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Kudos0

Norton Security - Firewall keeps nagging me about well-known programs like H1Z1, Steam and Skype after each update?

Greetings,

I'm currently running Norton Security on all my systems (three different ones, + two Macs but that's an entirely different client) and the Firewall keeps prompting each and every time I get a Steam, Skype or game update of any sort.

Each and every time it keeps resolving to "Unproven" and "Block this instance (recommended)" which is perfectly fine, but not with common applications like Steam, Skype and various known video games. I keep clicking "more details" and "Trust Now" but I'm getting tired of having to do this each and every time I get a small Skype, Steam or game update of any kind. Sometimes the prompt for Skype is getting displayed while I'm away from the computer so it defaults to block so when I try to run a Skype call it just fails.

What's the reason behind this very strict behaviour? I have used Norton for years, and I also use Symantec Endpoint Protection on my server and from my experience Norton / Symantec has never resolved in this harsh and strict firewall behaviour? Allowing Steam.exe, Skype.exe etc.. does not work as the rules seems to be ignored upon an update as the exe information is getting changed. It's not an isolated issue either as I have the exact same issue on all three of my systems at home.

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Security - Firewall keeps nagging me about well-known programs like H1Z1, Steam and Skype after each update?

Try Automatic Program Control On

Kudos0

Re: Norton Security - Firewall keeps nagging me about well-known programs like H1Z1, Steam and Skype after each update?

Hello RamGuy

Please try going over the settings for the program. If there is something you don't understand, please use the ? at the end of the statement or on top of the section of the settings. Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.18.0.213 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.

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