HTTPS Filtering Mode

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by testsubject196, Sep 29, 2012.

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  1. testsubject196

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    What does HTTPS filtering mode do? I ask this because I had to turn it off so windows can update with out it being blocked. Also it was blocking certain applications from working. Are there security risks with it off?

    Another thing too, everything was working good until recently so I don't know if an update or something cause this issue?
     
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    it scans web traffic for malware that might be transmitted using https (encrypted transmissions otherwise).
     
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    How come it's blocking windows update and some other applications?
     
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    it sounds like you've been having the same or a similar issue to what i was having [which i've now managed to fix by excluding the update certificate from a scan and by unchecking the https scan].

    something happened on or about 19 sept 2012 because that's when my update facility began reporting failure. i thought it was an update to windows defender, because that was the last update to instal but i think we now know it has something to do with an update to ess5 [there were several on that date].

    i too had numerous reservations about switching the default level for https scanning but i did some research and after i made the changes, i went to grc.com and performed the 'ShieldsUp!' scans. scroll down the page to 'hot spots' and click its link: it takes you to a page where you can safely perform port scans with a 'common ports' scan providing a link and information relating to port 443 [https].

    it elevated my comfort level and i hope it helps ease your mind too.

    i've trusted grc.com implicitly for quite a few years having listened to and watched steve gibson give talks and provide information on technology and computer security.

    i'm annoyed that i've had to do anything mid-stride with my security suite to keep my computer running normally, much more so that i've had to alter its default levels and all seemingly without the help of those that build it!
     
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    Well that does make me feel a little better about it. But I just don't know why this has become a problem. So far the only problems I have is with it blocking windows update, Origin(EA gaming Service), Desura(Gaming service). Does anyone know the reason for this or if it might be fixed?
     
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    glad i could help :)

    windows update was my only issue so, yeah, i would really like to know why also

    i can't help you with that, sorry.

    best of luck tho :)
     
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