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View details about a vulnerable application

May 26, 2010

The Vulnerability Protection window displays the list of the programs that are susceptible to malicious attacks. In addition, you can view details of the vulnerabilities that a program contains. The Program Vulnerability Details window displays the names of the attack signatures that Intrusion Prevention uses to detect the vulnerabilities in the program.

You can click an attack signature to get additional information about the signature in the Symantec Security Response Web site.


The Intrusion Signatures window lets you view a list of attack signatures. Intrusion Prevention relies on this list of attack signatures to detect and block suspicious activity. You can select a signature from the list if you do not want Norton Internet Security to monitor the signature. The Program Vulnerability Details list does not include any signature that you disable in the Intrusion Signatures window. By default, all the signatures in the Intrusion Signatures window are turned on. Unless you have a good reason to disable a signature, you should leave the signatures turned on. If you disable a signature, your computer may be vulnerable to attack.

  1. In the Norton Internet Security main window, in the Network pane, click Vulnerability Protection.
  2. In the Vulnerability Protection window, in the Program column, click the program name for which you want to view the details.
  3. In the Program Vulnerability Details window, view the signature details of the program.
  4. If you want to view additional information about the signature, then click the signature name.
  5. After you finish viewing the vulnerability details, in the Program Vulnerability Details window, click Close.
  6. In the Vulnerability Protection window, click Close.

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