UMTS/HDPA Connection Firewall

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by MennoManiac, Dec 3, 2011.

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  1. MennoManiac
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    MennoManiac Registered Member

    Hello,

    today I discovered a special service running along with my LAN/WLAN connection in Windows 7 64bit. The name of the service is "EPFW NDIS LightWeight Filter". I suppose this is a part of the suite's firewall and a kind of web filter? After installation, Smart Security askes me if these connections are part of a trusted network.

    In contrast, there is no such service running on my UMTS/HSDPA network adapter and Smart Security dosn't ask me if this connection in a trusted one.

    Could it be that the software doesn't recognize the cellular network adapter or even fail to protect it?

    Thanx for your answers.
    MennoManiac
  2. agoretsky
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    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

    Hello,

    My guess would be that the UMTS/HSDPA network adapter uses a different means of binding to the system than NDIS, or perhaps a version of NDIS that is unrecognized by ESET Smart Security. Anything that you download, though, would still be scanned when it was written to disk.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
  3. MennoManiac
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    MennoManiac Registered Member

    Hmmm...is there any possibility to find out if this is the real reason? :doubt:
  4. agoretsky
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    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

    Hello,

    I would suggest contacting your local ESET office and opening up a ticket with them to investigate the issue.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
  5. MennoManiac
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    MennoManiac Registered Member

    That's what I did. Still waiting for an answer...
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