Re: Norton Personal Firewall 2004 problem
From: BlueSky (skyxyz123_at_earthlink.net)
Date: 17 Feb 2004 19:03:01 -0800
Big Mac <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> With the Norton Personal Firewall engaged, I cannot get any web pages
> to display. "Page not Found" is what I get. I was able to get email
> and usenet.
Well, I'll just add my 2 cents worth. I have windows xp, and just
bought and installed the Norton Internet Security 2004 (or some such
name, it has the anti virus stuff and it has the Security stuff).
Whenever I enable Security, same things happens - "page not found".
Even when I enable Security and turn off everything under it, same
> I've tried turning off Windows XP built-in firewall, in case of a
> conflict. I've tried a few different toggles in the Norton Firewall.
> I've rebooted several times and tried engaging unengaging several
> times. No good. No web access.
I spent a few hours fiddling with some of the rules and then put them
all back to the state they were originally in.
> Symantec has no free voice support. It is very expensive to call them
> voice. No email support.
I paid $10 extra for the Security stuff over just the anti-virus, and
after the time I spent so far, and after reading the posts in this
thread, I will just leave it disconnected. I don't have the time. I
didn't have the time. I already put in too much time with this.
Aside. Maybe 2 years ago I got E-Z trust for my old computer. I
eventually added the firewall option for it. Never could get it to
work, and finally just left that part disabled. Figured Symantec was a
more solid brand name.
I don't think things should be this way. Companies dump these
ill-working programs on the public, with poor or even false
instructions, which don't work anyway. The public as totally at bay,
and thrashes around in the stuff. And Gates is hardly a saint in this
matter either (Bless his five thousand million dollars in assets).
Many hours of real frustration for many customers. Companies need to
have freedom and not be oppressed. At the same time, that cannot mean
doing what they do to the public. Since I may not be responding any
more in this thread, let me just address a possible response. The
customer should not have to know much at all about installation and
setup and getting program to run. If the customer is required to know
more, then it should be legally required that a statement to that
effect is on the box or the product, or stated before one fills out
the online credit card info. We want to stress free trade to the max,
but not at this level of real nastiness to the customer. End of my 2