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Kudos0

Using Norton Wifi Privacy - Unusual Traffic?

I recently installed Norton Wifi Privacy on both my Windows 10 Laptop and Mobile Phones.  A couple of times in the past week, I have received a warning of "Unusual Traffic" coming from my IP address, which violated some terms of service (I should have looked to see who the warning was from). To bypass this I needed to click a check-box to prove I was not a bot, once that is done, I can proceed as normal.

Has anyone had to deal with this? Would it be my IP address they are referring to or the outward one provided by the Norton WiFi VPN? 

I should also add that I was on my home WiFi network when occurred, with Norton WiFi privacy enabled.  Also, sorry if this is posted the wrong forum. 

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Kudos0

Re: Using Norton Wifi Privacy - Unusual Traffic?

I should also note that a couple of sports websites I frequent (including espn.com) no longer provide a secure connection. Even when I manually enter https:// I am sent to an unsecured connection (the i with a circle around it) is displayed next to the site name.  I'm not sure if these issues are related.  Thanks again. 

Kudos0

Re: Using Norton Wifi Privacy - Unusual Traffic?

Many web sites you need to log into will track your IP when you log in. If they expect a certain IP and they see someone, in this case it is you, logging in with a different IP, their security protocol kicks in and sends a warning. When using a VPN, the IP address that web sites see is the one provided by the VPN. 

I have a similar issue with my Gmail accounts. I have to disable to Norton Wifi Privacy, NWP, when I want to use my email.

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

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