Whenever we talk about security software, Norton antivirus never left behind. You can say it is the most globally known antivirus program which has maximum numbers of satisfied customers. Norton not only has a huge name but also provides advanced tools which make it one of the most reliable and robust antivirus programs in the world. But like other software, you may get few bugs on this antivirus. If we talk about issues, Norton Security Live Update Failed is a common type of error which is faced by many Norton users. But this error can be fixed by using a few simple steps.
Here we have mentioned some common solutions for fixing Norton Live Update Not Working Windows 10 error
Disable Windows Defender
If you are using Windows 10, you will get inbuilt security software in your device which is known as Windows Defender. But as you know, multiple security software programs can create various conflicting issues. As Windows Defender is inbuilt antivirus but usually it does not create conflict with third-party security software programs. But there are cases where Windows Defender is creating certain issues for other antivirus programs. If your Norton Antivirus Live Update is not working then you should try disabling Windows Defender. Follow the steps given below for disabling Windows defender:
- Go to Windows Search bar
- Type regedit
- Hit the Enter button
- Go to Microsoft Windows Defender
- Click on Disable AntiSpyware
- Enter value 1
- If you don’t get any file then click on New DWORD 32 Value
- Now set the value as 1
- Close Registry Editor
- Restart your device
- Now try to do Norton Live Update; if you getting the same error again then you should try some other solutions.
Reinstall Norton Antivirus
You can also get errors if your program files get corrupted. The program files corruption can occur due to deletion of program files or malware infection. The best way for fixing this error can be reinstalling Norton antivirus. You can use the remove and reinstall tool for this job. You can also manually uninstall the Norton and then provide fresh installation. But with the tool, you can easily reinstall Norton. Follow the steps for reinstalling Norton antivirus with Remove and Reinstall tool:
- Open web browser
- Search for Norton Remove and Reinstall Tool
- Download and install Norton Remove and Reinstall Tool
- Hold the Shift key and hit the restart button
- Your device will restart in the advanced menu
- Click on Troubleshoot button
- Choose Advanced options
- Tap the Startup settings
- Now restart your device
- Click on safe mode
- Run Norton Remove and Reinstall tool
- Go to Program files
- Delete Norton folder
- Now restart your device in normal mode
- Download Norton
- Install Norton and then try to do a live update
How to update Norton Internet Security?
Steps for updating Norton Internet Security:
- Go to your Norton account
- Sign-in for Norton
- You will be redirected to Norton page
- Now go to Device Security
- Tap the Update button
- Wait for completing the update process
- Restart your device
Errors in updating Norton Internet Security?
Some people reported that they are getting errors while updating Norton security. Norton live update failed errors can appear due to numerous reasons like low disk space, registry files error, outdated OS, or missing program files. You need to check all the possible reasons and troubleshoot the error accordingly.
Check for the free disk space
Low hard disk space is the most common reason behind the update failure. Every update needs some space to install. If your device is dealing with low hard disk space then your Norton update will not install on your device. You need to increase the disk space for installing the update and run programs reliably. When your Norton update fails, check the disk space. If the space seems low then you should remove all the junk from the PC. Delete all the large files from your device. Check for HD videos and movies and delete them. Now check for the unnecessary apps and uninstall them. Restart your device and now try to update your antivirus.
Delete the junk files from the system
Your device accumulates lots of junk with time. The junk files are usually harmless but accumulate lots of your free space. But sometimes the junk, like temp files, starts conflicting with your various programs. When you’re getting errors in updating the Norton antivirus then check for the junk files. Remove all the junk from your device and then try to update. In Windows, you can delete the junk files by using the clean manager tool. This inbuilt tool can delete temp files and all the other junk from your device at once. You can use the given steps for deleting all the junk from your PC:
- Open your Windows device
- Click on the Start button
- Go to run bar
- Type cmd and press the Enter button
- You will see a permission prompt on the screen
- Click on the Yes button
On the Windows command screen, type cleanmgr and press the Enter button. The clean manager tool will start checking for all the junk files on your device. You have to wait for the clean manager process to complete. After completing the scanning process, the clean manager will show a list of items on the screen. Select all the items you want to delete (including temporary files) and click on the OK button. Now restart your device and try to update your Norton antivirus.
Update your OS
Your programs can get into update errors when your OS is running out-of-date. Never keep the OS outdated as it not only shows errors but makes the device an easy target for threats. Check your OS for the new update. If the update is available then install it on your computer and then try to update the Norton antivirus.
Remove the third-party programs
Third-party programs can conflict with the antivirus updating process. Go to the Programs and uninstall all the third-party programs from the device. Restart your device and open the Norton dashboard. Run a full system scan and then try to update the setup. If your Norton is still showing the update error then ask the technical team for help.
Now provide a powerful scan to your system and prevent all the threats lurking around your device and data.