June 10th, 2010

Setup Activity Monitor and Agent with Norton Antivirus 2010/2011

Norton Antivirus will report presence and delete Activity Monitor software and Activity Monitor Agent . You can  still install Activity Monitor on your company’s computers to monitor employees if you are authorized to do so. You will  to add a few excludes in Norton Antivirus.

UPDATE (Sept 2012): Since version 7.0 of Activity Monitor exclude this folder on monitored computers: C:\Windows\sysnchrb

1. Open Norton Antivirus main window and click Settings in Computer panel:

Norton Antivirus 2010 – click Settings for Computer

2. In Settings window click Configure next to Signature Excludes:

Norton Antivirus 2010 Settings Window

3. In Signature Exclusions windows click Add button. Select Spyware from the dropdown on top then select Spyware.ActivMonAgent in the list, and click Add:

Spyware Exclusions in Norton 2010

4. Now Click Add once again in Signature Exclusions window to add one more exclude. Then select Spyware.ActMon and click Add:

Spyware exclusions in Norton 2010

5. After this click OK, OK and you may close Norton Antivirus window.

6. Then you can download or copy Activity Monitor or Agent files to this computer and install them. Norton will ignore presence of Activity Monitor and will not delete it or notify users