Microsoft recommends disabling AV for rogue patch

By TS | Thomas ยท 4 replies
Apr 20, 2003
  1. Neowin sends word that they've posted some information they received regarding low performance after installing the Q811493 hotfix from Microsoft. Basically it involves disabling your Anti-Viruses auto-protection feature.
    Would you like to know more?
  2. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    I downloaded this update and it did slow my machine down some. Rolled back to the last restore point and everything is okay. I'm supposed to leave Norton AV off? I don't think so, I'll just do without this update.
  3. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,319

    According to Neowin's post, no, just don't have it running in the background.
  4. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    I'm not sure I understand, not have it running in the background? Does this mean disable it during install/download and then it will be safe to enable it after? Or will I have to keep my NAV disabled (I doubt that is right)? Last question; will Norton Personal Firewall have any effect on the installation of this "patch"? Questions I doubt anyone will have the answers to, but it's worth a try, Thanks.
  5. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    After rereading the article, I guess it means, off during install. At any rate, I think I won't install that update, at least for now.
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