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Norton Firewall & Application Blocking: How do I know which are OK to approve?
After receiving notification from Comcast that I might have a bot on my machine, I installed the Comcast version of Norton Internet Security for the Mac.
I enabled Application Blocking and have allowed all familiar apps that need Internet access. However, there are often notifcations from things I do not recognize and have no idea if it's OK to approve them. I suspect they are necessary functions but would hate to say yes to enabling some bot activity.
How can I tell what is legit beyond familiar app names?
cupsd (located in /usr/sbin/cupsd)
oscpd (located in /usr/sbin/ocspd)
lots of other stuff in that same spot: racoon, krb5kdc, awacsd
PubSubAgent.app which is found in: