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How do I use the firewall?

Note: For Norton 2012 product information, please click here




Smart Firewall monitors communications between your computer and the other computers on the Internet. It also protects your computer from common security problems. If you must turn off the Smart Firewall, you should turn it off temporarily to ensure that it is turned on again automatically. To ensure that your computer remains protected, you can turn on the Smart Firewall manually before the time that you specify concludes.

To turn on / off Smart Firewall:

  1. In the Norton 360 main window, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings window, under Detailed Settings, click Firewall.
  3. On the General Settings tab, in the Smart Firewall row, move the On/Off switch to the right to the Off position and on the left to the On position.
  4. Click Apply.
    When firewall is turned off, you will be prompted to select the duration for which the firewall should be turned off. In the Security Request window, in the Select the duration drop-down list, select the duration for which you want to turn off Smart Firewall.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Close.
To turn on / off Smart Firewall from Quick Controls:
  1. In the Norton 360 main window, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings window, under Quick Controls, check Smart Firewall.
To turn on/off Smart Firewall from the notification area:
  1. In the notification area on the taskbar, right-click the Norton 360 icon, and then click Disable Smart Firewall.
  2. In the Security Request window, in the Select the duration drop-down list, select the duration for which you want to turn off Smart Firewall.
  3. Click OK.
Firewall Settings:

The following tabs are available in the Firewall settings window:
  • General Settings:
  • Lets you activate the general firewall features and customize the ports that your computer uses to access Web pages. The general settings let you control how firewall handles the uncommon protocols and the network traffic to and from your computer. According to the general settings, the firewall allows or blocks the incoming or the outgoing connection attempts and the sharing of resources with your computer. You can also use the general settings to let the firewall control connection attempts to or from the blocked and the inactive ports in your computer.
  • Program Rules:
  • Lets you control settings for the programs that access the Internet
  • Traffic Rules:
  • Lets you determine how the firewall handles incoming and outgoing network connections of various kinds. You can change the settings to allow or deny specific types of connections with your PC.
  • Intrusion and Browser Protection:
  • Prevents intrusion attempts and protects your Web browser from attacks by malicious websites. You can use the Download Intelligence option that is available on this tab to protect your computer against any unsafe file that you download. This feature supports only downloads using the HTTP protocol and Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox browsers.
  • Advanced Settings:
  • Lets you activate the advanced protection features of Smart Firewall. The advanced settings let you turn on or turn off the Automatic Program Control feature. Automatic Program Control automatically configures Internet access settings for the Web-enabled programs that you run for the first time. To turn on Automatic Program Control, you must set it to Aggressive or Automatic. The Automatic Learn IPv6 NAT Traversal Traffic option is available only when Automatic Program Control is set to Aggressive or Automatic. The Automatic Learn IPv6 NAT Traversal Traffic option is available only when Automatic Program Control is set to Aggressive or Automatic. Norton 360 provides the Automatic Learn IPv6 NAT Traversal Traffic option to control the network traffic that uses Teredo to communicate with your computer. When you turn off Automatic Program control, you can turn on Advanced Events Monitoring. You can use the Advanced Events Monitoring options to configure the Internet access settings for Internet-enabled programs the first time that they run.


 
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