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

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    Hello,

    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

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

    roban Registered Member

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    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.
     
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  4. pbmcmlxxi

    pbmcmlxxi Registered Member

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    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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