How to Fix Auto-Protect in Norton System Works

While Symantec's Norton System Works offers exceptional protection against viruses, spyware and a multitude of other malicious code that could negatively affect your computer, the software doesn't come without a few small problems. A common problem you may experience is the system error that disables the much-needed Norton Auto-Protect and keeps you from re-enabling it. According to Symantec, this malfunction can occur for any number of reasons and there is only one real solution to fixing it.

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Open your "Start" menu from the computer's desktop.

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Select "Control Panel."

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Open the "User Accounts" icon by double-clicking it.

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Navigate through the options to "Manage changes to your user account" and select "Turn User Account Control on or off."

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Click "Continue."

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Disable "UAC Protection" by unchecking the box next to it.

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Continue by selecting "OK."

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Restart your computer.

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Visit Symantec's Auto-Protect Error Fix Tool page (see Resources). Click "Run It Now" under "Step 2" to download and run the Auto-Fix Tool.

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Restart your computer once more to resolve the Norton Auto-Protect problem.