Blocking in Personal Firewall?

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cwilmot

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I am a new user of Syquest Personal Firewall. I continually get messages which read "An application named _____________has been blocked from accessing the network." Two of the above blanks read: "NDIS User mode I/O Driver" and "file name YPager.exe". I am in a quandary as to whether or not to allow access to either, or both, of these. Can anyone help me in this decision? TIA. My OS is XP Pro.
 
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Both of these are realtively harmless. Here's the first (thanks to Experts Exchange):

NDIS. "This is a system file that makes calls to dynamic link libraries amongst the TCP/IP stack. It uses communication ports and the loopback address in order to make these calls. This is why you see the communication on your firewall. It's not trying to connect to the Internet, just another port on your computer for the purpose of calling instructions."


The second is from Yahoo Messenger, so this would be OK if you are using this program.

You should probably go into Sygate's setup and allow them.
 

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Thanks, Claymore. That's the kind of info that I needed. cwilmot
 
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