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Windows 7: Firewall Settings in KIS 2012

14 Jan 2012   #1
Hoopey

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Firewall Settings in KIS 2012

I have had to alter the firewall setting in KIS 2012 from Public network to Local network in order to get windows media player to work between our two home computers.

Will this compromise the computers security in either computer?

Thanks

Huw


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14 Jan 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hoopey View Post
I have had to alter the firewall setting in KIS 2012 from Public network to Local network in order to get windows media player to work between our two home computers.

Will this compromise the computers security in either computer?

Thanks

Huw
It will. Public is designed not to broadcast SSID/settings, home is not.

From a strictly BSOD perspective I would not use KIS.
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14 Jan 2012   #3
Hoopey

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Thanks for your reply. Is there a way around my problem?

Huw
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14 Jan 2012   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hoopey View Post
Thanks for your reply. Is there a way around my problem?

Huw

Kis doesnt usually require its settings to be changed to work so I suspect something is wrong.

Besides the obvious (using Microsoft Security essentials and win 7 firewall) I am not sure. I suspect Kaspersky would be the best source for information on that issue.
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14 Jan 2012   #5
JMH

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