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Kudos0

Norton blocking localhost

Hi,

I am unable to enter my localhost website because of this message resource://c1a2a613-35f1-4fcf-b27f-2840527b6556/data/html/pagebadredirect.html.

I am being told norton is saving me from a dangerous website, this is ridiculous localhost is on my own computer.

It seems to be happening on firefox, just updated to version 50

What is the solution to this

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Norton blocking localhost

I have just disabled the firefox Norton Security Toolbar extensikon and that seems to have fixed it but as always its not really the solution

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Norton blocking localhost

I've been having this problem all morning. Norton support couldn't fix it, but I've just disabled the  Norton Security Toolbar on Firefox and the problem seems to have been resolved.

Thanks for the tip.

Kudos0

Re: Norton blocking localhost

I had the same problem. Struggled with it for a couple of hours. Thanks very much for the info. Solved the problem for now.

Kudos0

Re: Norton blocking localhost

I had the same problem. Thanks for the info. Just disabled the Chrome Norton toolbar and solved for now, but we need a solution...

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Norton blocking localhost

Perhaps I am missing something here, but see if the following info helps you any.  It seems to me you should be able to exclude that from scans - especially since it is on your local system and has been "safe" for awhile.

 https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/norton-security-with-backup/22.8.1.14/solutions/v15457075_ns_retail_en_us?

Kudos0

Re: Norton blocking localhost

Yank, I don't see where this helps with a web site.  All the exclusions are for scanned files/folders/etc.  I don't see how to exclude a given web site like localhost from alerts?

Kudos0

Re: Norton blocking localhost

Please submit the web address for a false positive as I already indicated in your other thread. There is way around it. If you look at the page warning it says "allow in anyways" or something like that. 

Kudos0

Re: Norton blocking localhost

Here ya go:

http://localhost:8989/settings/mediamanagement (link is external)

Yes, you can click on the "allow in anyways" but you have to do that each and every time you try to pull up any of the pages on localhost:8989

The only true workaround right now is to disable the Norton Firefox addon.

Kudos0

Re: Norton blocking localhost

PLEASE submit the web address to Symantec false positive. Only they can address this issue. 

https://submit.symantec.com/false_positive/

Kudos4 Stats

Re: Norton blocking localhost

Yank is suggesting the best thing to try, excluding the target files of your local website.

Even though your using a "web" address, invoking your browser is not causing the problem, it's either the target that is trying to load the website or Norton no longer likes local addresses.

BTW- try replacing "localhost" with your loopback Address to see if it's the redirect in the host file that Norton does not like 127.0.0.1

PatsSoxBruins -  It can't be submitted because It's not a website on the internet, it's a local site on the same computer.  Most likely used for testing or designing website elements.

Dave

Kudos0

Re: Norton blocking localhost

He did not indicate that. Sorry. I did not pick up that it was another PC being blocked. He clearly said "website"

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Norton blocking localhost

@neiljames54, CJohnsonOHBR, Maria G, CJohnsonOHBR, & Ronald Schmetzer: 

  • Step 1: disable fast startup if you're using a Windows 8 or newer system
  • Step 2: LiveUpdate to get the latest updates from Norton server, reboot to make those items take effect. Scan your own system for potential threats. Refer to the following screenshot for more info. Re-check afterwards.
  • (If you can't access your localhost due to some file, please disable your internet connection > temporarily disable Norton protection > restore and exclude that file > Report a Suspected Erroneous Detection later)
  • Step 3: try resetting the firewall rules in your Norton, save and restart, and then check

@yank: the link you gave requires Norton log-in info.

Thx and luck... :)

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)
Kudos0

Re: Norton blocking localhost

Please define "resetting the firewall rules" ?  Do you just mean turning them off and back on?

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Norton blocking localhost

@Ronald Schmetzer: Sorry, bit new to the issue we're talking about. I've just re-updated my comment above. Please refresh this thread. 

And to reset Norton Firewall, plz refer to the below pic I just attached:

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)
Kudos0

Re: Norton blocking localhost

Fast Startup has absolutely nothing to do with Norton blocking local host.
Kudos0

Re: Norton blocking localhost

Doesn't matter to me as I'm on Windows 7.  Finished Liveupdate, about to reboot.

Kudos0

Re: Norton blocking localhost

20750065 and many others think that by disabling Fast Startup it fixes everything. I never turn it off on any of my machines and never have any issues. Never mind that Fast Startup has nothing to do with your issue.
Kudos0

Re: Norton blocking localhost

Well, doing all that seems to have fixed the problem but the scan done after the reboot didn't find any problematic files.  Liveupdate only updated two definition files so the reboot probably wasn't needed.  Hey, it's Windows, a reboot every now and then can only help.

It may be that the definition updates solved the localhost being flagged as a threat.

Kudos0

Re: Norton blocking localhost

Hello PSB

Dangerous websites are not fixed by Symantec/false -positive  Dangerous websites are taken care of by a different Team.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.18.0.213 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.

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