pctools firewall and google installer?

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  1. brainrb1

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    I am using Pctools firewall with avast free, malwarebytes and sandboxie. I have tried to block google installer from connecting to internet mutiple times but it shows up again green and connecting. I don't use anything google apart from search in opera.The google folder in the c/program files cannot be deleted it says access denied.Google earth was installed by kids for a few days (it has been removed long time ago).Why is it behaving like malware and connecting when i am not using anything google? and why is pctools not blocking it?( i thought thats what a firewall was supposed to do)o_O
     

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    I think this is the google updater service. Remove this from startup. Also block as in the screenshot, set the rules for Google Installer to default block for outgoing and incomoing.
     
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    I did block it many times from the firewall but next restart it comes back again.I dont have it on startup.I dont use anything google so what does it updateo_O what is the updater service for? and please tell me what other windows services i dont need or can be blocked safely from the screenshot (was using vista firewall before).
     
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    No toolbars or anything google that i can find but thank you .It seems like you are the only one trying to help me out most of the members are busy boasting about their own security setup lol.can you please help me out with the windows programs connecting like which ones are must and which ones dont need connecting etc.
     
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    All necessary windows programs need to be connected to the internet. but you can turn off some windows services w/o any problems. Follow this tutorials.
    XP
    Vista
    Windows7
     
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    The third url. was helpful. It was nice to know that other people who ever downloaded google earth even once are doomed by this tracker.... thanks google ..never going to use your product again if i can help it:thumbd: :thumbd:Thank you very much sg09.. its members like you who keep wilders alive.
     
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    Glad to hear that your problem has solved. :)
     
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    My happiness was short lived :rolleyes: it came back again although i disabled the services through control panel:thumbd: an:'( d the firewall:thumbd: . Looks like no way to get rid of google. The world is theirs:argh:
     
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    Did you stop the service, set it to disabled and click apply? And it still came back on?
     
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    Did you try it through msconfig, that is how i did it. (And i installed UnChrome. :) )
     
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    I disabled it through services/msconfig. but it came back.lol
     
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    Format the HD,reinstall OS and never install Google stuff :D
     
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    Lets Kill them. Install Winpatrol. Search for any Google installer in Taska or startup or recent file. Select that, right click on it and choose delete on reboot.
     
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    I used malwarebytes fileassassin to get rid of google updater from program files and after restart i was finally able to delete the whole google folder and ccleaner did the rest.I haven't seen it on reboot so far:thumb: wow i think i might have got rid of it:argh:
    I dont know why google was trying to connect since i dont use anything related to google and why it was so hard to remove. Another point is if it was so harmless why was the firewall not able to block it for ever and after reboot it came back green again or is it just pctools. so far i am happy....
    any good free firewall out there guys please let me know thanks for your help:thumb:
     
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    Hope your problem will be solved. As far as I know many firewall vendor allow automatically allow any executable with Digital signature of Google. You can use Windows 7 Firewall control if you are not using XP. That is the one who don't have any digital signature dependence.
     
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    You are welcome.

    I'm afraid that at your (and not only yours) questions only the google developers/employs can answer.

    Panagiotis
     
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