Configure AutoBlock settings

You can use the AutoBlock tab in the Vulnerability Protection window to automatically block the IP addresses of computers that Symantec identifies as attackers. When you turn on the AutoBlock option, your Norton product adds the IP addresses of the attackers to the Addresses currently blocked by AutoBlock list. You can use the Addresses should remain in the list for menu to specify a time period for which your Norton product must block any connections from the attacker's IP address.

You can remove an IP address from the Addresses currently blocked by AutoBlock list using the Remove option.

You can also use the Excluded addresses option to create exceptions for IP addresses that you trust. Your Norton product allows connections from an excluded address and does not include the address in the Addresses currently blocked by AutoBlock list.

Configure AutoBlock settings

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

  2. On the left pane, click Firewall.

  3. In the Vulnerability Protection row, click the settings icon.

  4. In the Vulnerability Protection window, select the AutoBlock tab.

  5. Click the On option to turn on AutoBlock.

  6. View the list of IP addresses blocked by the Vulnerability Protection feature in the Addresses currently blocked by AutoBlock list.

  7. Set the time period for which your Norton product must block any connections in the Addresses should remain in the list for list.

    The default value is 30 minutes.

  8. Click Done.

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DOCID: v56206093_nsmac_retail_en_us
Operating System: Mac OS X
Last modified: 02/02/2017