enabling or disabling Symantec Endpoint Firewall

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Enabling or disabling Symantec Endpoint Firewall is needed when backup operations or any other programs needed to open files are corrupted .

1. Stop the Just Symantec Endpoint Protection agent first.
(Right Click “Symantec Endpoint Protection” client in tray < click “disable”.

2. Edit the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\SMC\smc_engine_status

so that:
smc_engine_status  value set to “0”  – Network Threat Protection  is Disabled.
smc_engine_status  value set to “1”  – Network Threat Protection  is enabled.

3. Reset the computer.