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Configure Symantec Live Update to Use Passive FTP (All Windows) Popular

Norton LiveUpdate 1.3 and higher defaults to using active FTP. This tweak allows you to configure it to use passive FTP instead.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value named "UsePassiveFtpMode" and set it to equal "1" to enable passive FTP mode.

Restart Live Update for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|UsePassiveFtpModeREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\LiveUpdate\Preferences|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\LiveUpdate\Preferences]
Value Name: UsePassiveFtpMode
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 27, 2002