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Kudos0

signature update frequency

I have asked this before and have gotten no response, hopefully this time I will hear from someone.

I want to set the frequency that my Norton 360 downloads updates under Windows 10. IMO, it should update once a day, unless Norton pushes an emergency update which would come faster. I have found that my systems are happy updating once per week unless I manually run LiveUpdate. How can I change this? I used to be able to set the frequency, but I have not been able to find the setting in the current version. Would appreciate any assistance people can give.

Thanks!

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Kudos0

Re: signature update frequency

I don't think you can.  By default Live Update will check the Live Update servers for any updates hourly and download any available.  Do you have a specific need to limit how often you receive updates?

Edit:  There is a setting that you can disable Live Update but I advise against it.

Settings > Antivirus > Updates tab > Live Update > Off > Apply.

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/norton-security-with-backup/22.5.5.15/solutions/v15467109_ns_retail_en_us

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Kudos0

Re: signature update frequency

As noted, I want it to update MORE often, not less. Waiting a week to update is ridiculous in my opinion. With the frequency of new attack modes, I feel daily updates is not out of line. With LiveUpdate tending to update only weekly, I feel this reduces the quality of protection significantly.

P.S. the systems are powered on at all times, although many will go into sleep mode after 3 hours of non-use.  Still, they are able to wake up to perform background tasks.

Kudos0

Re: signature update frequency

Live Update should be running hourly as I have mentioned.  Virus definitions typically are released between 1 and 3 times a day.  Norton does not wake machines to run background tasks as far as I'm aware.

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