Last Updated on November 16, 2020
WHAT IS NORTON ERROR 554?
Norton error 554 is a runtime error that may present to you in the form of an error message on your screen. It must be addressed and resolved quickly as not doing so can start to hamper system performance by slowing it down and causing frequent crashes.
WHAT CAUSES ERROR 554 AND HOW CAN I FIX IT?
Here are some steps you can take to resolve Norton error 554 based on what is causing it to occur.
Run a Malware Scan
Antivirus or any other form of malware on your system can start to interfere with your programs and applications. Running a malware scan of your system enables you to detect and remove any suspicious files or programs that may be harming your PC and its performance.
Fix Windows Registry Entries
As mentioned before, errors in the Windows registry can cause this error to pop up as well which means that correcting the entries may be the solution you are looking for. However, before editing the entries in your Windows registry, remember that you must be extremely careful as a little mistake can cause a system failure. That is why it is always best to make backup copies of the entries beforehand and always perform this action under expert supervision.
Remove Unnecessary Files
Over time, your computer starts to collect unnecessary junk files and trinkets without you even being aware of the fact. This can start to hog up the remaining space on your system and negatively impact the system performance, including that of your Norton antivirus program. To clean up these junk files, open the command prompt, and run the command ‘cleanmgr’. This will free up some memory by clearing temporary and unwanted material.
Install Recent Updates
Make sure that your Windows operating system, as well as all drivers, are updated to the latest version as out of date PC drivers and OS can also cause Norton error 554.
Restore Windows Version
Another option you can try is performing a system restore to the last, optimum working version of Windows on your PC. You will need to verify your identity by entering admin credentials to do this.
Reinstall Norton Antivirus Software
The last thing you can try if all else fails is uninstall Norton.com/setup Antivirus and then reinstall it properly. You can download the program again by visiting www.norton.com/setup