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Kudos0

unauthorized access blocked

Security History 16 "unauthorized access blocked" messages in the past 24 hours, including 12 in the past two hours.  I am not complaining that the attempts were blocked. but is this normal for someone in a private single-family home?  Also, I see numerous messages like "Protecting your connection to a newly detected network on adapter 'Bluetooth device ..."  I am not aware of a Bluetooth device in use in this house.  What does this mean?

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Kudos0

Re: unauthorized access blocked

Unauthorized access blocked messages are normal. They can be the Norton Product Tamper Protection stopping other Windows functions from accessing Norton files. Or it could be some intrusion attempt from the internet, depending on what the details of the intrusion attempt are.

Do you have any Mobile devices in the house? Phones, laptops, or tablets. They could have Bluetooth enabled.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
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Kudos0

Re: unauthorized access blocked

Intrusion attempts, which are attempts to exploit potential vulnerabilities that might be unpatched on your system, are logged as "An intrusion attempt by [IP address] was blocked."  "Unauthorized access blocked" entries, on the other hand, are always Norton Product Tamper Protection events, which occur when any outside agent, either another program or Windows itself, tries to access a Norton file or process.  Intrusion attempts are actual blocked attacks against your system detected by IPS.  Unauthorized access events detected by NPTP only involve Norton itself, are almost always the result of legitimate processes rather than attacks, and can therefore largely be ignored.  Network connection entries are just logs of Norton responding to the various adapters on your system as they come online or go offline.  You can disable Bluetooth in Windows settings if you don't need it.

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