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Kudos0

What the hell is this?! Norton running "two" firewalls now?

What the hell is wrong with you?

Two words:
Windows Firewall.

I restart my computer after it's been on for over a week I then reboot everything up and right as I boot up my games server I get a pop-up saying Microsoft Windows Firewall is now blocking my server software from accessing the internet and asking If I want to confirm whether it blocks it or not so I allow the server software access, however ever since then no body has been able to connect to the server even though Port Forward Network Utilities confirms the port my server uses is open.

So I go to see about turning Microsoft Windows Firewall off and NOPE, can't turn Microsoft Windows Firewall off because why? I'll post a screenshot explaining why.

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Kudos0

Re: What the hell is this?! Norton running "two" firewalls now?

http://i.imgur.com/1BgBS14.png

Please by all means share the so called "brilliant" wisdom that made you think it was a good idea to have TWO firewalls running?
So as a gamer and doing server hosting if something cannot access the internet I now have to figure out if it is Nortons firewall that's blocking it or if it's Microsoft Windows Firewall blocking it and then have to set firewall rules for either one or both firewalls.

Or is it that Norton no longer has a firewall and is now having all that controlled and updated by Microsoft?
In my opinion Microsoft Windows Firewall would be better managed by the Anti-virus program that Microsoft has, so tell me why I shouldn't delete Norton 360 and go buy Microsofts Anti-virus softeware or some other companies Anti-virus software since Symantec no longer has any confidence in their own firewall and is now either using Microsofts one or using both firewalls which is incredibly stupid and very user unfriendly.

P.S. If you couldn't figure the picture out here's the answer: I can't turn off Microsoft Windows Firewall because Norton 360 is controlling it.
P.P.S. The reason why I'm using Norton 21.6.0.32, and not Norton 22.5.0.124 is because the newer version of Norton which was created for Windows 10 does not run correctly on Windows 7 example given; using up to 8GB of RAM permanently after it does a drive / full system scan (including background / idle scans) and a lot of the times cannot complete a full system scan because it hangs on random files it should be able to scan in less than a second that prevents the full scan from being closed or paused unless a full system restart is made. For more information read my post here: https://community.norton.com/en/comment/6713461

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Kudos0

Re: What the hell is this?! Norton running "two" firewalls now?

Now have Windows Firewall off and my dedicated server is now working as intended.
Still would like to know why Norton switched it on to begin with.

Kudos0

Re: What the hell is this?! Norton running "two" firewalls now?

Under Norton control ~

Windows Firewall Service is Running Automatic
Windows Firewall is Off

Kudos0

Re: What the hell is this?! Norton running "two" firewalls now?

Clearly shows in the picture provided that Microsoft Windows Firewall is on, on top of me getting pop ups from Microsoft Windows Firewall asking me if I agree to it blocking my dedicated servers.

Play ignorant all you want but that picture does not lie.

 

Kudos0

Re: What the hell is this?! Norton running "two" firewalls now?

Okay, try this.  On my machine.

Under Norton control ~
Windows Firewall Service is Running Automatic
Windows Firewall is Off

Profiles are Windows Firewall defaults.  
And Windows Firewall is managed by Norton. 

YMMV

Kudos0

Re: What the hell is this?! Norton running "two" firewalls now?

What you are seeing and what bjm_ has posted is the normal and expected behavior whenever any third-party firewall is installed on Windows 7 or later.  Windows disables the Windows Firewall (but not the Windows Firewall Service) and cedes control to the third-party to avoid having two firewalls enabled simultaneously.  The following article explains what you should be seeing:

With Symantec Endpoint Protection Network Threat Protection installed, Windows 7 and later indicates that the Windows Firewall is still on
Kudos0

Re: What the hell is this?! Norton running "two" firewalls now?

What I am seeing is Microsoft Windows Firewall telling me that it is blocking my Dedicated Server and coming up with a pop up asking If I wanted to disable the rule.

And on the message in big bold letters: 

 "Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this program"

Why do you think I suspected it was Microsoft Windows Firewall? what do you think lead me to Microsoft Windows Firewall?

It was Microsoft Windows that showed me the message, not a Norton message a Microsoft Windows message, which indicates on my computer that Microsoft Windows Firewall is very much active because it was actively blocking my dedicated server and blocking the ports that the server uses when 3 weeks earlier I made a Traffic rule to open the specified port (as well as a port mapping rule in the modem itself) and a Program rule to allow the Dedicated server software access on Norton and in Norton history at the time of the Microsoft Windows message Norton showed it allowed the program access and allowed it to use the specified port.

It was not Norton 360 telling me it is blocking it.

It was Microsoft Windows Firewall telling me it was blocking it, as it was a Microsoft Windows message.

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