ESET Firewall clarification...

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by tiptaps, Nov 2, 2008.

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  1. tiptaps

    tiptaps Registered Member

    Nov 2, 2008
    Yo, I just want to clarify what I read about with the ESET firewall modes under FAQ. Is the "Automatic Mode" it says "Automatic mode uses no predefined rules" so then it overrides the rules that I placed under Policy-based settings? just want to clarify that. also another question, Is there a way to disable the firewall every OS startup?? thanks.
  2. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    Yes .

    Automatic mode :
    - allows all the outgoing traffic from any application that has bypassed the antivirus/antispyware scanning
    - blocks any unsolicated incoming data/traffic

    No exactly . A workaround is to use Policy-based mode and create a rule to allow all the traffic from and to all machines . It will ask you that it is "too general" rule , however you confirm you want it .

    If you do not want to use ESET's firewall at all , the best solution , however , would be to uninstall ESET Smart Security and install ESET NOD32 Antivirus only :

    Your license of ESS allows you downgrade to EAV only.
  3. COSMO26

    COSMO26 Registered Member

    Oct 21, 2003
    (1) Automatic (I thought) Doesn't care/isn't Aware of Policy-based/Interactive Rules vs. Overrides them -- whereas Rules made in Interactive CAN work when Policy-base is Selected..........

    (2) Policy-base selected with Allow All Outbound/ Allow Initiated Inbound (Put Chk in Rules boxes) IS Automatic's configuration so that any Rules YOU Then make override the more general setup of Policy-base pretending to be Automatic.
    Tiptaps, where does that fail your needs since it reads that you've made Rules in Policy-base and then Moved to Automatic ("so then it overrides the rules that I placed under Policy-based settings")? It would seem (2) is precisely what you want although no real issue/need/goal is defined.

    (3) Why do you want to Disable FW at each App startup?

    (4) If Automatic won't allow UN-initiated Inbound OR multiple outbound (K-base/FAQ says Only One Allowed vs. Bit Torrent multi) How can any FAQ say there are No Predefined Rules (i.e.) Automatic just sits there brainless? Where is this stated?
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008
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