How to Bypass Norton Internet Security

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

The application Norton Internet Security was designed primarily to provide the computer user with a protective wall not only against threats on the user's privacy but as well as attacks on the computer system that commonly come in the form of hacker intrusion and malicious programs among others. Norton Internet Security is distributed as part of an integrated suite which provides adequate protection to vital data via the Norton Personal Firewall and the Norton AntiVirus programs that continuously scan for the presence of common dangers that are present on the Internet. However, there may be instances wherein the computer user may need to bypass the protection system implemented by the Norton Internet Security because it may block potentially useful and important sites like those which make use of Flash technology. This is commonly done as a precaution by the software and awaits user intervention to make sure that the computer user is aware that the website that is being visited is indeed safe.

Materials Needed:
- Computer
- Norton Internet Security
- Web browser
- Internet connection
Step 1
In the world of computing, communication among computer systems and their attached peripherals along with other resources that lie on other networks or the Internet are usually done via communication ports. To define which websites are safe for use, access the Norton Internet Security program.
Step 2
Select the Status & Settings option from the left side of the screen. Choose the Ad Blocking option and click the Configure button.
Step 3
In the Ad Blocking window, click on the Advanced button this will display a list of websites which are currently blocked by the application. Select the Add Site option.
Step 4
A new window will popup where the user will be prompted to enter the website address. Click on the OK button to continue.
Step 5
The added website will now appear on the list. Click it and select the Global Settings tab. Remove the markings on all check boxes and make sure that everything is set to Permit.
Step 6
Select again the website and go to the User Settings tab. Set everything to Permit and ensure that all boxes are unchecked.
Step 7
From the Ad Blocking tab, select the Add button and type the symbol / and click on the Permit option. Click the OK button to proceed.
Step 8
Make sure that the / symbol is under the HTML String category and that Permit is reflected under Action in the ad block list of the Ad Blocking tab. Click on the OK button to apply for these new settings.
Step 9
To bypass the Norton Internet Security protocol for port protection, select the Options menu from the Norton Internet Security taskbar.
Step 10
Navigate to the Firewall tab to display the list of HTTP ports. Click on port 80 to highlight it. Select the Remove option and click on the OK button to finalize the setting.