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There needs to be an option at boot up time for LiveUpdate for definitions. Please read! I am a Norton 360 user.
I do not run my Windows PC 24/7. My PC is powered completely down when not in use to prevent the board components & peripherals from excessive wear and tear during the time it is not used. There are more than one user in my household and we all power off when not in use. I am am sure I am not alone in my user habits, as there are other people in the community that power off when not in use. I have fast internet, so idle time is not an issue for updates interrupting my user experience.
Please correct me if I am wrong here but when the PC boots up NIS does a boot scan, then windows starts and then user logs in. After the PC goes idle from the user, it is only then that LiveUpdate checks for new definition updates, etc.
My concern is that ANY PC just booting up could have not been powered on for any length of time, maybe weeks for some homes. Not all users are aware that definitions are current or not. Maybe they just assume that the PC has loaded the new definitions and continues to access the internet and quickly check email accounts, social networks, etc. before the PC goes idle. In fact they may hurry to power off the PC and go on with their day. They do 30 minutes of busy activity and the PC never goes idle for LiveUpdate to work automatically. This type of activity could go on for days without getting the proper LiveUpdate automation to update NIS definitions and patches.
In my experience working with NIS, every time I boot up I have to manually run LiveUpdate before proceeding to do any activity. About 95% of the time there are new updates for Norton. Why can't I have an option so that the PC will do this at user log in automatically? Being protected with latest updates before proceeding to use the internet is more important than a delayed boot time or user log in in my opinion, so I would like to have that option. Additionally, I realize some people want fast boot time, but I really want my PC to be running the latest definitions for all users BEFORE they proceed to internet, email, and social media accounts
Please advise if it is possible to configure my current version to accommodate my needs, or if will be implemented in the future for NIS.