How To Fix Norton Error 3048 3?

While browsing the web, users often tend to come across unexpected errors. Some errors might be related to the web servers, and others might be due to the security program running on the computer. All these errors have an error code along with an error message. One such error that occurs while browsing the web on the computers having the Norton security product, is the Norton error 3048 3. This error is displayed with the message "Norton Security Suite has encountered an error." Usually, this error is triggered due to a temporary Live Update server issue, which can be cleared by running LiveUpdate in the Norton security application.

Norton Error 3048 3

Troubleshoot Norton error 3048,3:

The error 3048,3 is usually solved by running LiveUpdate. But, if the error persists, then the Norton security application should be removed completely from the computer and reinstalled. The troubleshooting methods to solve the Norton error 3048,3 are given here.

Method 1: Run Norton LiveUpdate

The steps to run LiveUpdate are:

  • When the Norton error 3048,3 appears, close all the programs on your computer and restart it.
  • As soon as the computer turn's on, launch the Norton security application by double-clicking its icon.
  • In the application's interface, click the Security tab. This can be seen as the first tab in the lower section of the interface.
  • The next window will have options such as Scans, LiveUpdate, History, and Advanced. Here, the option to be clicked is LiveUpdate.
  • As soon as you click it, the LiveUpdate process will begin and download the pending updates, if any. Once it is finished, the confirmation window will be on display in the Norton interface.
  • If there are any pending updates, and the LiveUpdate component prompts you to click the Apply Now button, then do so.
  • Finally, click the OK button and restart your computer. For sure, the Norton error 3048,3 will be gone now, and there won't be any more issues with your browsing.

But what if the error occurs again after some time? This is when you have to think of reinstalling the Norton security software on your computer. Yes, if the security software was not installed properly on your computer earlier, then it could also trigger this Norton error 3048 3 often. So, read the next method to reinstall the Norton product on your computer.

Method 2: Reinstall Norton

Remember that reinstalling the Norton product on your computer means, first removing the existing installation and then installing a new or existing copy of Norton. Make sure you always prefer the Norton Remove and Reinstall tool for this purpose. The steps are as follows:

  • Initially, you have to download the tool from the official website of Norton.
  • The downloaded remover and reinstall tool will be saved in the Downloads folder of your computer.
  • Open the Downloads folder, locate the file with the NRnR icon, and double-click it.
  • In the window of the remover tool, accept the license agreement and move forward to the next window.
  • Click the Remove & Reinstall button. When the existing Norton installation is removed, the tool will prompt you to restart your computer.
  • Click the Restart Now button.
  • After the restart, respond to the on-screen prompts and install the Norton security product.
  • Well, that's it. You're done. Hopefully, there won't be any occurrence of the Norton error 3048 3 in the future.


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