Windows 7 Homegroup & other networking

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by rattcatcher, Sep 3, 2009.

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  1. rattcatcher

    rattcatcher Registered Member

    Sep 3, 2009

    I've been using ESS for a few years now with no problems :)

    I recently upgraded to Windows 7 RTM x64 (clean install) & installed ESS4. As usual, no problems & all my applications worked fine with one exception :doubt:

    My first and only problem occurred when I tried to connect my Netbook and PC using a Homegroup. They just would not connection (even if I tried traditional file shares). I did all the usual checks and found that if I switched off ESS's firewall it all worked fine (this obviously wasn't an option so I re-enabled ESS's firewall) :doubt:

    During my investigations I noticed Windows 7 doesn't automatically switch off it's internal firewall when you have a third party security app like ESS installed :mad:. I turned off the internal firewall (for both private & public connections) in control panel but still had no luck o_O. After checking the logs I found that if I turned off both the TCP & UDP 'Port Scan' rules along with the 'block unsafe addresses after attack detection' rule in ESS's IDS, it all worked fine again :D

    This work around gets the job done but hopefully the tech's at ESS will release an update to coincide with Windows 7's official release on Oct 22 (or hopefully sooner!) :D

    Ratcatcher :cool:
  2. TheIgster

    TheIgster Registered Member

    Jul 25, 2009
    Edmonton, AB
    Yeah, see the other threads on this. Don't hold your breath, we've been waiting...
  3. roban

    roban Registered Member

    Nov 7, 2008
    I'm glad to see others have this problem. Mine is with printer sharing between an XP machine and Windows 7 Pro. I'll try your suggestion. Thanks.

    Update: Worked perfectly.
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2009
  4. pbmcmlxxi

    pbmcmlxxi Registered Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    Hants, UK
    Thanks for the tip.. Needed a work around. Shame ESET are dragging behind other secuirty vendours in getting ESET working correctly in Windows 7. Shame on them..
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