How To Solve Norton Firewall Blocking Issue?

 Norton Firewall Blocking

Sometimes, the Norton Firewall installed on your computer may result in blocking internet access or the installation of certain applications. In such cases, consider the steps that are given below to fix the Norton firewall blocking issue.

Providing Access To The Internet For A Blocked App Or Program

  • Launch the Norton application from the Windows taskbar.
  • Click Open and go to Settings.
  • Now, click the Firewall option and select the Program Control tab.
  • Choose the program for which Internet access is blocked.
  • Click on the Allow button from the Access drop-down list.
  • Reboot your computer and check whether the program on your computer can access the Internet.

Turning Off Automatic Program Control

  • Open the Norton security window and go to Settings.
  • Click the Firewall tab and go to Firewall settings.
  • Navigate to the Advanced Program Control section.
  • Go to the Automatic Program Control row and click on the toggle switch to turn it OFF.
  • When you are prompted for confirmation to turn off Automatic Program Control, click Yes.
  • Click on the Apply button followed by Close.
  • Now, the blocking issue will be resolved.

Configuring Internet Access Settings

  • Open the application or program in which Internet access is restricted.
  • When the application tries to access the Internet, the Norton security program will prompt you with a firewall alert.
  • When the Firewall Alert window appears, click the Options menu from the drop-down list.
  • Now, select an action to allow Internet access for the program. Click on the OK button.
  • Check whether the program could access the Internet.
  • If the program still can't access the Internet, turn off or disable Norton security for a while.
  • You can enable Norton security once the Norton firewall blocking issue is resolved.

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