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Kudos0

Toggling on PUP/PUA protection

https://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check-potentially-unwanted-applic...

>>"If your vendor’s name appears below, your Anti-Malware product does support this Feature Settings Check page. If your system nevertheless failed the test, click on the name of the vendor for instructions explaining how to enable the feature in your product."

How do I enable the feature in Norton?

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Kudos0

Re: Toggling on PUP/PUA protection

Did your installation of Norton fail the test?  I am using Norton Core, which did block the test site.  I would assume that Norton AutoProtect would also block the site automatically, but I could be wrong.

Kudos0

Re: Toggling on PUP/PUA protection

I actually can't get to the test site.  Norton blocks it.  Sorta ironic... right..   (see attachment)

Maybe I'm misinterpreting the AMTSO website.  But where it states...  "..click on the name of the vendor for instructions explaining how to enable the feature in your product."

I could not find a setting in Norton.  

So I'd like to find the feature to turn it on, or ensure it's on.

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Toggling on PUP/PUA protection

You're seeing Norton block the download 'test' file


Kudos0

Re: Toggling on PUP/PUA protection

Oh.... I didn't expect the test to run like that.

Thanks for the clarification.

But... is there a PUA/PUP setting in Norton somewhere?

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Kudos0

Re: Toggling on PUP/PUA protection

If you are able to download this file successfully, your Anti-Malware solution is NOT configured correctly to detect Potentially Unwanted Applications, or does not conform to industry best practice.

Since, you were not able to download the file successfully, your Anti-Malware solution is configured correctly. 

Kudos0

Re: Toggling on PUP/PUA protection

Ok, thanks bjm_.

I would prefer a more definitive toggle/button/option....

But it is what it is..

Thanks.

Kudos0

Re: Toggling on PUP/PUA protection

Norton is not generally concerned with PUPs because they are not technically malware (they can have legitimate benefits and require consent to install, albeit sometimes they get consent in a sneaky way).  Norton only blocks the most egregious PUPs while some other products may specialize in catching every PUP they can, and provide more options on what to do with them.  So those that Norton does target are considered malicious and are simply included with other malware definitions used by Auto-Protect or Intrusion Prevention, neither of which should be toggled off.

Kudos0

Re: Toggling on PUP/PUA protection

Thanks SendOfJive.

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