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Kudos0

Exclusion for firewall

Hi,

We are developing applications. So, files are frequently change (the name is the same but not the content). The firewall keep asking if we want to block these new files.

How can we avoid that and allow them automatically without deactivate the firewall? Is there a way to remove an entire folder and his subfolders from the firewall test?

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Kudos0

Re: Exclusion for firewall

Settings -> Smart Firewall -> Program Rules -> Configure

Kudos0

Re: Exclusion for firewall

Neither Norton 360 Premier nor Norton Security have this option.

I'm now on Norton Security after reinstalling it. In Settings and Smart Firewall, there is no "Program Rules" section/title. In "Program Control" section, you have only control on a single application that must never change (as a reminder, this is not the case for my applications that are created each time)

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Exclusion for firewall

You can add the following types of firewall rules:

  • Traffic rules
  • Program rules

https://support.norton.com/norton-security-with-backup/solutions/v1028140

The Add Rule wizard leads you through the steps that are necessary to create firewall rules.
https://support.norton.com/norton-security-with-backup/solutions/v1028179

Note: thru Settings pages, you'll find question marks ?, that link to related knowledge-base help.
Note: don't know if rules will sort your developing applications.

Network Settings
https://support.norton.com/norton-security-with-backup/solutions/v98421747

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Exclusion for firewall

FYI

To access these settings you need to be logged into a Windows Admin account.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Exclusion for firewall

peterweb,

> is Add simply greyed in SUA.
> does Norton prompt user > need Admin privileges.

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Exclusion for firewall

bjm_

A standard user account is only able to access very few settings for the Norton products. The only thing a standard user can access is the background tasks in Administrator Settings, and Identity Safe in Identity Protection. All other settings are greyed out. This is for the main Norton Settings from the GUI.

From the right click on the system tray, a standard user cannot disable the firewall or autoprotect.

EDIT

And there is no prompt to switch to an admin account to access the settings.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Exclusion for firewall

If these are the only solutions about exclusion, then I guess it is not possible to fully protect our PC with Norton without being annoyed

Using traffic rules means that we allow all other applications to access to the network. And using program rules have the behaviour that I described (each time we compile a program, we have to manually allow access) : This is good for a general security but not for my "special" use

Kudos0

Re: Exclusion for firewall

You can use Norton Antivirus with Windows firewall. 

Kudos0

Re: Exclusion for firewall

peterweb: bjm_,  A standard user account is only able to access very few settings for the Norton products. The only thing a standard user can access is the background tasks in Administrator Settings, and Identity Safe in Identity Protection. All other settings are greyed out. This is for the main Norton Settings from the GUI.

From the right click on the system tray, a standard user cannot disable the firewall or autoprotect.
EDIT
And there is no prompt to switch to an admin account to access the settings.

Thanks! @peterweb
One of these days Norton will publish online Help with Pictures. 
Thanks again......

Edit: since settings are greyed-out. 
How does standard user know when restart is needed for remediation. 
Meaning, I'll notice by contrast when Disable Auto-Protect is greyed-out. Does > on the system tray, a standard user cannot disable the firewall or autoprotect mean greyed-out..?

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Re: Exclusion for firewall

Comment on your edit

I have not had an outstanding remediation, so I cannot comment on if there is any notification of the outstanding issue.

The firewall and autoprotect greyed out is just because a Standard account user does not have access to these controls. Part of the non access to settings in the Norton products.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Exclusion for firewall

peterweb: Comment on your edit

I have not had an outstanding remediation

> how would you have known, greyed-out is normal

The firewall and autoprotect greyed out is just because a Standard account user does not have access to these controls. Part of the non access to settings in the Norton products.

 > Thanks for helping me see, as standard users see.  Thanks

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