Does the eset firewall block programs from phoning home?

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by Pitt78, Dec 15, 2010.

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  1. Pitt78

    Pitt78 Registered Member

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    I've installed a few programs since buying eset and I have "interactive" mode turned on in the firewall settings. Occasionally when installing a program it prompts me that said program is trying to connect to a host or remote computer. Does the same when I run the programs. Reason I ask is because I selected deny on one of the programs and it stopped working. It will still start up but prompts me to allow it to connect to host or remote computer. I have no problem allowing it, just wanted to know if ESET was asking permission to allow programs to phone home?
     
  2. Xophile

    Xophile Registered Member

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    If you're running in Interactive Mode all connections that does not have a specific rule will be prompted.

    What software are you using? Phone-home is usually a bad thing if the software tries to spy on your behaviour etc but many software requires and active Internet-connection
     
  3. Pitt78

    Pitt78 Registered Member

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    I'm a noob with PC language. I just assume it was trying to phone home.
     
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