About Symantec ThreatCon

ThreatCon is Symantec’s early warning security threat system. When Symantec identifies various threats, the ThreatCon team adjusts the threat level. This adjustment gives people and systems adequate warning to protect data and systems against attack.

When you enable the Symantec ThreatCon trigger for a selected backup job, Norton Ghost detects changes in the threat level. Your computer must be connected to the Internet at the time. If the ThreatCon level is either reached or exceeded, the backup job in which you enabled Symantec ThreatCon is started automatically. You then have a recovery point to use to recover your data should your computer become affected by the latest threat.


If your computer is not online, then it is not susceptible to online threats. But if you connect your computer to the Internet at any time, it becomes vulnerable. You do not have to enable or disable Symantec ThreatCon when you go on or offline. It works if you are online, but does nothing if you are off line.

For more information about Symantec ThreatCon, visit http://www.symantec.com.

About Symantec ThreatCon