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How To Disable Norton Antivirus Script Blocking?

Script Control or Script Blocking in Norton Antivirus helps you to be free from phishing emails when you download or receive attachments. By default, the Script Control feature removes suspicious scripts from files and sanitizes the files. You can also restore the original files with the script and configure Norton Antivirus to handle documents with embedded scripts. Scripts can include add-ins, macros, ActiveX controls, and data connections. If you have a specific need, you can disable the Script Control feature. However, NortonLifeLock recommends keeping Script Control turned on at all times to have an extra security layer. Let us see how to Disable Norton Antivirus Script Blocking.

Disable Norton Antivirus Script Blocking

To know how to disable Norton Antivirus Script Blocking, follow the quick steps mentioned below.

  • On your Windows computer, launch the Norton Antivirus software by double-clicking its shortcut icon on the desktop.
  • If you can see the My Norton window, click the Open button next to Device Security.
  • In the Norton Antivirus main dashboard, click the Settings icon at the bottom-left corner.
  • Click on Antivirus in the Settings window and select the Script Control tab under the Antivirus Settings section.
  • Toggle off the Remove scripts when downloading documents button to turn off the Script Blocking feature.
  • Next, toggle off the Block scripts when opening documents button.
  • Click Apply in the Settings window to save the configured settings.
  • Now, you will be asked to choose the time required for the Script Blocking feature to be disabled.
  • Select the required time from the Select the duration drop-down menu in the Security Request window.
  • Click OK and select Close in the Settings window.
  • You have now seen how to disable Norton Antivirus Script Blocking.
  • If you have any difficulties in disabling the Script Blocking feature, contact our technical support team by clicking the Call button on this page and they will help you fix the problem.