part of Windows which would try to touch your Norton product would cause the Unauthorized Access notifications as SendOfJive has mentioned in his post.

A part of your issue is now solved.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: My history shows that every 4 seconds a threat is attempted and blocked?

@crystalchapman96:

For more case studies, you may read:

As to your computer slowdown, have you checked the Processes tab in Task Manager, and your system for potentially unwanted/known programs (even you've reset/restored your system recently)? And, have you thoroughly scanned your system in its Safe Mode using an up-to-date Norton software? 

WTM is a straightforward way to tell you what was/is eating up your CPU/RAM. Sometimes, pending updates could also cause high CPU usage.

For more info, you may Chat with Norton Support.

Please post back if this or any other comment solves your problem. THX...

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