• User Choice program

    BOOTWARN.EXE Information

    This is a valid program, but it is up to you whether or not you want it to run on startup.

    Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. If you feel that you want this program starting automatically so that you have it available as needed, then do not disable it. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require f urther assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.

  • Name
    BootWarn
  • Filename
    BootWarn.exe
  • Command
    Unknown at this time.
  • Description
    From here: "Norton AntiVirus Boot Warning. This program is installed as a startup item when you install Norton AntiVirus, and also sometimes when you do a LiveUpdate which updates Norton AntiVirus significantly enough that a reboot is needed to complete the installation. We believe its purpose to be to warn the end-user that he must reboot his PC before using Norton AntiVirus in those cases when a reboot did not happen with the result that Norton AntiVirus did not fully complete its installation or software updating. Recommendation : Start Norton AntiVirus from “Start Programs Norton AntiVirus”. If Norton AntiVirus comes up without problems, then fix this entry from the Msconfig Startup tab – it was left behind by mistake and is no longer needed now that Norton AntiVirus is fully installed and opens without error messages"
  • File Location
    Unknown
  • This entry has been requested 5,695 times.

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