Hi Sintharius & Agouti
Thanks for the response .. I did have a quick look at the Emisoft forum , the only relevant suggestion I found was to uninstall in Safe mode , a method I'm trying to avoid , some time ago I had some issues and tried Safe mode but the system got stuck in a loop and couldn't go back to normal boot. I choose the " refresh system" option that took me back to Win 8 and lost all my programs.. It was a painful experience I don't wish to repeat.
When I try to uninstall Online Armor the usual way, it asks for a password , a PW I don't ever recall making .
Disabled Online armor for now and took a closer look at Windows Firewall and found heaps of stuff having access , programs I have no clue about and to the best of my knowledge no use to me.
For example a few unknowns :
Check Point VPN
File and Printer sharing public & domain
Sonic Wall Mobile Connect
Play to functionality ( Qwave)
Play to SSDP Discovery
Play to streaming server HTTP
Play to streaming server RTPC ( streaming in ) & RTSP
Play to UpNp events ( TCP in )
Juniper Networks Junos Pulse
Juniper Networks Junos Pulse VPN
For the record I have UpNp disabled in my WiFi Router.. and now @ Win firewall as well .
Also..some programs when connection issues happen want to create a " dump file" Online Armor always gave me an option to block it, Windows Firewall does no such thing .
I'd be interested to hear your opinion and suggestions.Thanks in advance !
Cheers , pcblues