Allow a blocked program

Sometimes the Smart Firewall blocks certain programs from accessing the Internet. Such programs might include certain streaming-media programs, network games, or custom business applications that are provided by your employer. If you know that the program's Internet activity is not a threat to your security, you can unblock the program's Internet access.

Allow a blocked program

  1. In the Norton main window, click Settings.

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

  3. On the Program Control tab, select the program that you want to allow access to the Internet.

  4. In the Access drop-down list for the program entry, click Allow.

  5. Click Apply.

By default Norton firewall automatically configures Internet access settings for Web-enabled programs the first time that they run. When a program tries to access the Internet for the first time, Automatic Program Control creates rules for it. If you want to determine the Internet access settings for your programs, you can turn off Automatic Program Control. When a program tries to access the Internet for the first time, an alert prompts you to configure access settings.

Turn off Automatic Program Control

  1. In the Norton main window, click Settings.

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

  3. In the Firewall settings window, click Advanced Program Control.

  4. In the Automatic Program Control row, move the On/Off switch to Off.

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DOCID: v6958602_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 06/19/2017