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I am using a brand new HP computer with Windows 7 64 bit. When I first hooked it up it detected my network (hooked up through ethernet) easily. However, after I uninstalled Norton Internet Security, it stopped being able to detect my home network. I can still use the internet as if connected, but I can't go into the network options to communicate with other computers. I had this same problem on Windows Vista on my previous computer. Is there any way to fix this so it detects the network?

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This sounds like an issue with Norton's Network security overriding the windows network and firewall settings. You could try to use this workaround, or find some information here, or, like I said in my comment, try using Microsoft Security Essentials. It's a free, and very unproblematic, unobtrusive antivirus.

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  • I installed Microsoft Security Essentials. I'm looking into the workaround. Thank you very much. And as a note, the problem occurred after I un-installed Norton. I refuse to use Norton, but it came packaged with my computer. – Dave Nov 11 '11 at 19:11
  • I'm not finding a way to get it to detect my home network yet. Norton is completely removed, and I have a feeling that it removed something important that it should not have when it was installed. More reasons to hate Norton. – Dave Nov 11 '11 at 19:21

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