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Question about Windows Firewall and "exceptions"


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#1 SoXfused

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:05 PM

Hello,

I have Windows Firewall and I was wondering if it's OK to have the UPnP Framework and Remote Assistance boxes checked as exceptions. I ask this simply because I don't know what these two things do and I just want to make sure it's OK to have these two things as exceptions in my firewall.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:25 PM

Remote Assistance


Do you let other people connect to your computer to help you solve issues? This is what Remote Assistance is for.
If you don't, you can remove it as an exception.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:15 PM


Remote Assistance


Do you let other people connect to your computer to help you solve issues? This is what Remote Assistance is for.
If you don't, you can remove it as an exception.


I don't think so...the router and cable modem are connected to my computer - does that have anything to do with Remote Assistance?

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:32 PM

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 06:31 AM

I don't think so...the router and cable modem are connected to my computer - does that have anything to do with Remote Assistance?


No, it's clear you don't use Remote Assistance, so you can remove the exception.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 06:32 AM

UPnP Framework


Do you have other networked devices on your local network (except for the router and cable modem)? If no, you can remove the exception.

Edited by Didier Stevens, 23 November 2011 - 06:32 AM.

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