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Kudos0

Norton Security prevent RAT and porn website popups question

Does Norton Security Prevent/block RATs (remote acces trojan) from coming into your computer even if you are on a porn website and does Norton Security block malicious (porn) website popups and too prevent rats from it?

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Security prevent RAT and porn website popups question

Norton has many layers of protection, each one using a different method to detect and block all forms of malware.  A website is a website and malware is malware.  People have been infected by visiting the website of the New York Times.  The problem is that running any antivirus, while providing substantial protection, does not make you 100% bulletproof.  I would highly recommend that you also make sure the OS and all applications are up-to-date on security patches and that you restrict JavaScript in the browser to prevent third-party sites from running active content.  The more secure you make your system overall, the better protected you will be.

Kudos0

Re: Norton Security prevent RAT and porn website popups question

Ah thank you very much for the answer to my question. Just one last question if you have Norton security running with the firewall on etc can the rat still get too you just like bypassing the firewall?

Kudos0

Re: Norton Security prevent RAT and porn website popups question

Many infections come through your browser (exploits because you are out of date, or social engineering -- they "ask" for your permission and you give it). Your browser is allowed through the firewall (how else would you browse?).

A malware isn't just going to say "I'll just bypass the firewall and get in." It would say "I'm the video player just download and run NotSuspicionsAtAllReallyWePromise.exe, and if Norton prompts to block danger it just allow it anyway, then we will let you watch the video(not really) / infect you(we didn't say this part)".

If Norton blocks threats while visiting a website, then the website (or the advertisers who pay the site owner) are attacking your computer. Do not make a return visit to such websites.

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