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Problems with Norton Firewall


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#1 Caniac

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:02 PM

Today I downloaded and ran Secunia PSI at BC's suggestion. Now my Norton firewall blocks Firefox. I have to turn off the firewall to access the internet. Several sites I checked said to get rid of Norton, but I wanted to check with a site I already trust. Help please!
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#2 hamluis

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:10 PM

Norton products...are not the only products which can protect a system. In fact, there are any number of free applications (starting with the native Windows firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials) which are just as good (if not better) and cause fewer problems on a given system.

You may want to visit http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum25.html for more extensive ideas about protecting your system.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:09 PM

If you use a router to connect to the internet, you don't need to run a software firewall, most users just run Windows 7 firewall anyway. A router will stop any attempts to access your network.

As hamluis pointed out, Microsoft Security Essentials and Window firewall work well together and are free.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:19 PM

Thanks for the replys. Guess I'm scrapping Norton.




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