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27-08-2001, 08:36 PM
My machine runs norton antivirus V5 and it loads the auto protect in windows + it is schelduled to do daily scans.
However every time it boots it does a scan in dos, while the win98 screen is displaying, does this always happen with norton? If not is it due to bios? and if so is it important as it does daily scans and autoprotect?
Can anyone tell me how to stop it so that boots up quicker, is it just a bios switch? If so under what section?

Cheers Matt

27-08-2001, 08:56 PM
Its not related to the BIOS.
It is loaded in your AUTOEXEC.bat file.

The advantage is it does a scan before windows if loaded.

If you want to disable it, open the file C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT in notepad and find the line relating to norton. Put REM at the start of the line to disable it.

27-08-2001, 09:23 PM
just go to the 'scan on startup' options and turn it off.
i would leave it on. it only costs a few seconds and can help save your comp.