How to Disable Norton Internet Security

By Tim Mammadov

The Norton Internet Security suite by Symantec is all-in-one protection software that prevents your computer from getting web infections. It protects you from viruses, spyware and other malware. However, if you need to disable Norton Internet Security you can turn it off in just a few seconds--though you must have administrator permissions on the computer.

Step 1

Go to the "Start" menu, click "All Programs," select "Norton Internet Security" and click on "Norton Internet Security" in the menu again.

Step 2

Click on "User Accounts" in the left section of the window. Check who you are logged on as (in case there are several users of your computer). If you are logged in as an administrator, move on to Step 3; if you are not logged in as a administrator, log off and log in again with an account that has administrative privileges.

Step 3

Click on "Status & Settings" in the left-hand section of Norton Internet Security and select "Security."

Step 4

Click "Turn Off" and close the window.