Weird WinMX AdAware Weirdness

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by suzy software, Jun 14, 2002.

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  1. Please see the screenshot I took from my ZoneLog:

    http://members.tripod.com/~suzysoftware/AdAwareWeird.jpg

    Last night I was running WinMX v3.1 and happened to click on the Zone Alarm (v 2.6.8:cool: tray icon and saw that the AdAware Reference Updater v2.0 was running (I'd given it permission 3 weeks ago when I installed the latest version)

    So, why was the AdAware Reference Updater Running by itself? Not checking for updates, right?

    Also, when I clicked on it to remove it from Zone Alarm it immediately popped up and asked for permission again to access the internet (as a "changed program")

    I denied it permission and the AdAware Reference Updater completely. I clicked back onto the downloads I was doing on WinMX and all of them had stopped with the mesage "network down"

    When I killed the AdAware Reference Updater access, it also killed my WinMX downloads.

    Why?

    As you can see in the screenshot it says:

    Ad-aware webupdate running on port 6699 (File sharing port for Napster/WinMX, etc) and going to an IP address:
    c-66-177-197-239-se.clien2.attbi.com

    How did the AdAware reference Updater attach itself to port 6699 aactions?

    suzysoftware

    suzysoftware@hotmail.com
     
  2. I wrote:

    I denied it permission and the AdAware Reference Updater completely. I clicked back onto the downloads I was doing on WinMX and all of them had stopped with the mesage "network down

    I should have said:

    I denied it permission and removed the AdAware Reference Updater completely. I clicked back onto the downloads I was doing on WinMX and all of them had stopped with the mesage "network down

    suzysoftware@hotmail.com
     
  3. Does anyone have any comments,suggestions or feedback?

    I just found it strange that WinMX or AdAware managed to attach themselves to each other under Zone Alarm.

    Thank you
     
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  5. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    It seems very strange to me that either program could be connected.

    Maybe you just encountered some sort of bug?

    In any case, I would also suggest dropping by the LavaSoft forums - if anything is known about this, they'd be the place to go.

    -javacool
     
  6. Checkout

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    Strange, this - I never had a problem with Adaware. Does this still happen when you run it on demand, rather than startup?
     
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