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Turning off or turning on Smart Firewall

Smart Firewall monitors communications between your computer and the other computers on the Internet. It also protects your computer from common security problems.

If you must turn off the Smart Firewall, you should turn it off temporarily to ensure that it is turned on again automatically. To ensure that your computer remains protected, you can turn on the Smart Firewall manually before the time that you specify concludes.

When the Smart Firewall is turned off, your computer is not protected from Internet threats and security risks.

To turn off Smart Firewall

  1. In the Norton Internet Security main window, click Settings.

  2. In the Settings window, click the Network tab.

  3. In the left pane, click Smart Firewall.

  4. In the Smart Firewall row, move the On/Off switch to the right to the Off position.

  5. Click Apply.

  6. In the Security Request window, in the Select the duration drop-down list, select the duration for which you want to turn off Smart Firewall.

  7. Click OK.

  8. Click OK.

To turn on Smart Firewall

  1. In the Norton Internet Security main window, click Settings.

  2. In the Settings window, click the Network tab.

  3. In the left pane, click Smart Firewall.

  4. In the Smart Firewall row, move the On/Off switch to the left to the On position.

  5. Click Apply.

  6. Click OK.

To turn off Smart Firewall from the notification area

  1. In the notification area on the taskbar, right-click the Norton Internet Security icon, and then click Disable Smart Firewall.

  2. In the Security Request window, in the Select the duration drop-down list, select the duration for which you want to turn off Smart Firewall.

  3. Click OK.

To turn on Smart Firewall from the notification area

  • In the notification area on the taskbar, right-click the Norton Internet Security icon, and then click Enable Smart Firewall.

About the Smart Firewall

Ensuring that protection settings are turned on

About firewall rules

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DOCID: v64908971_NIS_Retail_2012_en_us
Operating System: Windows 7,Windows Vista,Windows XP
Last modified: 10/30/2011