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Kudos0

Why does this product keep changing my Firewall settings?

I allow Windows network file sharing on my local home network. This product periodically resets the firewall back to defaults which blocks this traffic. I have not reinstalled Windows and I've not reinstalled Norton so these settings are being overwritten without prompting and without regard for their current settings. It wouldn't even matter so much if the Firewall configuration settings UI wasn't so damn ugly and unfriendly. If I want Microsoft File and Printer sharing enabled on my Network then the Norton Firewall should recognize it is enabled and OFFER to adjust the firewall settings to match. This is one of the quirks of the product I get annoyed at.

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Kudos0

Re: Why does this product keep changing my Firewall settings?

Hi, Metanis. Do you have the Firewall set to Auto aka Smart Firewall setting, or have you manually set rules ?

Under normal circumstances, the Firewall should be left to default setting.

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/au/home/current/solutions/v1027911_ns_r...?

Windows 10 Home X 64 Norton Security Premium Current
Kudos0

Re: Why does this product keep changing my Firewall settings?

In Norton's Firewall settings, is the Network Trust Level set to "Private?"

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