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Kudos0

Smart Firewall disabled/greyed-out

The Smart Firewall keeps getting disabled. 

Norton 360 v.22.20.1.69

Windows 10 Pro v2004, build 19041.84

Norton Remove and Reinstall fixes the issue, but only temporarily. Within 1-3 boots, Smart Firewall is disabled again.

Fast Startup disabled, no other security software ever installed other than default Win 10. Admin account used.

No idea why this keeps happening, but it's annoying! 

Any thoughts/assistance?

Thx!

~ScottR

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Kudos0

Re: Smart Firewall disabled/greyed-out

As of February 11, 2020, Microsoft has released a cumulative update (KB4539080) for Windows 10 Version 2004 for insiders in the slow ring. The update KB4539080 raises the build to 19041.84.

https://borncity.com/win/2020/02/12/windows-10-v2004-build-19041-84-im-insider-slow-ring/

Kudos0

Re: Smart Firewall disabled/greyed-out

Thanks, but again, I'm already on build 19041.84, per my OP. Not sure as to what your point is here...

~ScottR
Kudos0

Re: Smart Firewall disabled/greyed-out

Windows Insider ....why run Norton?

as far as I know....Norton does not officially support Window Insider....not a day or two since release.

Kudos0

Re: Smart Firewall disabled/greyed-out

I run Norton because it has been superior to Windows Defender since day one.

The Smart Firewall issue has actually been plaguing me since the beginning of January on an older stable release.

I really don't have the capacity to re-join the beta program (where I was a member since the mid-90's, leaving 7-8 years ago), but is this the only option for support in my case?

~ScottR
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Smart Firewall disabled/greyed-out

Scott. Here is the official stance from Norton concerning insider builds and MAC beta OS's. Although Norton MAY function when initially installed Norton does NOT offer support for those builds.

Cheers

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows Server 2016 Essentials / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1909 / build 18363.657 / N360 Deluxe 22.20.1.69/ Norton Core v.288 on Android 2.22 / Opera GX
Kudos0

Re: Smart Firewall disabled/greyed-out

Gotcha, thanks! Looks like I'm back in the beta program after all.

~ScottR
Kudos0

Re: Smart Firewall disabled/greyed-out

Your welcome. 

Cheers

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows Server 2016 Essentials / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1909 / build 18363.657 / N360 Deluxe 22.20.1.69/ Norton Core v.288 on Android 2.22 / Opera GX