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    Task Scheduler (SP1)

    I just found out from the Norton AV site that a scheduled task must have a user name and password in order to run. This explains why my scan task did not run. I have no PW and just hit Enter when the Scheduler asked for one. I got no error msg, but the task never ran. Norton suggests booting into Safe Mode as Administrator, create the new password, then reboot into Normal mode and set the PW in the Scheduler.
    Q1. Why Safe Mode?
    Q2. I have admin privileges on my PC, so I assume I don't have to log in as Administrator.

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    Re: Task Scheduler (SP1)

    Norton is trying to protect itself against outside attempts to do nasty things like disable your AV, install worms, etc. Crackers ( not hackers ) have found a way or ways to do this, one of which is taking over your AV via the password change and assuming admin privledges.
    By going in via safe mode, you are making the password change before Windows and other apps start up.
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    Re: Task Scheduler (SP1)

    Thanks, Bob. There's no end to those @#$%!& mischief makers out there. As for safe Mode you said that '...password change before Windows and other apps start up. " Safe Mode IS Windows. Did you really mean NAV?

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    Re: Task Scheduler (SP1)

    Well, Safe Mode is Windows in a bare minimum start up without the full complement of bells, gongs and whistles.
    But yes, AV being one of the as yet started apps.
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