Cannot delete rules

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by manick, Dec 1, 2011.

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  1. manick

    manick Registered Member

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    Hi

    It seems that I am not able to delete rules for "system" processes, such as "Host Process for Windows Services", "Windows Logon Application" etc. I can edit or delete most other rules. Is this by design, or a bug? If it's by design, can anyone explain the reason?

    Thanks!
    Nick
     
  2. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    Only custom rules can be deleted.
     
  3. manick

    manick Registered Member

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    Thanks for the quick reply. If that's the case, would it achieve the same result if I "disable" them?

    The issue I'm trying to solve here is one of my application (WonderShare's MobileGo) is unable to connect to my mobile through wifi. It works if I disable the firewall's network filtering, so I know it's one of the firewall rules blocking it. I have gone through all my custom rules and they're all clearly unrelated. I've tried to disable all the system rules that has a "deny" in it, but it still wouldn't work. The only firewall log entry that I can see around the connection attempt is this:

    2/12 12:22:39 a.m. Communication denied by rule 192.168.1.5:63447 239.255.255.250:1900 UDP Block outgoing SSDP (UPNP) requests for svchost.exe C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE

    Any idea on what else to try?
     
  4. Marcos

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    Do you have UPnP in the Trusted zone enabled in the IDS setup?
     
  5. manick

    manick Registered Member

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    Not exactly sure what that is and how to check that, but I think I've managed to resolve it now by disabling the following rules:

    Block incoming SSDP (UPNP) requests for svchost.exe
    Block outgoing SSDP (UPNP) requests for svchost.exe

    Weird thing is I'm pretty sure I've tried the same thing at least a couple of times before and it didn't work. May have just needed time for the change to kick in?

    I guess the next question is: is it safe to disable those 2 rules?
     
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