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Modify General rules and Program rules

May 16, 2010

You can change an existing firewall rule if it does not function the way that you want. You can use the Modify option to change the settings of an existing firewall rule. When you change a rule, the firewall uses the new criteria of the modified rule to control network traffic.

You cannot modify some of the default rules that are locked. However, you can view the settings of these rules by using the View option.


To modify a General rule
  1. In the Norton Internet Security main window, in the Network pane, click Settings.
  2. Under Smart Firewall, in the Advanced Settings row, click Configure.

    You may need to scroll the window to see the option.
  3. In the Advanced Settings window, in the General Rules row, click Configure.
  4. In the General Rules window, select the rule that you want to change.
  5. Click Modify.
  6. In the Modify Rule window, follow the on-screen instructions to change any aspect of the rule.
  7. When you have finished changing the rule, click OK.
  8. In the General Rules window, click OK.
  9. In the Advanced Settings window, click OK.
To modify a Program rule
  1. In the Norton Internet Security main window, in the Network pane, click Settings.
  2. Under Smart Firewall, in the Program Control row, click Configure.
  3. In the Program Control window, in the Program column, select the program that you want to change.
  4. Click Modify.
  5. In the Rules window, select the rule that you want to change.
  6. Click Modify.
  7. In the Modify Rule window, follow the on-screen instructions to change any aspect of the rule.
  8. When you have finished changing the rule, click OK.
  9. In the Rules window, click OK.
  10. In the Program Control window, click OK.

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