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Windows 7: Is Security Essentials & Windows Firewall Compatible. I Cant Network

18 Jan 2013   #1
2therock

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 
Is Security Essentials & Windows Firewall Compatible. I Cant Network

Is Security Essentials & Windows Firewall Compatible. I Cant Network or file and printer share with the Firewall enabled and Essentials.

I have a Trendnet router with shared key and pretty much defaulted.

Is a Fire wall needed. If I disable the Windows firewall everything works.


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18 Jan 2013   #2
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hello,

Please follow this Tutorial so that you may allow files and printer sharing from the Windows Firewall.
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18 Jan 2013   #3
2therock

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Thanks but when I get to #2. In the Program or port list, make sure the File and Printer Sharing check box is selected, and then click OK.

I have no such options.
  1. Click Allow a program through Windows Firewall. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  2. In the Program or port list, make sure the File and Printer Sharing check box is selected, and then click OK.
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18 Jan 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Your router also has a firewall. Maybe you can live with that.
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18 Jan 2013   #5
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2therock View Post
Thanks but when I get to #2. In the Program or port list, make sure the File and Printer Sharing check box is selected, and then click OK.

I have no such options.
  1. Click Allow a program through Windows Firewall. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  2. In the Program or port list, make sure the File and Printer Sharing check box is selected, and then click OK.
Here's mine:
Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Firewall\Allowed Programs


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18 Jan 2013   #6
2therock

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 

I think I'm going to have to. I did have a Sirefif virus recently get through.

It removed turned off my Pre Release MS Essentials and removed it from the start up list.
The symptoms were Flash crashes in Firefox and flickering its icon in the tool bar.

I always check my startup list to see if anything was planted and then could not see the MSE.

Ran the scan and found it. How did it get by?

Thanks Guys.
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18 Jan 2013   #7
2therock

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2therock View Post
Thanks but when I get to #2. In the Program or port list, make sure the File and Printer Sharing check box is selected, and then click OK.

I have no such options.
  1. Click Allow a program through Windows Firewall. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  2. In the Program or port list, make sure the File and Printer Sharing check box is selected, and then click OK.
Here's mine:
Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Firewall\Allowed Programs

I cannot get that list to populate anything at all.

I think I'm going to have to. I did have a Sirefif virus recently get through.

It removed turned off my Pre Release MS Essentials and removed it from the start up list.
The symptoms were Flash crashes in Firefox and flickering its icon in the tool bar.

I always check my startup list to see if anything was planted and then could not see the MSE.

Ran the scan and found it. How did it get by?

Thanks Guys.
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18 Jan 2013   #8
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

It won't hurt to do a thorough scan using Eset online scanner and Free SuperAntiSpyware.
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19 Jan 2013   #9
2therock

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials does the same thing when you choose a Full Scan. Thats how I found and weeded it out. I then researched the virus and went to all the registry locations looking for signs of it and there were none.

I do lots of Webb browsing in China at the RC Helicopter vendor sites and believe that's where I'm getting nailed.

Thanks
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20 Jan 2013   #10
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

What I have suggested will do a deeper scan than MSE, it's up to you. MSE is just a basic protection.
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