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Kudos0

"Default Block All Inbound Windows Services (Public Networks)

I get this constantly and would like to know what it means

"Default Block All Inbound Windows Services (Public Networks)

Category: Firewall - Activities

Date & Time,Risk,Activity,Status,Recommended Action,Category
05/12/2014 1:07:46 PM,Info," Rule \"Default Block All Inbound Windows Services (Public Networks)\" rejected  TCP(6)  traffic with  (2001::5ef5:79fd:28c3:254a:3fa8:1f82  Port (49583) )",Detected,No Action Required,Firewall - Activities
    Firewall rule was matched:<br>   Rule Name: "Default Block All Inbound Windows Services (Public Networks)"<br>

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Kudos0

Re: "Default Block All Inbound Windows Services (Public Networks)

Norton blocks certain types of traffic by default, depending on the trust level of the network you are using.  The Norton firewall would provide enhanced protection on a public network by blocking protocols that could potentially be used maliciously.  On a private network, where you have control over the devices that are allowed to access your PC, the firewall would be less restrictive.  You are just seeing the log entry for Norton automatically blocking this type of access to your PC from another device on the network because the network you are on is considered "public."

Kudos0

Re: "Default Block All Inbound Windows Services (Public Networks)

Why is it saying I am a public network? My network is currently set to home

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Re: "Default Block All Inbound Windows Services (Public Networks)

Check the Norton firewall network settings.  If you don't have sharing enabled on your network, I believe Norton will default to the more secure Public trust level.  It really has nothing to do with whether the network is actually public or private - the terms simply signify the level of trust used to configure the firewall for the best protection.  Unless you need to allow protocols that are necessary for sharing among devices on your home network, "public" offers the more secure option by blocking those protocols.

Kudos0

Re: "Default Block All Inbound Windows Services (Public Networks)

Ok thank you for the info

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