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  Asked By: Ryan    Date: Nov 02    Category: MS Office    Views: 1578

This isn't exactly a VBA question,
so I hope its accepted.

I've got an Excel spreadsheet I created and use
every day.. as it loads, it says (at the bottom)
"Running virus scan..."

Is this MS or Norton? (I've also got Norton AntiVirus)

It only takes about a second, but it is nonetheless
aggrevating. Is there a way to "tell" MS or Norton
that this is a trusted document?

In Excel, I tried Tools/Options/Security and on
Security Level tab, set to LOW, but it still
does the scan. There is a Trusted Publishers
tab, but I don't have a clue how to deal with
it. Any thoughts.



8 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Leroy Schmidt     Answered On: Nov 02

what you are seeing is an automatic scan  and whilst it might be annoying when
you are working on your own programmes, which I hope are ok. I still would not
recommend turning the feature off.
to see what else is automatically scanned go to

Norton internet security---- personal firewall-------- configure----------

to the turn off any programmes that Norton seeks to protect I feel would be
irresponsible ( I assume that you have never been infected with a virus) leave
well alone

Answer #2    Answered By: Edwin Chavez     Answered On: Nov 02

Before I explain, let me first say that I HAVE been
infected by a virus, which is why I got Norton,
but I'm now clean... point being, I'm with you...
I don't want to turn off anything.

But, my confusion revolves about "who" is doing
the virus scan  when I load an Excel spreadsheet:

Norton or Microsoft?

Here's what threw me... your reply got me thinking
about Norton, so as an experiment, I disabled
AutoProtect as well as Script Blocking. I then
rebooted. I then launched Excel from my desktop
(i.e., a totally new, blank workbook). The phrase
"running virus scan..." still appeared at the bottom.
What gives? It's totally blank !!

Answer #3    Answered By: Burk Martin     Answered On: Nov 02

Do you have a Personal Macro Library? What about other add-ins?

Answer #4    Answered By: Hubert Taylor     Answered On: Nov 02

What do you see if you look at the task manager Spoo.. Ctrl Alt Del?
Do you see any norton or symantec programs running?

Answer #5    Answered By: Lurlene Fischer     Answered On: Nov 02

It took a few tries (it happened almost too
fast to read), but here's what happened:

Before loading Excel, 27 processes
Launch Excel... jumps to 29 processes, then
drops back to 28 processes.

The one that came and went was navw32.exe,
which is Norton. So that answers my first
question: Who is doing the virus scan  --> Norton.

Answer #6    Answered By: Helene Stewart     Answered On: Nov 02

I don't know what a Personal Macro Library
is, so, I guess I don't have one.

As for add-ins, one computer does not,
the second  does .. Bloomberg API. I notice
that on this second computer, an additional
virus scan  is performed on it as well.

Answer #7    Answered By: Feodora Bonkob     Answered On: Nov 02

1) start ----- control panel ------- security centre --- manage security
settings ----- windows firewall turn off

2) re-apply Auto as well as Script Blocking and any thing else you have changed
in Norton must be restarted'

3) re boot and do not tamper with Norton, make sure that you enable automatic

the security scan  is for your benefit and should be allowed to run

Answer #8    Answered By: Della Simpson     Answered On: Nov 02

but there is no Security Center
on my Control Panel ... I've got Windows XP

Instead, it seems to be under Network Connections...
(click on the connection) ...
Network Tasks ...
Change settings of this connection ...
Advanced tab  ...
.. Internet Connection Firewall box was already empty.

Thanks to Lisa's suggestion, I've determined that
it is indeed Norton doing the scan.

Norton seems to be less "advanced" than Microsoft,
in that there is no "Trusted Publisher" feature
in Norton. One can only select file types (i.e. ".XLS")
to be eliminated from the scan, and of course I don't
want to remove that for cases where I receive .XLS
files from outside sources.

So, all Norton defaults are enabled, and I will
put up and shut up.

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