10-04-2011 09:27 PM
Hi I just need a basic question answered...what does the add on in tools do intrusion prevention? I must disable it to have ie run smoothly. I still run identity safe.
It wont block the norton function that says we blocked an attack when you click something will it?
Im not listing all info because I really just need to knwo if its safe or not. I dont have it turned off in console at all.
My pc is up to date so is norton and updated w/ restarts in between. Its xp 32 bit ie8 very few add ons only flash and norton.
no other security and it is this add on because its fine w/ it disabled.
Is it safe? What functions do I lose? thanks :)
Solved! Go to Solution.
10-04-2011 09:50 PM
We recommend not to disable Norton intrusion prevention.
It serves following functionalities,
Intrusion Prevention scans all the network traffic that enters and exits your computer and compares this information against a set of attack signatures. Attack signatures contain the information that identifies an attacker's attempt to exploit a known operating system or program vulnerability. If the information matches an attack signature, Intrusion Prevention automatically discards the packet and breaks the connection with the computer that sent the data. This action protects your computer from being affected in any way. Intrusion Prevention protects your computer against most common Internet attacks.
When Intrusion Prevention is turned off, your computer is not adequately protected from Internet threats and security risks
10-04-2011 10:32 PM
Try turning off Smart Screen Filter in Internet Explorer if you are finding some conflicts.
10-04-2011 10:48 PM
Glad you were able to find the answer to your question here so quickly! If it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you please click the "Accept as Solution" button next to senthilkumar's reply so that users having your same question in the future can more easily find that great answer?
Thanks in advance--and welcome to our community!
10-04-2011 11:11 PM
Hi delphinium :) thanks for idea I do appreciate but I dont run with that on, read it on here awhile back :)
As to to the other poster asking me to click solved, its not solved really it is still a problem a persistant one but I will click it for good reply.
10-05-2011 04:42 AM
Sorry about that--my mistake. I had forgotten, when I saw your enthusiasm, that your original post had not just been asking that question but reporting that your browser is not running "smoothly" unless you disable intrusion prevention. That should not be the case, and could reflect a serious problem we should return to.
What, more specifically, is happening with your browser that you are describing as "not running smoothly"? Were you actually seeing the warnings you mention in your original post, before you disabled intrusion prevention?
10-05-2011 08:08 AM - edited 10-05-2011 08:12 AM
It is not necessary to click solution when you are not fully satisfied. I believe that if you go back to that post, under options, you can unclick the solution. A solution tag should indicate a clear win for the good guys as those are the most important on a search for new members. It is disheartening to click on a thread with a solution only to find out there wasn't one.
You didn't mention what kind of symptoms you are seeing. That may trigger some idea of how to improve the usefulness for you.
10-05-2011 12:26 PM
In checking your history, this seems to be an ongoing problem, including IE9 as well as 8, and some mention of firewall rules. Have you made any changes to the firewall rules?
10-05-2011 09:46 PM
Hello delphinium :) I appreciate your input very much.
No ive not adj firewall rules and thing is I did another browser reset and updating of norton (tho I dont get why manual repeated updates w/ restarts should have to be done in the first place) I re did some things I usually do to trouble shoot and for now it seems stable again.
What I noticed is ie reset and renabled all the microsoft xml document add ons etc of that sort which I had disabled maybe that?
I dont knwo but so far all is okay again. I do see things surge up and down w/ updates from both microsoft and norton from time to time maybe its a fluke.