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A few malicious websites may attempt to gain unauthorized access to your device information when you install and open any freeware or shareware applications. Malicious websites detect and exploit vulnerabilities to download malware such as crypto mining malware that can expose your device information to cybercriminals.

With App URL Monitoring turned on, Norton monitors all applications that are installed on your computer and block the malicious websites from accessing your computer. Norton alerts you when it blocks a malicious website and you can view the information about the attack using the Security History window.

App URL Monitoring does not monitor the browser applications. To protect your browser application from malicious websites, you need to add Norton browser extensions. For more information, see Add the Norton browser extensions.

Turn on App URL Monitoring to block malicious websites

By default, App URL Monitoring is turned on. Keep App URL Monitoring turned on to ensure protection against malicious websites.

  1. Start Norton.

    If you see the My Norton window, next to Device Security, click Open.

  2. In the Norton main window, click Settings.
  3. In the Settings window, click Firewall or Network.
  4. Click the Intrusion and Browser Protection tab.
  5. Under Intrusion Prevention, in the App URL Monitoring row, move the On/Off switch to On.

Exclude a URL or domain from monitoring

Intrusion Prevention uses an extensive list of attack signatures to detect and block suspicious websites. In some cases, benign websites may be identified as suspicious, because it has a similar attack signature. If you receive notifications about a possible attack, and you know that the website or domain that triggers the notification is safe, you can exclude the signature from monitoring.

Exclude a URL or domain from the alert notification

  1. On the alert notification, click View Details.
  2. In the Security History – Advanced Details window, click Unblock URL.

Exclude a URL or domain using your Norton

  1. Start Norton.

    If you see the My Norton window, next to Device Security, click Open.

  2. In the Norton main window, click Settings.
  3. In the Settings window, click Firewall or Network.
  4. Click the Intrusion and Browser Protection tab.
  5. Under Intrusion Prevention, in the App URL Monitoring Exclusions row, click Configure.
  6. Click the Add button and enter the URL or the domain name that you want to exclude from monitoring.
  7. If you want to edit or remove a URL or domain, do the following:
    • Select a URL or domain from the list and click the Edit button. Modify the URL or the domain name.
    • Select a URL or domain that you want to remove and click the Remove button.

View information about the blocked URL

View information in the alert notification

  1. On the alert notification, click View Details.
  2. In the Security History – Advanced Details window, you can view more details about the blocked URL.

View information using the Security History window

  1. Start Norton.

    If you see the My Norton window, next to Device Security, click Open.

  2. In the Norton product main window, double-click Security, and then click History.
  3. In Security History window, in the Show drop-down list, select Intrusion Prevention from the list.
  4. Click a row to view the details for that item.
  5. Double-click a row, or click More Options, to open the Security History Advanced Details to view more details about the activity and take an action on an activity if required.

Source : Official Norton Brand
Editor by : BEST Antivirus KBS Team

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