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ESET NOD32 SMART SECURITY

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by greenbrucelee, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    Does anyone use this?

    I was wondering if there is a way to select the apps and software you want to allow net access to as I can't seem to find how to do it without running the app the allowing or denying it.
     
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    Just started using it - I'll have a look-see :biggrin
     
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    From the config put it into advanced mode and then go to the firewall.

    Instructions say :

    Three filtering modes are available for the ESET Smart Security Personal firewall. The behavior of the firewall changes based on the selected mode. Filtering modes also influence the level of user interaction.

    Filtering can be performed in one of the three modes:

    Automatic filtering mode is a default mode. It is suitable for users who prefer easy and convenient usage of the firewall with no need to define rules. The automatic mode allows all outbound traffic for the given system and blocks all new connections initiated from the network side.

    Interactive filtering mode represents a comfortable option to build a tailor-made configuration for your personal firewall. When a communication is detected and no rule exists which applies to that communication, a dialog window reporting an unknown connection will be displayed. The dialog window gives the option of allowing or denying the communication, and the decision to allow or deny can be remembered as a new rule for the personal firewall. If the user chooses to create a new rule at this time, all future connections of this type will be allowed or blocked according to the rule.

    The Policy-based mode blocks all connections which are not defined by a specific rule that allows them. This mode allows advanced users to define rules that permit only desired and secure connections. All other unspecified connections will be blocked by the personal firewall.


    I'm assuming from this that you could set rules for specific apps to allow or not as it also says :

    If a new connection is detected in the interactive mode and if there is no rule match, you will be prompted in a dialog window to allow or deny the connection. If you wish to perform the same action every time the application attempts to establish connection, select the Remember action check box.

    For applications which are not communicating at the moment, you can create rules in the personal firewall setup. There are two ways to add a new rule. You can either right-click in the list of existing rules and select New rule, or click Edit all rules and then click New.

    In the General tab enter the name, direction and communication protocol for the rule. The window allows you to define the action to be taken when the rule is applied.

    Insert the path to the application's executable and the local communication port in the Local point tab. Go to the Remote point tab to enter the remote address and port (if applicable). The newly-created rule will be applied as soon as the application tries to communicate again.






    Hope that helps
     
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    This might help (from the ESET website)

    From the ESET Smart Security main program window, press the F5 key. The Advanced Setup window will appear.

    Click Personal firewall from the setup tree on the left. Select Policy-based mode from the Filtering mode drop-down menu and click OK.


    Press the F5 key to display the Advanced Setup window. From the setup tree, click Rules and zones, and then click the Setup... button in the Zone and rule editor section.


    Select the Allow all outbound traffic and Allow initiated inbound traffic check boxes and then click OK twice to return to the main program window. (Click Toggle application tree view if you don't see individual firewall rules as shown in Fig. 1-3).


    The Personal firewall will now function as it would in Automatic mode, while still allowing you to define specific exceptions (rules) for problematic applications
     
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    I got to that bit then trusted zones, I think I have found how to get the applications up and create rules for them.

    Thanks:D
     
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    Cheers Sparky, got it sorted now.
     
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