privatefirewall view html log question

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  1. wutsup

    wutsup Registered Member

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    hey wilders,

    i have a question about private firewall's html firewall log.

    under "View" when i click on HTML firewall log, it opens up firefox and shows the log in firefox. is it suppose to do that??
     
  2. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    wutsup, I don't use PrivateFirewall, however, is Firefox your Default browser? Check via General Tab, under System Defaults.

    Whenever any HTML or HTM file is opened, it is normally done by a browser. These File Associations can be changed accordingly.

    This is what mine looks like, meaning: IE is my default browser so any HTML or HTM file will be opened by IE:

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  3. wutsup

    wutsup Registered Member

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    ok ok thx for the ingo JR, ya firefox is my default browser.

    so its normal for privatefirewall to shows the HTML firewall log in your default web browser?

    i was just worried that it might be sending out info about my ip addresses to privatefirewall or the internet since it surprised me that it showed up in firefox....
     
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    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    wutsup, for any program that uses HTML, it is normal to display that HTML content on a default browser, if the file association is set that way. That's why I gave you the method to check, via the File Associations llink.

    Nothing to worry about, because you are only displaying an internal document of a program, not connecting to the Internet. It's the same procedure as viewing a .txt file in Notepad, since that file association to that program is common.
     
  5. Stem

    Stem Firewall Expert

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    Hi wutsup,

    Change your default browser to IE, then have IE blocked from internet access in your firewall. Any internal HTML log files will then start/show in IE.
    You can then browse with Firefox (just turn off firefox from checking it is the default browser).


    - Stem
     
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