Which programs should be allowed to pass through firewall??

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cwolfe98

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I'm not sure which programs should have Full access, Outgoing access only or Block all access through the firewall?

What type of access should these have to ensure a safe firewall. Please explain why full, outgoing, or blocked.

Thanks.

Here is the list of current programs listed in the firewall summary that I am unsure about:

Ad-aware core application - Ad-aware.exe
Application Layer Gateway Service - ALG.exe
Client Server Runtime Process - CSRSS.exe
Files and Settings Transfer Wizard - MIGWIZ.exe
Generic Host Process for Win32 Services - SVCHOST.exe
Microsoft (r) Windows Based Script Host - WSCRIPT.exe
Microsoft Management Console - MMC.exe
Microsoft Remote Desktop TSRDP Session Add-In - RDSADDIN.exe
Microsoft Synchronization Manager - MOBSYNC.exe
MS DTC Console Program - MSDTC.exe
Remote Desktop Connection - MSTSC.exe
RTC App Sharing - RTCSHARE.exe
Run a DLL as an App - RUNDLL32.exe
Services and Controller app - SERVICES.exe
Spooler SubSystem App - SPOOLSV.exe
System stand-alone Optional Component Manager - SYSOCMGR.exe
TCP/IP Ping Command - PING.exe
TCP/IP Traceroute Command - TRACERT.exe
Windows Explorer - explorer.exe
Windows NT Logon Application - WINLOGON.EXE
Windows® NetMeeting® 4.4 - CONF.EXE

Thanks

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Allow anything that you recognise and know 100% that you need to give access. Block everything else.

If you are unsure about something (especially in the case of viruses/adware using official looking filenames), do a quick Google search and see if it's a goody or a baddy.

I'm not sure about Ad-Aware: Is there any kind of immunisation options and the like enabled? If so, you'd best give it full access. For the rest, I'm not sure. Sorry.
 
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I have nothing get tru on the server side. On the access ones I only have Netscape, mailwasher, norton and a couple others with a check mark. All the rest have to ask. Some that I never want to get on I have them blocked.
 
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The Ad-Aware access is most likely for the reference file updating ... if you have the Plus or Professional version, and have the option ticked to check for updates automatically when starting.
 

cwolfe98

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Thanks for the advise. I will block anything I'm unsure about and see how the system runs. I will also google search to see what a lot of these progs are.
Thanks !
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I used Netscape all the time but have to use IE sometimes and I have it also set to ask me to get online.
 
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