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Kudos0

NIS - signed in vs not signed in?

I have NIS and a very basic question: in the right hand upper corner I can "sign in" and after signing in, my user name is displayed. I can also sign out and the program seems to be running still, just text "sign in" displaying again. What's the difference between using NIS "signed in" vs "not signed in"? I haven't been able to find any clear info on this.

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Kudos0

Re: NIS - signed in vs not signed in?

The sign in status refers to your Norton Account, not the security program on your PC (which does not require that you sign in unless you have elected to password protect access to Norton's settings).

Kudos0

Re: NIS - signed in vs not signed in?

> you may Sign In at your product to satisfy Online Vault Login credentials. 
> when Signed In at your product and you link to Support article.  You'll be Signed In and see for example > Welcome user, email@x y z.com
> Settings Password Protection is not related to Sign In at product. 

Caveat:  I'm not Signed In at my product.  I run with Remote Management Off. 

Kudos0

Re: NIS - signed in vs not signed in?

Thanks to both! But I'm sorry I still don't quite get it. If normal use of the NIS does not require signing in, why is that option available in the software itself? I can understand that it might be needed for activating the product, but why otherwise sign in? And bjm, why caveat? Is there some risk in _being_ signed in?

Kudos0

Re: NIS - signed in vs not signed in?

Here are the reasons you may need or want to sign into your Norton Account:

Norton account overview

Kudos0

Re: NIS - signed in vs not signed in?

Kissel: If normal use of the NIS does not require signing in, why is that option available.....

 > you may Sign In at your product to satisfy Online Vault Login credentials.

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