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Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by dte, Aug 5, 2006.

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  1. dte

    dte Registered Member

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    Hi all.

    I'm a new nod32 user and going through the process of granting permission to thoses never ending programs that want access. Cane anyone tell me what "NDIS user mode I/O driver" is and is it safe to grant access.

    Cheers

    David
     
  2. NOD32 user

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    Hi dte,

    If I correctly remember that is the TCP/IP driver you are referring to. HTH

    Cheers :)
     
  3. Devinco

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    Welcome to Wilders David.

    These links may be useful. Look at the answers at the bottom of the page too:
    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Broadband/Q_20919833.html
    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Q_20306681.html

    Nod32 is an anti-virus and while it does scan for malware in some network traffic, it is not an outbound firewall that controls what programs can connect.
    The process of granting permission to programs that want access is configuring an outbound firewall. Are you using Sygate firewall? Are you using wireless to connect? Are you using File and Printer Sharing? If so then it is probably just a needed component.

    This firewall thread may be helpful also:
    Questions for beginners,.. Ask away
     
  4. NOD32 user

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    If you block NDIS user mode I/O driver, nothing that uses TCP/IP will be able to do anything, but you can configure very tightly controlled rules for it also if you wish since nothing can use TCP/IP without going through this driver unless it has it's own TCP/IP driver. On my PC I just have it permitted since that suites my need very well.
    Definately a firewall question though - NDIS user mode I/O driver is a windows component, nothing to do with NOD32. Sounds like Sygate firewall to me also - good choice really IMO.

    Cheers :)
     
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  5. dte

    dte Registered Member

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    Thank you all for your advise, you were most helpful.

    Cheers

    David
     
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