Arcane questions about Windows Firewall

April 20, 2015 at 08:42:56
Specs: Win 7
I installed Windows 7 on this computer less than two days ago,
so the log files are short. I'm browsing through the Event Viewer.
Under "Windows Firewall With Advanced Security/Firewall", 71
events are listed, all "Information". The first events are all Windows
adding exceptions, allowing things like network projectors and
wireless portable devices (neither of which I have) and Media
Extenders (which I don't trust) through the firewall. A while after
that begins a series of 7 events, spaced randomly over the next
few hours, typically about 30 minutes apart. The event ID is 2011,
and is described thusly:

Windows Firewall was unable to notify the user that it blocked an
application from accepting incoming connections on the network.

Reason: The application is a system service
Application Path: C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
IP Version: IPv4
Protocol: TCP
Port: 49155
Process Id: 596
User: SYSTEM

File description of lsass.exe: "Local Security Authority Process".
I don't see either the filename or the description in Task Manager.

The thing is, the computer was not connected to any network at
the time. An Ethernet cable connected the motherboard to the
external modem/router, but the modem/router's power was turned
off before I began installing Windows and remained off until after
these events were logged.

A second string of 7 of these events were logged the next day.,
which *may* have been after I turned the modem/router back on.

Any idea what was going on there, including why it was unable
to notify me?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
April 20, 2015 at 09:50:34
Often events are just Windows bugs which are unimportant. Have you collected all the Windows Updates yet? If not get those and see if there is any change.

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#2
April 21, 2015 at 18:53:47
"I installed Windows 7 on this computer less than two days ago"
Did you install from a legit Windows DVD, a reliable source, or some other source?
If you are not sure about the validity of the source of the installation files then you could have installed something along with Windows without knowing it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
April 22, 2015 at 04:29:27
No problem there. I did agonize for a long time over whether to
buy Windows, since it would put a tiny bit more money into the
hands of the scum at the top of Microsoft whose main concern
is to rid the world of their competitors, but in the end I turned to
the dark side and bought the DVD like millions of others. Just
because it's legal doesn't mean it's moral.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
April 22, 2015 at 06:57:04
"scum at the top of Microsoft whose main concern
is to rid the world of their competitors"

You could equally well substitute Google for Microsoft - but I expect you know that.

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