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    I have Norton 360 installed along with Win 8. I've had Norton 360 on here since I received the PC with Win8.

    Today, after Windows did an update, the Action Center is flagging the following:

    1) Spyware and unwanted software protection. It tells me that I have Norton 360 and Windows Defender installed but their status is "off" (Norton is on....I checked the utility). When I try to turn them on, I get a "Do you want to run this app..." message. When I click "yes", nothing happens and the Action Center still shows that Norton is off.

    2) Network firewall. When I select it gives me the option of running Windows Firewall or Norton. I select Norton and nothing happens

    In both cases, Action Center continues to flag the two items.

    Any ideas?

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    Windows Firewall can not be switched off as it is a built in utility, when you install any third party security, it stops Defender but leaves the firewall untouched, I leave windows firewall on and Defender switched off ( by the AVG).
    But your problem seems to be of Norton, if that's a trial version (60 days or 90 days) uninstall it and try some other free security products, you can select from many like Avast, AVG or Avira.
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    It's a paid up version of N360....
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    You could try uninstalling the update and see whether it fixes.
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    I would uninstall N360, but that's just me. I've had very bad experience with previous versions on Windows 7, Vista, XP, etc... but no recent experience with it on Win8.
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