Define Norton's Internet usage

Network Cost Awareness lets you control the bandwidth that Norton uses. By default, Network Cost Awareness is turned on and set to Auto. In Windows 7 or earlier, the default setting is No Limit. If you have a slow Internet connection, you can reduce the bandwidth that Norton uses. You can also set communication policies for all network connections that your computer uses by changing Network Cost Awareness settings.

Define Norton's Internet usage

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

  2. In the Settings window, click Firewall.

  3. On the General Settings tab, in the Network Cost Awareness row, click Configure. If the Configure option is disabled, move the On/Off switch to On.

  4. In the Network Cost Awareness settings window, under the Policy column, click the drop-down list next to the network connection for which you want to set up a policy.

  5. Select one of the following:

    • Auto Allows Norton to receive all product and virus definition updates based on the Windows cost awareness policy.

      The Auto option is available only in Windows 8 or later.

    • No Limit Allows Norton to use the required network bandwidth to receive all product and virus definition updates. If you use Windows 7 or earlier, the default policy is No Limit.

    • Economy Allows Norton to access the Internet only to receive critical product updates and virus definitions. If you have a limited Internet connection, Economy ensures you are protected from critical security threats.

    • No Traffic Blocks Norton from connecting to the Internet. If you choose this policy, Norton cannot receive critical virus definitions and program updates, which can lead to potential dangers and virus attacks.

  6. Click Apply, and then click OK.

  7. In the Settings window, click Close.

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DOCID: v54476820_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 03/13/2018