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Kudos0

What in Norton Antivirus keeps Screen Savers from working

I am using WIndows 7 X64.  I noticed over the last many months, that my screen saver would usually not work (I never saw it on even when coming back to computer well over time for it to come on.)

Today I decided to try the new Avast 8 to see how it is.  Every time I have been away from my computer and come back today, the screen saver was on.  So it seems Norton was keeping it from going.

Is it the idle processes?

Does this happen to other using Norton?

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Kudos0

Re: What in Norton Antivirus keeps Screen Savers from working

On an unrelated subject - I hope you used the Norton Removal Tool before installing Avast??

Windows 10 x64 1903
Kudos0

Re: What in Norton Antivirus keeps Screen Savers from working


Krusty13 wrote:

On an unrelated subject - I hope you used the Norton Removal Tool before installing Avast??


Yes I did. But now I am trying Norton Internet Security and I did a an uninstall and system restore back to point before installing Avast 8.

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Re: What in Norton Antivirus keeps Screen Savers from working

Hope you've resolved this by now, but if not I found it was the Norton Task Notification that delayed the screen saver clicking in and then cutting it out again after a short time. Bringing up the Norton window and going to settings - general - then turning the Task Notification off seems to have sorted the problem for me.

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