Configure Norton Internet Security

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Firewall

The Firewall component of Norton Internet Security or Norton Personal Firewall products must be configured to allow desired programs to run over the Internet. The firewall should be set to "Allow" or "Permit All" (not set to "Auto" or "Custom") so that  programs such as CTI Navigator and CTI Update Manager will be allowed to send and receive MLS information over the Internet. Normally a Norton security product automatically detects the first time a new program attempts to access the Internet and then prompts you to allow or block access. Always "allow" CTI Navigator functions. Otherwise, you may need to manually configure the program rules in your Norton product. 

To configure a program rule in Norton 360 "All-in-One Security" to allow CTI Navigator functions to access the Internet:

  1. Start Norton 360
  2. Click Task & Settings at the top of the main menu
  3. On the Task & Settings menu click Advanced Settings
  4. On the Advanced Settings screen click Firewall Protection Settings
  5. On the Firewall Protection Settings screen, click the Firewall Program Rules tab
  6. Select CTI Navigator (and/or CTI Update Manager) in the list of programs
  7. In the Access column beside CTI Navigator (or CTI Update Manager), click the down arrow and select Allow (not Auto or Custom) 
  8. Click the Apply button at the bottom of the screen. 

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To configure the firewall in Norton Internet Security 2009 or 2010  to allow CTI Navigator functions to access the Internet:

  1. Open Norton Internet Security (your screen may differ somewhat from that below).   
    Norton IS 2009 Main Start-Up Menu
  2. In the "Internet" section of 2009 or "Web" section of 2010, click Settings
  3. Scroll down to the Smart Firewall section and beside Program Control click Configure(+):
  4. On the Program Control Screen, 
    • If CTI Navigator is displayed in the Program list (such as Google Updater is in the above list), ensure its Access is set to "Allow" (not Auto, Custom or Block), and also that CTI Update Manager is set to Allow. Then skip to step 5 below. 
    • If CTI Navigator is not in the Program list, click the Add button and 
      • Enter CTI Navigator.exe in the File Name field
      • Browse to and click on the CTI Navigator folder
      • Click Open until the Program Control dialog box is displayed
      • Select Allow 
  5. Click OK and close Norton.

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To configure the firewall in Norton Internet Security 2008 (version 15) to allow CTI Navigator functions to access the Internet:

  1. Open Norton Internet Security (2008)
  2. Click the Norton Internet Security tab
  3. Click the down arrow for Settings so that a list is displayed
     
  4. Open Web Browsing
  5. Click Personal Firewall
  6. Click the Configure button 
  7. Click Program Control on the left pane
  8. If CTI Navigator is listed: ensure its access is set to "Allow" (not Custom), and that Update Manager is set to Allow. Then skip to step 13 below. 
  9. If CTI Navigator is not already listed in the Program Control screen, click the Add button. If CTI Navigator is listed, click the Edit button and skip to step 13 (always change Custom or Block to Allow)
  10. Enter CTI Navigator.exe in the File Name field
  11. Browse to and click on the CTI Navigator folder
  12. Click Open until the Program Control dialog box is displayed
  13. Select Allow  
  14. Click OK and close Norton.

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To configure the firewall in Norton Internet Security 2007 to allow CTI Navigator functions to access the Internet:

  1. Start Norton Internet Security
  2. Click the Norton Internet Security tab 
  3. Click the Settings button
  4. Under Web Browsing, click Personal Firewall and then Click the Configure button
  5. In the left pane, click Program Control
  6. If CTI Navigator is listed, ensure its access is set to "Allow" (not Custom). Also ensure that Update Manager is set to Allow. Then skip to the last step (12) below. 
  7. If CTI Navigator is not already listed in the Program Control screen, click the Add button
  8. In the "Select a program" dialog box, enter CTI Navigator.exe in the File name field
  9. Click on the CTI Navigator folder
  10. Click Open until the Program Control dialog box is displayed. This may take up to three (3) clicks.
  11. Select Allow from the "What do you want to do?" list in the Program Control dialog box.
  12. Click OK to close Norton.

Note: To reset all program rules in Norton Internet Security 2007, see the related article "Set or reset program rules in Norton Internet Security 2007 (by Symantec)."

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The general steps to configure older versions of Norton's Personal Firewall are:

  1. Open Norton Internet Security or Norton Personal Firewall
  2. Click Status & Security or Options to see Personal Firewall
  3. Select Personal Firewall and click the Configure button
  4. Select the Programs tab
  5. If CTI Navigator is already in the list, verify or change its Settings to "Permit All". (Never leave as Block or Block All.)
  6. If CTI Navigator is not listed, click Add and then Browse to CTI Navigator
  7. Select CTI Navigator.exe and click Open
  8. Select Permit All (or Permit if Permit All is not available)
  9. Repeat steps 5 through 8 for CTIUpdateManager.exe
  10. Click Next and Finish.
The exact steps and screens can vary between different versions of the Norton program. Some versions also include an "Internet Intrusion" component which also may need to be configured to always allow access to http://ctimls.com. For detailed instructions on configuring Norton's Security products, see the Help function inside your installed Norton program or Symantec's on-line help for their Norton products (see related article).  

