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24-Apr-2005, 12:10 AM #1
Unhappy Solved: Blocked Items
Please bear with me as I am a computer moron! I hope that I am posting this in the right place.
Ok, here's the problem (s).
First, when I log on, a McAfee warning message comes on.
It says: McAfee Personal Firewall could not access shared memory region. What does this mean and what do I need to do to fix it?

Next, This is about blocked/unblocked items on my firewall.
The first one is: Ad-Adaware SE Core Application - Ad-aware
Should this be blocked or unblocked? It is un-blocked at this time.

The second item is: Windows Explorer - Explorer.exe
Should this one be blocked or un-blocked? It is currently blocked.

The third is: Windows Messenger - msmsgs.exe
Again, should this be blocked or un blocked? It is currently blocked.

Last, I can't access live help. A message came on that said the application VIEWMGR was trying to gain access, do you wish to allow or block. I blocked it because I didn't know what it was. Now I can't open my live help window. It just stays grey. Sigh.

I'm sorry for being a pain.
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24-Apr-2005, 12:37 AM #2
Process name: Windows Messenger

Product: Windows

Company: Microsoft

File: msmsgs.exe

Security Rating:
The Windows Messenger from Microsoft provides Online Chat and Instant Messaging.
If you don't use Windows Messenger, you can disable it as follows: Start -> Programs -> Windows Messenger -> Tools -> Options -> Preferences. Uncheck "Run this program when Windows Starts".

Note: The msmsgs.exe file is located in the c:\windows\System32 folder. In other cases, msmsgs.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm! Check this with Security Task Manager.

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Process File: explorer or explorer.exe
Process Name: Microsoft Windows Explorer

Description:
explorer.exe is the Windows Program Manager or Windows Explorer. It manages the Windows Graphical Shell including the Start menu, taskbar, desktop, and File Manager. By removing this process the graphical interface for Windows will disappear. Note: explorer.exe is also registered as a process which is the w32.Codered and the w32.mydoom.b@mm viruses. These viruses are distributed via the Internet through e-mail and comes in the form of an e-mail message, in the hopes that you open itís hostile attachment. The worms have their own SMTP engine which means it gathers E-mails from your local computer and re-distributes itself. In worst cases these worms can allow attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data. It is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately. Please see additional details regarding these processes

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Adaware should be unblocked

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You should go to add/remove in the control panel and remove view manager you dont need it ...

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MacAfee I cant advise on sorry ....
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24-Apr-2005, 01:52 AM #3
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Thank you so much TELECOM69. I appreciate your help!
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24-Apr-2005, 02:01 AM #4
OK glad to have been of help
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