04-26-2009 09:00 PM
After I install the new version of Norton 360, it keeps turning off windows firewall every time after I restart my computer, and I have to manually turn windows firewall on every time I start my computer, because my school requires windows firewall to be on in order to get online. So is there a way I can keep both windows firewall and the Norton 360 firewall on?
04-26-2009 09:09 PM
04-26-2009 10:13 PM
04-26-2009 11:23 PM
After turning firewall on in the Norton 360 v126.96.36.199.
Then go to windows firewall -> set it ON. A pop up message is displayed. Click "No" and then restart.
Then restart the system and check.
Both are viewed in the enabled option.
04-26-2009 11:39 PM
04-26-2009 11:45 PM
First turn on firewall in Norton 360.
Then Turn on windows firewall. That time a message is popup. Click "No" on it and check restart and check.
In both the place the firewall is turned on.
04-27-2009 12:24 AM
04-27-2009 03:11 AM
May I ask if you need to have both firewalls running at the same time or do you just want Norton 360 to stop turning off windows firewall so that you don't have to turn it on every time you boot up your computer so you can get online?
I suspect from your message that you desire to simply connect with the internet without having to turn on windows firewall each time (extra steps and time during computer sessions). If you want to turn off 360's firewall (as described earlier) there are ways of supressing alerts from 360 (not something I personaly would want to do, It's the major reason I purchase the software).
Or if it is what you wish another previous post describes how to have both running at the same time.
I am a little baffled why a school technician would setup the computers with both firewalls though. (I assume the school did it as your had said that the school requires windows firewall but I also read that you had installed the new version of Norton 360?) Should there not be a way for the computers to recognise Norton as primary and be happy that that firewall is in place? Oh well, just thinking outloud.
04-27-2009 06:55 AM
The OP (originating poster) asked for this because their school network required the OS firewall be active when they connected to it. I have seen IT department place such restrictions on network usage before; the network Administrator requires it and it is a Windows network security policy item that the school's IT enforces (this is the difference between being in a Workup and belonging to a network domain). If the OP wants to use the school's network (or connect to the domain, more likely) the security policy of the domain will check the user's system to see if it is in compliance with its rules before the domain controller allows the user to access the network. As I understand it the OP's school domain checked for the OS Firewall to be active; if it was not (ever if the user had the ultimate software firewall) the user was denied access to the network. This may be a little simplified but I think you get the idea (or at least, the direction I was coming from in answering the OP).
This still leaves the unanswered question of running two firewalls at the same time; is there any problems with the OP's system by having Windows Firewall active and N360 v3 Firewall active also? For clarity, let's say this is XP Pro or Vista Business (most likely XP Pro as this is easiest for IT dept. to maintain right now).