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Kudos0

Norton does not honor "Run as Administrator" for some functions

I'm annoyed that when I invoke Norton Security with "Run as Administrator", I am still not able to run LiveUpdate or PC Optimization tools even after entering the admin password.  It still denies me with "You need to be an administrator to perform this action."  I am running it as a user who has administrator privileges.  I have to sign in as Admin to use those tools.  I don't know if running on Windows 10 has anything to do with this, but include that label just in case.

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Kudos0

Re: Norton does not honor "Run as Administrator" for some functions

It's a Norton issue. Thats how Windows works under non Admin accounts. What you are seeing is normal.
Kudos0

Re: Norton does not honor "Run as Administrator" for some functions

Hi Carl,

Somehow, your annoyance helps prevent unauthorized attempt from modifying your Norton-related settings, then help protect your entire Windows from hackers.

Then, it is NOT a Norton issue - it's one of Norton's pros.

For more info, you may Chat with Norton Support. Thx 

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Kudos0

Re: Norton does not honor "Run as Administrator" for some functions

Hell Carl

Perhaps this will help explain things.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/5616-63-explain-administrator-thing

Norton requires you to log in with a Windows Administrator Account to change any setting. I think you should be able to run Live Update with a regular user account. After you have made your changes to the settings, then you can log back into a regular user account.. I know that permissions are involved.

Thanks.

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