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Symantec antivirus software is turned off. how do u turn back on

Something called the weatherbug showed up on the screen and i had a hard time getting it off. i couldnt even enter the web site at first. now i can enter the website but the weatherbug icon wont disappear. not sure if thats a virus trying to enter but when i checked my systems for viruses everything came up secure except for symantec antivirus software is off and it said that it needs to be turned back on to protect windows.


how do i turn it back on?

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  • Lalit Varadpande
    Lalit Varadpande May 11, 2010

    sorry i meant the symantec icon..


  • Lalit Varadpande
    Lalit Varadpande May 11, 2010

    is there a icon in the system tray where the time is?have u tried restarting the comp?


  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard May 11, 2010

    Try running the Live Update for Norton. You should do this often. As for Weatherbug, it is adware. You should be able to remove it through Start>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs. It may have come in with another program, such as AOL messenger.

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