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Kudos0

New Patch problem

I received a note that Norton had another Patch I needed to install.  But first I needed to close two processes:  Outlook and something called "Host Process for Setting Synchronization".  I can close Outlook but what is this "Host Process for Setting Synchronization" and how do I close it?  Windows 10 and Norton 22.15.0.88

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Kudos0

Re: New Patch problem

I got a notice I had to close Norton Studio. I had opened it to answer a question here, but had already closed it. So I just restarted my computer which did in fact complete the Norton update. Then I ran LiveUpdate again, and there was another patch. Restarted once more and all seems to be good now.

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Kudos0

Re: New Patch problem

Hello

I choose to restart later when ever there is a patch to be applied for that reason. I find it's a pain going around having to close programs to install a patch. I also found that there were 2 patches to install this time so I restarted twice to get them installed and then checked for more updates and found another file that needed to be downloaded and installed.

Have a Good Night and

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: New Patch problem

You can open the Task Manager and close the process
Kudos0

Re: New Patch problem

First off I thank you all for the suggestions and replies.  Like floplot, after three restarts, the patch required notice finally went away.  After looking on-line, I found more information on "Host Process for Settings Synchronization".  It looks like another feature Windows 10 put in, without letting people know.  If you go to Notifications > All Settings > Accounts, one of the options is "Sync your Settings".  If you click on this, you have the option to have your settings follow you across all of your Windows 10 Devices.  Things like Theme, passwords, language preferences, ease of access and other Windows settings.

  I wonder how much of a security concern this options is. 

Thanks again for the suggestions and replies.

Kudos0

Re: New Patch problem

GennadyKatz:
You can open the Task Manager and close the process

Have you ever tried this? Norton Product Tamper Protection should  block all attempts to  access/disable any Norton process.

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Kudos0

Re: New Patch problem

 After looking on-line, I found more information on "Host Process for Settings Synchronization".  It looks like another feature Windows 10 put in, without letting people know.  If you go to Notifications > All Settings > Accounts, one of the options is "Sync your Settings".  If you click on this, you have the option to have your settings follow you across all of your Windows 10 Devices.  Things like Theme, passwords, language preferences, ease of access and other Windows settings.

Some info on this sync feature from MS Help.
 

About sync settings on Windows 10 devices

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  • When Sync settings is turned on, Windows syncs the settings you choose across all your Windows 10 devices that you've signed in to with your Microsoft account.
  • Notes

    • Sync settings also works if you sign in with a work or school account linked to your Microsoft account.
    • If Sync settings isn't available on your device, your organization might not allow it.
  • To find Sync settings, select the Start Windows logo Start button

  • The settings you choose to sync are also saved in OneDrive. To learn how to stop syncing your settings and remove them from OneDrive, see Delete your personal settings from the cloud.
  • Choose from settings such as web browser settings, passwords, and color themes. If you turn on Other Windows settings, Windows also syncs some device settings (for things like printers and mouse options), File Explorer settings, and notification preferences. For a complete list of settings that Windows can sync, see Windows 10 roaming settings reference.

It will only work if you are using MS/Windows account to log into your computers.

As you have to sign into your MS Account on all devices, I guess the security concern is just how much do you trust MS with your info.

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Kudos0

Re: New Patch problem

The new patch shut down Sonar function!!!

Kudos0

Re: New Patch problem

Wayme H Barteles Reboot the computer and the problem should be solved

Kudos0

Re: New Patch problem

peterweb Yes. This is not the Norton process

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