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XP firewall exception question - a bit worried
Old 6th February 2009
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XP firewall exception question - a bit worried

Hi folks,

Was just checking my firewall settings and noticed an exception called rcnpfka using TCP port 5096


I have deleted it, but wonder if anyone knows what it might be for?

And what about "run a dll as an app"? Can I delete that one?

thanks
Old 6th February 2009
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That depends on the dll. Whether it's something good or bad I can't say. Anytime you've got something questionable trying to go out the best thing is to block it temporarily while doing an internet search on what it is.

That said - you should really be using something better than windows firewall. Sygate free at an absolute minimum. Run an antivirus scan at least once every two weeks. More if you're super careful. Hint - if you're downloading warez you're not being super careful.

Freeware that's not in your face: Clamwin, Stinger, Avira AntiVir Removal Tool. If you really want background scanning (again freeware) then I'd suggest Avast, Avira, or AVG. Pretty much in that order.

If you can avoid using your DAW as an machine that goes on the internet you should.
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hey dstroyallmnstrs Thanks for the firewall recommendation - I will def check it out

I don't do warez whastoever - definite no-no for me
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