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Norton Firewall rules query

I have Norton Internet Security 2009 installed, i have a question to ask, i have seen some general rules greyed out and and when i bring mouse over it, it shows read only..my only question is am i protected ?....i am posting screenshot with this comment...have a look and tell me..

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Message Edited by TomV on 04-08-2009 12:00 AM
Genuine Windows 8.1 x64 Pro; NIS 2014; HP Pavallion G6 Notebook with AMD Core 2 Quad A10; 6 GB RAM; ; 1TB Western Digital HDD, AMD Radeon 2.5 GB Graphics Card

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Firewall rules query

I have Norton Internet Security 2009 installed, i have a question to ask, i have seen some general rules greyed out and and when i bring mouse over it, it shows read only..my only question is am i protected ?....i am posting screenshot with this comment...have a look and tell me..

<<Edit: Resized image to fit into the window>>

Message Edited by TomV on 04-08-2009 12:00 AM
Genuine Windows 8.1 x64 Pro; NIS 2014; HP Pavallion G6 Notebook with AMD Core 2 Quad A10; 6 GB RAM; ; 1TB Western Digital HDD, AMD Radeon 2.5 GB Graphics Card
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Norton Firewall rules query

This is the answer from the Help utility in NIS.

About General rules

Norton Internet Security includes a number of predefined general firewall rules. These rules provide network functionality and protection from known Internet risks. 

The General Rules window displays a list of predefined general rules. These rules appear in the order of their priority levels. Rules that appear higher in the list override the rules that appear lower in the list.

You can change an existing  if it does not function the way that you want. You can use the Modify option to change the settings of an existing  firewall. When you change a rule, the firewall uses the new criteria of the modified rule to control network traffic.

Note:  You cannot modify the default rules that are locked.


If you have a specific need, you can modify the rules that aren't greyed out, or you can move them for greater priority. Otherwise, Norton has configured the rules for the best protection and functionality.

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Message Edited by shannons on 04-02-2009 08:26 PM
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Kudos0

Re: Norton Firewall rules query

It is a special need which everyone needs. No need to worry
&quot;All that we are is the result of what we have thought&quot;
Kudos0

Re: Norton Firewall rules query

The locked rules are actually controlled by features that are avaiable in the smart firewall configuration screen.  Toggling the appropriate setting on the main ui will set these rules up as needed based on the status of a particular feature.  Does that answer your question?

-Michele

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