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Allow Internet access for a blocked program

By default, Smart Firewall blocks certain programs from accessing the Internet. Such programs might include certain streaming-media programs, network games, or custom business applications that are provided by your employer. If you know that the program's Internet activity is not a threat to your security, you can unblock the program's Internet access.

Sometimes when you open a freeware program that you downloaded from the Internet, some malicious websites could try to gain access to your computer. NortonLifeLock recommends you to keep the App URL Monitoring feature turned on. With App URL Monitoring turned on, Norton monitors all programs that are installed on your computer and block the malicious websites from accessing your computer. For more information, read Set Norton to monitor applications and block malicious websites from accessing your computer.

Allow Internet access for a blocked program

  1. Start Norton.

    If you see the My Norton window, next to Device Security, click Open.

  2. In the Norton main window, click Settings.

  3. In the Settings window, click Firewall.

  4. On the Program Control tab, select the program that you want to allow access to the Internet.

  5. In the Access drop-down list for the program entry, click Allow.

  6. Click Apply.

By default, Norton firewall automatically configures Internet access settings for Web-enabled programs the first time that they run. When a program tries to access the Internet for the first time, Automatic Program Control creates rules for it.

However, Norton lets you can manually configure the Internet access settings for your programs.

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DOCID: v6958602
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 07/15/2020