Sometimes, Norton Internet Security blocks network sharing, and there can be no sharing of files or other resources over a network. Usually, every computer has a default trust level on the network. If your network is not trusted or secured, the device uses the default trust level. This action might be the reason behind the blocked network sharing. You can change the trust level at times. The Norton security program installed on your computer carries out with the same trust level when you change.
In this post, you can find some of the easy solutions to fix the “Norton Internet Security blocking network sharing” problem.
On your computer, launch the Norton program.
Now, click Settings. The Settings window opens now.
From there, select Firewall.
Select Configure next to the Network Trust row in the General Settings tab. It opens the Network Trust window.
In this window, you’ll find the Trust Level section. Under that section, there are four available options. They are:
You can choose your preferred option, and thus, it helps you fix the problem. Be sure to select the correct option. After selecting, click the Apply button and then select OK. Now, you’ve changed the trust level of your network.
It’s time to change the trust level of your device.
On your computer, open the Norton security program.
Click Settings to open the Settings window.
In this window, select Firewall.
Select Configure next to the Device Trust row in the General Settings tab. It opens another new window.
In that window, you’ll find the Trust Level section. There are two options available in that section. They are:
Choose your preferred option and then click Apply. Cross-check the option that you’ve chosen and click OK.
In case the issue is not resolved, make sure that you temporarily turn off your Norton protection.
Turning off the Norton security program temporarily:
At times, Norton might block activities, such as network sharing, or it might interrupt while you are accessing an application. So, it is better to turn off the Norton security program notification for a while to fix the problem. Here’s how to disable the Norton Firewall.
Disabling the Firewall (Turning off Norton protection):
Turn on your computer with administrator privileges.
Navigate to the Norton security program and then right-click on it. You’ll find two options on the display. They are:
Click the Disable Firewall option.
Now, select the duration from the drop-down menu, and so, your Norton security program will be turned off till that period of time. This should resolve the problem.
Therefore, we suggest that you implement the solutions as described above to prevent Norton Internet Security from blocking network sharing.