Turn off and turn on Browser Protection

You can choose whether you want to protect your browser by allowing your Norton product to block unknown programs from accessing your computer.

By default, the Browser Protection option is turned on. In this case, your Norton product proactively blocks new or unknown malware programs before they attack your computer. By protecting your browser, your Norton product secures your sensitive information and prevents the attackers from controlling your system remotely. This feature checks for browser vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 7.0 or later or Firefox 10.0 or later browsers.

Always keep the Browser Protection setting turned on to protect your browser against attacks by malicious websites.

Turn off or turn on Browser Protection

  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. In the Browser Protection row, move the On/Off switch to Off or On.

  5. Click Apply.

  6. If prompted, select the duration until when you want the Browser Protection feature to be turned off, and click OK.

  7. In the Settings window, click Close.

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DOCID: v19639742_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 12/13/2016