FAQ: How do I enable Symantec Intrusion Prevention Web page malware tests


The version of Symantec Anti-Virus software provided by the University includes a Web browser plugin which does some rudimentary checks for Web page malware. This feature has to be enabled by each individual. It's not something we can turn on centrally. To enable it for Firefox, please follow this procedure:

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Type Control-Shift-A to open the Add-ons menu in a new tab
    • There are other ways to access this menu by way of the main Firefox menu
  3. Select the item "Extensions" (in the left-hand column)
  4. In the new table at the right, look for the line "Symantec Intrusion Prevention"
    • At the right side, there should be a button which says
    • "Enable" (if it's currently disabled) or
    • "Disable" (if it's currently enabled).
  5. If it's disabled, you might try enabling it.

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Topic revision: r1 - 14 Aug 2012, seb
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