disabling firewall

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  1. NRATC

    NRATC Registered Member

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    Is there a way to permantly disable the fireall? When I disable network traffic and reboot it automaticlly switches back. Internet connection on network is fine but I cannot share files to my network computer. File sharing IS enabled!
     
  2. ASpace

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    Hi ! Welcome to the forum.

    If you want to permanently stop the firewall functionality in ESS , simply install and use ESET Antivirus (not ESS) .

    The problem with file/network sharing is different story. You can try to swith to Interactive Mode or Policy-based mode (More about these modes in ESS's Help file - press F1)

    Open the user interface (GUI) . Enter the Advanced Setup Tree (F5)

    1. Navigate to Personal Firewall. Choose Interactive Mode

    2. Navigate to Personal Firewall -> Rules and zones . In the right (at the Trusted zone part) , click Setup and choose "Allow sharing"

    3. Navigate to Personal Firewall -> IDS and Advanced options
    Make sure all services are allowed (a.k.a 5 options)

    4. In Personal firewall -> IDS and advanced options , enabled logging . Press OK.


    Then, open Personal firewall > Rules and zones > Zone and rule setup
    Choose "Toggle detailed view of all riles" (if already not set to this)
    Uncheck every rule that has in the name Block. Press Apply button now. Confirm with OK.

    Start creating new rule (use the button called "New")


    Name : your choice
    Direction : Both
    Action : Allow
    Protocol : TCP & UDP

    Additional action:
    check Log


    In Local tab - just add the ports to be opened . For file/printer sharing add port range 135-139 (or single ports 135 , 136 , 137 , 138 , 139)
    In Remote choose - here enter just the IP address or the IP range of the machine(s) you want to allow to have access to your computer - e.g. 192.168.16.1 .

    Confirm with OK . Try again.
     
  3. NRATC

    NRATC Registered Member

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    Sorry about the double post. I will give it a try thanks.
    Jim
     
  4. ASpace

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    Let us know the results of your try
     
  5. NRATC

    NRATC Registered Member

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    Did all you ask.......still doesn't work.

    Jim
     
  6. NRATC

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    Can I uninstall Eset and reinstall minus the firewall portion? Would that help?
    Jim
     
  7. ASpace

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    I'd try to submit support request to ESET . Goto Help->Contact Customer care , fill in the data , allow the program to gather information about your system and itself and wait them answer you . This way ESET Support team will be able to check what rules exactly you use and advise you on correct rules (for example).
     
  8. ASpace

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    No . As I said , if you don't want ESET's firewall , you should install/use ESET NOD32 Antivirus (EAV).

    ESET Smart Security (ESS) includes Antivirus , Antispyware , Firewall , Anti-SPAM
    ESET Antivirus (EAV) includes Antivirus and Antispyware only.


    If you want to install EAV :

    1. Download fresh new version of the desired ESET product
    http://www.eset.com/download
    Make sure that you choose the correct version.

    2. Uninstall your current version from Control Panel
    3. Reboot the computer when prompted
    4. Delete manually these folders:

    - C:\Program files\ESET
    - C:\Documents and Settings\All users\Application data\Eset
    - C:\Documents and Settings\~username~\Local Settings\Application data\Eset

    5. Reinstall your ESET software using the file you downloaded in step1 . Use typical install.
     
  9. NRATC

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    I'll try the Eset support. Thanks for the help.
    Jim
     
  10. ASpace

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    You are welcome!
     
  11. Director

    Director Registered Member

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    I had that problem as well. In the end I just bought a 4 port modem/router and used that instead of ICS and had no problems since. ;-0
     
  12. shansmi

    shansmi Registered Member

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    A good way around this is to totally remove ESS by using the rules below...

    after uninstall, delete these folders
    C OR D:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ESET
    C OR D:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\ESET
    AND some registry keys
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Eset
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Eset
    Reboot the PC
    THIS WILL TOTALLY REMOVE EAV AND ESS

    Afte that make sure file sharing is working and then do a cusotm install of ESS where when prompted. Put the firewall in Interactive mode from the start and enable file sharing as well when prompted. I am on Vista Ultimate for both machines; also they are fully patched. This is working fine. I have not read what OS you are using, XP or Vista?
     
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