06-22-2011 04:59 PM - edited 06-22-2011 05:01 PM
I suggested this in the Norton 2012 beta forum.
Perhaps, there can be an option to have such "Advanced" features enabled either by:
1. A switch in Settings
2. By having the Advanced interface pinned.
Example of Switch
Feature | On/Off |
Block All Traffic | On |
07-12-2011 05:17 AM
This is quite a important feature that was removed.
There are times when you need to disconnect from the Internet, but still be connected to the LAN. To do this by changing the TCP/IP settings on the NIC / Adapter is a real pain.
Burry it under an advanced feature menu, anything, just bring it back! (Or people will get wise and just use Win 7 Firewall and another A/V). Wake up Norton!
07-12-2011 05:27 AM
Really???? So you can disable "Internet" (outside LAN) traffic, but keep LAN activity flowing with this? No -- you can't.
Why be an apologist for Norton when you don't even understand the need for it?
I don't understand your argument, as if someone without adequate knowledge disabled the internet in the fashion you mention, they would still call Norton. If the internet was not working, they stil would not understand why. Instead, if the internet is disabled via a Norton setting, Norton could redirect the browser to a local page and say "Hey, your internet is off via Norton. Here's how to enable..."
This is NOT a new feature, but one that was previously available for a more versions of Norton than not.
07-25-2011 12:37 AM
08-17-2011 10:36 AM - edited 08-17-2011 10:36 AM
While re-reading my previous post I've realized that it pretty much already exists and that it didn't convey my intended idea.
There can be a switch in Settings to allow the user to have quick access to this feature in the right click menu options in the taskbar.
To alley concerns for the average user the switch default setting would be Disabled.
When Enabled, the Block/Allow All Traffic option would be added to the right click options for Norton in the taskbar.
Feature | Enable/Disabled |
Block/Allow All Traffic in Taskbar Menu | Disabled |
08-19-2011 06:57 AM
This would be a useful feature, as mentioned if you find out that you have a virus and would like to stop all network traffic. You can unplug the modem cable but it would be better to let Norton do this for you.
01-03-2012 11:08 AM
If this is still being considered then I'd like to put in a "yes" vote to bring this option back to the context menu.
One reason is software installers. It is customary today for installers to look for updated versions and helpfully install those instead of the intended version. Unfortunately there are occasions where the new version requires the purchase of a new serial number.
In order to prevent these installers from "helping" you, disabling the internet works so that it will install the version you intended. I get annoyed when I have repeated popups asking if "Installer.exe" can access the internet, especially for programs that use multiple instances of "msiexec.exe" and each of them wants to contact somewhere.
01-04-2012 09:25 AM - edited 01-04-2012 09:30 AM
Good points made here!
I had my Wife (who has a higher IQ than mine ) attempt to find the slider to turn off "Block All Network Traffic."
It took her nearly 50 seconds.
So, IMHO, there should be a new category created under Settings called Emergency Actions, which would have the slider quickly available or on the main GUI as an Emegency Disconnect (in red) for a specified period of time.
I feel that it's currently nested a bit too deeply.