Norton Firewall - is it working or not?

  pj123 11:41 03 Feb 2003

The responses I got from my previous posting gave me some assurance but since I have been on NTL BB I have not had one alert from the firewall???

I am a bit concerned because when I was on dial up i used to get two maybe three alerts every time I was online. Should I uninstall the firewall and then re-install or assume it is doing its job. If I hold my mouse over the icon it says Norton Personal Firewall Enabled.


  Wes Tam ;-) 11:48 03 Feb 2003

pj123 Why don't you use the facility 'Security Check' to ease your worries.

  JoeC 11:53 03 Feb 2003

I get an alert on average of one a week. Sometimes I don't get any for ages, and sometimes I get two or three in a day. If you have been to Shields Up and the Symantec Site to check, then relax !

  pj123 12:44 03 Feb 2003

Thanks. Just run Security Check and everything passed except Anti virus. It said it could not detect an anti virus programme on my computer but I have AVG anti virus. i assume that because it is not a norton product it didn't find it.


  pj123 22:44 03 Feb 2003

Well I have had BB now since 23/01/03 and as this PC is logged on to the internet all day every day I still have not had one alert yet?

I am beginning to get jumpy. Although I must say that with AVG running as well I haven't had a virus either. fingers firmly crossed.

  VoG™ 22:52 03 Feb 2003
  powerless 22:58 03 Feb 2003

I've only been online for 15 minutes and i've had 10 alerts already. Although there silent ones ;-)

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However i do use Zonealarm, doubt thats anything to do with it.

Zonealarm has LOW - Medium - HIgh - Settings for the firewall, I'm on high at the moment.

Maybe NFW has something similiar, like you've set the detection on a low setting? So its letting alot of stuff through. Harmless stuff i bet...

  pj123 23:19 03 Feb 2003

I tried the link and all the answers came up as "there is no evidence that this pc exists" and now my firewall icon is flashing.

thanks to all who responded - good to know I am not here.

now ticked as resolved.

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