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? re: Windows Defender

by zeebell / March 28, 2006 9:30 AM PST

My system configuration:
Compac PresarioProcessor - 2.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon64Memory - 512 MB200 GB hard drive

My operating system:
Windows XP w/SP2

I have Windows Defender installed and it has been going great for me ---- except I made a mistake.

The other day, my Kerio firewall popped up a dialogue box saying that a file with the name of mpas- (can't remember the letters).exe.

I did a Arin Who is search in their data base and it did not show up. So, I denied it and created a rule. I evidently should not have done that. Since doing that, my Windows Defender will not do the daily automatic scan that it has been doing since I installed. I have to manually scan.

I've been unable to find the rule creating area in my Kerio program. I've emailed Kerio twice and they have not responded. So much for free tech support!

Anyway, my question is, if I uninstall the Windows Defender and go to Microsoft and get it again, will I be able to download once again and continue as it used to be? Since I had to register it the first time, I didn't know if they would let me get another one.

Thanks for any help.

Julea

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But would that work anyway?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 28, 2006 8:15 PM PST
In reply to: ? re: Windows Defender

Hi Julea,

I don't have an answer to your main question, except that I suspect you will be able to download Windows Defender again. I am sure that Microsoft would accept that some systems have to be re-installed, etc, meaning they lose Windows Defender.

But I am concerned about the rule you created in Kerio. Unless you can delete it, would it not remain in force even if you uninstall and reinstall Windows Defender?

Unless someone else here has any views, could you ask this question in the V&A forum, and/or see if Kerio has a customer's forum itself?

Good luck.

Mark

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(NT) (NT) Duh, I think you're right.
by zeebell / March 28, 2006 9:58 PM PST
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Julea
by tomron / March 28, 2006 8:23 PM PST
In reply to: ? re: Windows Defender

I am able to update Defender,even from windows update.I have had nothing but problems with Defender.

If you reinstall Defender this might happen,click HERE

Tom

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Thanks Tom -- will check out your info.
by zeebell / March 28, 2006 10:00 PM PST
In reply to: Julea

I have had really good luck with Defender since installing and it has all been automatic for me.

I just need to find the Kerio setting and have still been unable to do that. It must really be buried if I ever find it at all.

Thanks

Julea

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Julea
by tomron / March 28, 2006 10:44 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) Hum ---- interesting -- I have no Administration thingie.
by zeebell / March 29, 2006 1:59 AM PST
In reply to: Julea
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Well, I finally found mpas, but not under "Administration"
by zeebell / March 29, 2006 2:09 AM PST
In reply to: Julea

Their reference must be to a different version than what I have.

I finally did find the mpas that I blocked and I've unblocked. We'll see if it makes any difference in my automatic scanning for WD.

It was truly buried in the tabs and was under Enable Application Blocking/Advanced/Application.

Appreciate you.

Julea

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Yeah--if fixed it --
by zeebell / March 29, 2006 2:14 AM PST
In reply to: Julea

it did the automatic scan before I could bat my eyes (LOL)!

I went to check to see and yes indeedy, it showed the scan was done, date changed, and everything.

I'm a happy camper. Still can't believe how buried the rule was in Kerio.

Oh well, I never was very good with understanding firewalls.

Thanks again.

Julea

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Congratulations Julea.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 29, 2006 3:03 AM PST
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I'm glad you fixed it.

I had to giggle at Kerio's isntructions, viz;

"Use the normal Windows-ish arrow keys"

Window-ish? LOL

Mark

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Thanks Mark -- I do think those instructions
by zeebell / March 29, 2006 3:11 AM PST
In reply to: Congratulations Julea.

were written for a prior version however.

At least I'm back in business. I am disappointed that Kerio never responded. I emailed them 3 different days.

When I first purchased, they were a whiz at responding -- I only had a couple of questiosn for them; but even so, I was so impressed with their tech support.

So much for that.

TTYL

Julea

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Julea
by tomron / March 29, 2006 4:23 AM PST

I did forget to mention that it was probally a different version,but figured that it might point you in the right direction.Glad it helped.

Tom

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