My Norton Security app went crazy this morning, around 6AM. My CPU fan suddenly started screaming and Norton grabbed between 90% and 100% of my CPU resources for a solid hour.
And it's not really calmed down. Ever since, for the last four hours, it's been doing a seesaw act between using normal resources for about 30 seconds, then going crazy for about ten to fifteen seconds, then subsiding for about 30 seconds, then going crazy for about ten to fifteen seconds, etc. etc.
I went into the Configure menu for Background Tasks and was NOT re-assured. There is NO record in there of any activity this morning that took an hour, none. There are a few items in there from this morning but none that would explain what happened, and what is still happening. A live update which lasted 7 seconds, a Community Watch which ran for a minute, a Quick Scan which lasted for 1 minute, 39 seconds, an Anti-Spam Maintenance which lasted one second, a Licensing Maintenance for one second, an Insight Maintenance for one second and a Product Maintenance for four seconds.
What's going on????
I'm on a Windows 8 computer, and my Norton product is Norton 360 version 184.108.40.206.