How to Allow a Trusted IP Address in Norton 360

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How to Allow a Trusted IP Address in Norton 360
Norton 360 is able to protect users from infiltration by many types of spyware. (access denied image by UBE from

Norton 360, now at version 4.0, is the top tier virus and spyware protection software in the Norton suite. It also sets up a firewall for your PC, meaning that suspicious IPs or computers do not pass through from the Internet and plant spyware or viruses. There are times where an IP is "trusted" or safe enough to let through the firewall; this may be an IP of a friend's computer, or a legitimate news website.

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    Open the Norton 360 application. Click on "Task and Settings" in the menu bar, and choose "Change Advanced Settings" in the drop-down menu. Click on "Firewall Protection Settings." Navigate to the tab that says "Firewall General Rules" and click "Add."

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    Choose the "Permit" option and click "Next." Determine whether you want this rule to apply to outgoing IPs or incoming IPs, and click on the proper direction. Choose "Only computers and sites listed below" and click "Add."

  3. 3

    Type in the trusted IP address that you want Norton 360 to allow to pass. Click OK, then the "Next" button. You most likely can leave the radio button on the default option, which reads "All types of communication (all ports, local and remote)," and indicates that this IP rule will apply to all ports. If you wish to specify a particular port, choose "Only the types of communication or ports listed below." Click "Add" and specify the port you wish to use.

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    Click "Next" twice more until the final screen appears, showing you a summary of all of the settings that you have changed. If everything looks correct, click "Finish" and confirm the changes by clicking "Apply." If something is wrong, push the "Back" button and fix the choice. Close the application.

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