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#1 26black

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:59 AM

Hey guys. I use windows firewall and I rarely open up the program itself. So this may have happened more often without me noticing.

 

After a big windows update I noticed when I opened firewall, before it opened up - there was a little box reading "adding snap to console"?

After that, windows firewall opened up normally. This repeated a few times, but now it opens up normally.

 

Ive done some research and nothing relates it to a virus, and the operation is used within firewall. But I assume the user is supposed to add something, rather than it just popping up? Or is it Micrsoft updating it????

 

 Many thx for any replies :)

(windows 7)

 

 

 



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:01 PM

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:41 PM

Windows 7 Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Snap-ins
Windows 7: All About the Snap-Ins
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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:54 PM

Download windows 7 upgrade advisor?

 

Is what I mentioned above, ok then? Not a virus?



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:33 PM

Download windows 7 upgrade advisor?

I don't understand the question.


What you noted above sounds like some snap-ins were added to MMC.
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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:44 PM

When I clicked the link you provided it took me to "download windows 7 upgrade advisor" Now its ok.

 

Yeah I understand something was added, but from what I read, the user is supposed to do that? Not to just randomly appear.

 

Ive never seen it before.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:51 PM

You may have added it yourself without realizing it...its happened to me before.


Usually when a computer is infected with malware there will be indications (signs of infection) something is wrong.
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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:57 PM

Nope, I defiantly didn't because I wouldn't know how to and I never open firewall..

I dont think its a virus either, but.......

 

I think its to do with either myself never opening firewall, or the update the night before, But.....


Edited by 26black, 29 August 2013 - 08:58 PM.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:38 AM

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 Fully updated,but I still don't see any option...I barely use Windows Firewall though. I use Kaspersky's built-in FW,using another FW which is a little bit more secure is waste of time for me.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:38 AM

I use Kaspersky's built-in FW,using another FW which is a little bit more secure is waste of time for me.
You only ever use 1 Firewall, the same as with Antivirus programs ....

If your security system has a built-in Firewall then that is what you use - Do not break the suite into "bits".

 

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:55 AM

I think its to do with either myself never opening firewall, or the update the night before

That certainly is a possibility. Over the years I have noted some odd things occur after installing, applying large updates...then rebooting.
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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:00 AM

Strange this hasnt happened to anyone.

Nevermind, i dont think its anything to worry about but i wouldnt be surprised if my cc gets charged in china or whatever :hysterical:



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:21 AM

To be safe, just keep monitoring your system for a few days to see if any other odd behavior occurs.
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 12:11 PM

 

I use Kaspersky's built-in FW,using another FW which is a little bit more secure is waste of time for me.
You only ever use 1 Firewall, the same as with Antivirus programs ....

If your security system has a built-in Firewall then that is what you use - Do not break the suite into "bits".

 

Thanks -

 

AVs and FWs can run together if tweaked,a part of multi-layered security. Check my profile,I'm not a newbie. 


Edited by Jesus H. Christ, 31 August 2013 - 12:12 PM.


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:20 PM

AVs and FWs can run together if tweaked,a part of multi-layered security. Check my profile,I'm not a newbie.

Bleepingcomputer is a family oriented site primarily for novice users who may not know how to "tweak" their systems. As such, we do not recommend using more than one firewall. However, you can use a hardware firewall (a router) and a software firewall (i.e. Kerio, ZoneAlarm, Comodo, etc) in conjunction.

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