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Kudos0

Norton WiFi Privacy not running on startup in Windows 7

I have Norton WiFi Privacy (NWFP) running on a laptop (Alienware M17xR2) under 64-bit Win 7 Ultimate.

NWFP is set (from within the app interface) to run on startup, the NWFP service is shown in Computer Management as set to "auto" and the service is listed as "started" when I check it after starting the computer.

Nevertheless, the program does not actually seem to be running automatically on startup. My reasons for thinking it is not running are

  • the icon that appears when NWFP is running is absent from the notification area of the task bar [despite its properties having been changed from the default "only show notifications" to "show icon and notifications"];
  • I am also running Norton 360 and it does not list NWFP as a startup program in Startup Manager; and
  • when I run NWFP manually after startup, it behaves as though it is not already running (ie it sometimes - but not always - requires me to log in to my Norton account, the NWFP icon then appears in the Notification Area, and NWFP initially indicates that the VPN is off and then changes to VPN on).

I have the latest version of NWFP, fully updated Win 7 and the latest versions of all drivers (except for the audio driver because the latest one from Windows Update stopped my audio working and I had to roll back the driver).

Any suggestions?

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Kudos0

Re: Norton WiFi Privacy not running on startup in Windows 7

  • the icon that appears when NWFP is running is absent from the notification area of the task bar [despite its properties having been changed from the default "only show notifications" to "show icon and notifications"];
    Have you checked the hidden system tray icons to see if it is there? 
  • I am also running Norton 360 and it does not list NWFP as a startup program in Startup Manager; and
    Did you check msconfig to see if it shows there in the Startup tab?
  • when I run NWFP manually after startup, it behaves as though it is not already running (ie it sometimes - but not always - requires me to log in to my Norton account, the NWFP icon then appears in the Notification Area, and NWFP initially indicates that the VPN is off and then changes to VPN on).
    Try Changing the setting for Launch at Startup to off. Restart your computer, then reset the Launch at startp and restart to test again.
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