MailWasher, codecs.microsoft, activex.microsoft

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by FanJ, May 19, 2004.

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  1. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Hi,

    First of all:
    I wasn't sure where to post this: here in Privacy Software or in Other Firewalls.
    So: mods/admins, please feel free to move this ;)

    Ok, here I go:

    I just upgraded my MailWasher Pro from version 4.0 to 4.1

    I am really puzzled why, according to my firewall, MailWasher wanted to get access to:
    activex.microsoft.com
    codecs.microsoft.com

    I simply don't understand this....

    Please note that I'm on Windows 98 SE, IE 5.5 SP2 (yeah, I know....).

    Of course, my system could be playing games with me o_O

    Anyone else ever seen this kind of thing?
     
  2. MCT

    MCT Registered Member

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    hey

    are you sure its mailwasher (i dont use the program) but it sounds like windows media player or another MS app is wanting 2 download something

    just my 2 cents, good luck with the problem tho :D
     
  3. solarpowered candle

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    No hassles here with the new mailwasher 4.1.( that i was aware of) I am using win98 and firefox
    Off track here fran , but have you been using benign ?
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2004
  4. FanJ

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your replies !

    MCT,
    Well, according to my firewall, it was MailWasher........

    SPC,
    Have you installed version 4.1 on top (meaning without uninstalling the existing one)? I did install over the top, as usually with MailWasher.
    I noticed in the change-log that new installations will now be installed in a different location:
    It was (and still is on my system):
    C:\Program Files\MailWasher Pro\MailWasher.exe
    If I remember me well (will re-check it later) it will be:
    C:\Program Files\firetrust\MailWasher.exe

    But I don't think that that was causing what I noticed in my firewall.

    At the moment I haven't installed Benign...
     
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    Pilli Registered Member

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    Hi Fanj, No such behaviour here from MW 4.1, I would contact Nick Bolton at www.firetrust.com he is always very responsive to users problems and is in the best possible position to answer your question.

    Pilli
     
  8. FanJ

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    Hi Alan,

    Yes, I think you're right !

    BTW, it happens when I click in MW on the Help > Program Help
     
  9. solarpowered candle

    solarpowered candle Registered Member

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    I loaded as per the instructions right on top of my 4.0 .
    Nick or hamish are excellent at lending any assistance if required . I think firetrust has one of the best software support services that Iv come across so far .
    Benign Fran is really amazing ( i would be interested to hear your opinion ) personally I think Its far better than any anti virus programme at email protection hands down . But it would be neat to have your opinion.
    Mailwasher is in C:\Program Files\MailWasher Pro on my system
    I do not remember receiving out of the ordinary firewall alert than normally i would receive.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2004
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