Creating a rule to stop windows media player

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  1. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    I have tried to create a rule to stop the constant
    outgoing messages from Windows Media Player.
    direction "out", action "deny"
    SS then told me the rule was to simple.
    I clicked on apply and ok anyway.
    From first short test I am not being annoyed by the constant request from an outgoing message for Windows Media Player.
    Is there somthing else I need to add to the rule and HOW do I do it.
    Thanks
     
  2. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    Nothing special . You just need to define the rule as Deny , Out , TCP&UDP and select the WMP's exe file in the Local tab
     

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  3. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    Thank you HiTeck_boy for responding.
    I followed your instructions to the letter
    and when I booted up the Puter, I got
    4 of the requests for an outgoing message from
    Windows Media Player.
    I am at a loss except for deleting Windows Media Player.
     
  4. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    May you post an extended screenshot like this one?
     

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  5. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    And here is how you should repond IMO
     

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  6. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    If even after that there is still a pop-up (but the same) , perhaps there is something in ESS which makes it not save the rules. You should try to reinstall ESS if the rule creation fails again
     
  7. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    I found a message thread in another web forum here explaining how to enable Windows Media Player so it looks up information from the Internet.

    Perhaps follow the steps in message #4, but deselecting (unchecking) the options will prevent your copy of Windows Media Player from connecting to the Internet?

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  8. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    Thanks guys.
    I think that following your suggestions I have
    finally got the bloody think stopped.
     
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