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Is Norton Security Suite blocking a PC on my home network?
Yesterday I installed Norton Security Suite on my two old PCs that are connected to each other via a Windows home network. One PC is running Windows 7 and the other is running Windows XP.
After the installation and reboot, I discovered a problem with my network. While both PCs were able to connect to the Internet, and while the XP-PC could "see" the Win7-PC, The Win7-PC could not "see" the XP-PC.
I tried hunting through the arcane Windows 7 control panel menu tree to find a solution, but came up with nothing.
Then last night, after rebooting both computers, the XP-PC miraculously re-appeared in Windows Explorer on the Win-7 PC. So I thought the problem had somehow resolved itself.
But when I booted up both computers early this morning, the XP-PC had again vanished from Win7-PC network listing.
Now as I type this at 11 o'clock in the morning, the XP-PC has again popped up on the network view on the Win7-PC.
Since this intermittent behavior began immediately after I installed the Norton Security Suite, I can't help wondering if that's the culprit.
I'm thinking a first step toward a solution might be to disconnect the Internet cable from my modem/router, and then turn off Norton Security Suite. But I'm not sure how to temporarily turn it off.
Can someone help me with this?
Will in Seattle a.k.a. "Clueless"