help with the firewall like skype or programs need with many ports

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by mantra, Sep 26, 2011.

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi

    i run w7 and smart security 5

    i set the firewall to learning mode
    and i run skype , nod started to create several rules with every ports

    is there a way to avoid nod firewall add so many ports in the rules?

    there are many programs that need many ports to operate
    and many rules with so many ports could slow down the performance

    should i disable the w7 firewall?

    thanks
     
  2. patch

    patch Registered Member

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    Edit one of the rules so it includes the required port range, then delete redundant rules

    imo one firewall program active at one time is optimal.
    Usually windows fire wall is automatically disabled when ESS is installed but you may need to manually do it.
     
  3. dmaasland

    dmaasland Registered Member

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    Have you tried creating a rule that allows Skype.exe access through the firewall?
     
  4. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    thanks
    it disabled Microsoft-Windows-WLAN-AutoConfig o_O
     
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