How to Turn Off Norton 360
Norton 360 is a comprehensive computer security application suite produced by the Symantec corporation. The program provides antivirus, antispyware, firewall, computer efficiency applications and data backups for your computer. Depending on the nature of the work you are doing on your computer, you might have the need to turn off Norton 360 without having to uninstall the program. By disabling the program, you will be able to turn your computer security protection back on after you have finished your tasks.
Right click the Norton icon on your Windows application tray, which is located near the clock display on your computer.
View the Norton 360 Control Panel that displays. You will see the Firewall enabled and Auto Protect enabled menu options checked.
Un-check the options for the Firewall and Autoprotect to disable Norton. You will then be asked to select a time-frame for disabling the automatic protective services that ranges from 15 minutes to five hours, the next computer restart or forever. If you choose forever, you will need to manually enable Norton 360 protective services at a future time.
Exit the Norton 360 Control Panel by selecting the "X" in the upper right hand corner of the Norton 360 panel. Norton 360 will now be turned off.