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Disabling network discovery.


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#1 Darktune

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 06:31 AM

Hey everyone,

 

Got an issue with a friend of a friends laptop. 

 

The person wants to turn off network discovery so noone on his network can access his PC. (this seems simple eh?)

 

When it does this it alerts him that he must turn on Windows Firewall to do so but he already has a firewall with a paid for Norton 360 package.

 

So we're in a loop. He turns network discovery off --> Windows firewall turns on --> Norton doesn't work until you turn Windows firewall off --> Network discovery turns on.

 

Any ideas here?


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:42 AM

It is a sad but true statement that Norton does not play well with others.

 

There are two simple things you can do.  Get rid of Norton and download a free antivirus like Avast free, there are good firewalls which are free as well, Comodo is a good example.

 

The second thing is a question they need to ask themselves... if they don't want other accessing their computer why are they on a network?

 

Another thought... use a wifi router to make your connection and don't let anyone know the password.

 

Five ways to protect your wifi router.


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:08 AM

Hey dc3 thanks for your reply!

 

I know Norton doesn't like playing ball.

 

I don't know this person myself but from what I can gather, they are on a shared network with house mates. All going through the same WiFi router.


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:15 AM

I'm guessing that the router is connected to a modem?

 

If this is the case they can either connect directly to the modem via Ethernet, or purchase their own router and connect it to the modem.

 

I don't know what the make or model of this modem is, but they usually will have multiple Ethernet sockets.


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