How to Add a Website Exception in Norton Internet Security (Example)

Norton is a product developed by Symantec, and Norton Internet Security was the main product until 2015, being replaced by what we now know as Norton 360, a security suite that has multiple features that make it easier to use, from its interface to its features.

It can be found as a standalone product or as a package, being «Norton Systemworks» that has the necessary features to block bots, rootskis, an anti-spam email filter, parental control and updates between 5 and 15 minutes, providing optimal and constant protection. This you can enable and disable it from your PC whenever you want.

It has 6 layers of protection that overlap, working together to stop malware, being the intrusion prevention layer (IPS) which analyzes and blocks network information, reputation protection (Insight), which takes global network information to classify files based on their attributes.

Other layers are the Proactive Exploit Protection (PEP), responsible for protecting against applications or files that take advantage of vulnerabilities in the operating system, and Behavioral Protection (SONER), which uses artificial intelligence to block suspicious files or web pages from Google or from any browser.

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Ending with those that give the antivirus the intelligent classification, the automatic learning layer, in charge of reviewing and eliminating infiltrated files, and the Prover Eraser, whose main function is to get rid of risky files that cause irreversible damage to software.

All layers protect the user, however, there are times when we will need to pass a rule, and this can be done through exceptions, which can be made through firewall, the exception to parental control and through Smart Security, all of totally safe way.

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The exception through the Firewall can be done by following the following steps: first, we open Norton Internet Security, and once it is running, we go to the option of «setting», where we will proceed to click, once we are in configuration, we choose «Personal firewall»

Thus, it will show on the screen the options that we can modify of our firewall, we click on «set up», and later «Program control», which will allow us to choose the desired program, we click on «add». If we want to add a website, we select it from a list that appears as previously visited.

Once we have selected, we click on «Modify» and later «Add all» and thus the antivirus allows access through the firewall, allowing us to access with total freedom and permission granted without an advertisement appearing that it is an unsafe website or preventing the execution of a program.

We start to run our antivirus and select the option of «Parental control», then we click on «Select Sites» and we click on «Exceptions», then add. This procedure will give us a dialog box where we will write the URL and then click OK.

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Exception through Smart Security

This option is generally used in the business sector to prevent its employees from accessing recreational sites during the day, however, it is not exempt from exceptions according to needs. We start with the initial step of starting Norton, then we click Settings and then Network.

In the left panel the Smart Firewall option will appear, where we will click on «set up», once there, we click on «Configure next to general rules”To start with our Add Rule wizard; the steps to follow are to click Allow, Next, Connect to other computers, Next.

This will lead us to another option, which is “Only listed computers and sites«, We add and enter the IP address, again we click on accept, Next, TCP,» Only communications that match all the types and ports listed below «, Add, Known ports from the list.

We must select the «80» and «443», click on accept, and then on next, we create a log entry to make a safety history, which will tell us every time one of our workers makes use of this exception, click on next and then on «Apply this rule”, Put a name, and add.

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