Remove Administrative lock from the live update in Symantec antivirus

Steps to Remove the Administrative Lock from the Live Update in Symantec Antivirus

Symantec Antivirus is one of the popularly known names among the market of antivirus. It provides you with the best protection from virus and spyware, malware and much more. It has a security feature that protects its security features. It allows the administrator to disable various options for the users and prevents the settings from being altered unintentionally. If you are also the one who has encountered such issue then it is recommended to troubleshoot the issue or get in touch with Symantec customer care.

However, it is often taken into account that if the administrator locks down too many features it can also render the antivirus completely useless. If we talk about that if the live update feature has been turned off and locked down then the software will not be able to perform virus definition updates.

Solution: Two methods to remove the Administrator lock

Method 1

Step 1: Open up the Symantec interface by double-clicking the Symantec ‘shield’ icon present next to system clock.

Step 2: Open the settings page for the Symantec and navigate to Server settings of Live update policy, set the ‘live update server’ to use the default server. Next, select ‘enable users to manually run live update’ for checking.

Step 3: Save the settings and close any open dialogue box, now restart the computer to finalize the new settings. This will enable the ‘Live update’ feature.

Method 2

Step 1: Log in to the computer, press ‘win+R’. Type ‘regedit’ and press enter.

Step 2: Navigate to the following keys – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > software > Symantec > Symantec endpoint protection > live updates > then double-click the value ‘allow manual updates’ and change it from 0 to 1.

Step 3: Close all open windows and reboot the computer. The Live Update feature will be enabled upon the reboot.

There can be a probability that you might feel unable to follow the steps so in that case, get reach out to Symantec technical support where the technicians are available 24 hours of the day for resolving the issue.

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