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Internet Worm Protection

If you are running Norton's AntiVirus or SystemWorks (by Symantec), you can add programs (such as CTI Navigator and CTI Update Manager) to be "permitted" to run through Norton's "Internet Worm Protection" as follows:

  1. Open Norton Protection Center (right-click on Norton's icon in the system tray)
  2. Click Options (at the top). Click Norton AntiVirus if you see a menu
  3. On the left pane, select Internet Worm Protection
  4. On the right pane, click Program Control
  5. Click Add
  6. Locate the program executable for the program that you would like to add a rule for (Cti Navigator.exe and CtiUpdateManager.exe). If you have other programs that you want to configure, then repeat steps 3-5 for each program.
  7. At the next dialog box, from the dropdown menu, click Permit.
  8. Click OK.
If the above does not work, turn off the Norton Internet Worm Protection. If you are running Windows XP with at least Service Pack 2 (which includes a Windows Security Center), you may want to activate the Windows firewall (as described in the related article Configure Security Settings in Windows XP and Vista) to serve as protection when Norton's Internet Worm Protection is turned off.

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AntiVirus

Antivirus products may need to be configured or temporarily disabled at times, such as when installing a program or program update in Windows. To configure Norton's auto-protect feature, see "Stop Norton from Blocking MLS Updates" below.

To temporarily disable the antivirus feature in Norton 360

  1. Start Norton 360
  2. Select Tasks and Settings
  3. Select Virus and Spyware
  4. Un-check "Turn on Auto-Protect"
  5. Select a time off period, or select "Turn on when windows restarts" 
  6. Close Norton.

To temporarily disable the antivirus feature in Norton Internet Security

  1. Start Norton Internet Security
  2. Click Options 
  3. Select Norton Internet Security Options 
  4. Click Real-Time Protection
  5. Select Auto-Protect
  6. Un-check "Turn on Auto-Protect"
  7. Select a time off period, or select turn on when windows restarts
  8. Click OK and close Norton. 

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To disable the antivirus in other versions of Norton (such as Norton AntiVirus or Norton SystemWorks):

  1. Right-click on the Norton AntiVirus icon in the windows system tray
  2. Select "Disable Auto-Protect"
  3. Click OK.

To disable Norton AntiVirus Script Blocking:

  1. Open Norton AntiVirus, Norton SystemWorks or Norton Internet Security 
  2. Click Options. If there is a menu, click Norton AntiVirus
  3. On the left pane, select Script Blocking.
  4. On the right pane, un-check "Enable Script Blocking
  5. Click OK

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Stop Norton from Blocking MLS Updates

The "Auto-Protect" feature in Norton Antivirus programs may block program updates to CTI Navigator desktop. You can temporarily disable this feature in various versions of Norton as described in the AntiVirus section above; or disable Auto-Protect in Norton Antivirus 2012 as follows:

  1. Open Norton Antivirus
  2. Select Settings
  3. Under the Computer tab, in the left pane, select "Real Time Protection"
  4. Beside Auto-Protect on the right pane, click on the green bar-icon to switch it from "On" to "Off"
  5. Click the Apply button at the bottom of the screen
  6. Minimize the Norton screen and update CTI Navigator
  7. After the CTI Navigator Update completes, maximize the Norton Settings screen
  8. Click on the bar-icon beside Auto-Protect to switch it from "Off" back to "On"
  9. Click the OK button at the bottom of the screen.

In Norton Antivirus 2012 you also have the option to customize exclusions to (rather than disable) auto-protection as follows:

  1. Open Norton Antivirus
  2. Select Settings
  3. Under the Computer tab, in the left pane, select "AntiVirus and SONAR Exclusions"  
  4. On the right pane, click Configure beside "Items to Exclude from Auto-Protect, SONAR and Download Intelligence Detection"
    Auto-Protect Exclusions 
  5. Browse to  "C:\Program Files\CTI Navigator\"  [or to "C:\Program Files (x86)\CTI Navigator\" in 64-bit Windows] and select the CTI Navigator folder
  6. Check Include Subfolders
  7. Click the OK button (on this and on both subsequent screens). 

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If CTI Navigator is unable to update when an older version of Norton is running, you can move Norton's Auto-Protect "Common Client Application" (ccApp.exe file" from Windows Startup to Program Startup as follows:

  1. Click Start > Run > type msconfig > OK 
  2. Under the Startup tab, un-check ccApp.exe > Apply > Close without restart
  3. Right-click Start > Open (or Open All Users)
  4. Double-click Programs folder > Double-click StartUp folder
  5. Right-click in an empty area of this window > Point to New > click Shortcut
  6. Browse to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared folder
  7. Click ccApp.exe file > OK
  8. Click Next > Finish
  9. Re-start Windows
  10. Click Do not show again.

For further information about Windows start-up items see "Disable Un-necessary Windows Startup items" in the related articles below .

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Uninstall Norton

To uninstall a Norton product from your computer, follow Symantec's instructions appropriate for your Norton product (see "Norton Removal Tool" in the related articles below).

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