Turn off or turn on AutoBlock

When an attack is detected from a computer, the attack is automatically blocked to ensure that your computer is safe. If a different attack signature is detected from the same computer, your Norton product activates AutoBlock. The AutoBlock feature blocks all traffic between your computer and the attacking computer for a specific time period. During this period, AutoBlock also blocks the traffic that does not match an attack signature.

You can specify the period for which you want your Norton product to block the connections from attacking computers. By default, your Norton product blocks all traffic between your computer and the attacking computer for a period of 30 minutes.

AutoBlock stops traffic between your computer and a specific computer.

If AutoBlock blocks a computer or computers that you need to access, you can turn off AutoBlock.

Turn off or turn on AutoBlock

  1. In the Norton product main window, click Settings.

  2. In the Settings window, under Detailed Settings, click Firewall.

  3. Click the Intrusion and Browser Protection tab.

  4. Under Intrusion Prevention, in the Intrusion AutoBlock row, click Configure.

  5. In the Intrusion AutoBlock window, under AutoBlock, do one of the following:

    • To turn off Intrusion AutoBlock, click Off.

    • To turn on Intrusion AutoBlock, click On (Recommended), and then in the AutoBlock attacking computers for drop-down list, select how long you want to turn on AutoBlock.

  6. In the Intrusion AutoBlock window, click OK.

  7. In the Settings window, click Close.

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DOCID: v1224836_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 12/13/2016