|Dearest Derek and Wanderer, I was almost done with my new post and it disappeared???? What a slap in the face. It was beautiful, kind, even professional 400 words gone gone gone??????? Let me write this fast so it doesn't disappear.|
I would like to suggest that you read my recent update of number the # 2 post, I believe it might clarify my question and yes Derek you are correct I did ask 2 questions. It was my first post because generally I figure out my problem without posting to anyone.
To both of you: thank you so much for being so gracious as to take time out of your busy schedules to take time and answer my very first post ever in my entire life. Perhaps that sheds a little light on why the question was 2 different questions, why my name was in a different post than my question, and why it appeared that I didn't know what I was doing. It is because I didn't know what I was doing. I am wondering if both of you perhaps have different systemsfrom mine since neither of you has ever gotten the error message "turn on the firewall in order to turn off file sharing. The worst part is that it is the file sharing that doesn't require a password. Inside the file were the avast program files. I have vista Ultimate and the operating system came on 2 discs that had to be installed.
To answer you Derek I can run the firewall but the security system alert never quits and I can't turn off file sharing. I don't believe that microsoft was forcing me to use the new security system, which is a good system and the price is right. I do however believe that they make sure that they have a way to get into your system because how else would they know what needs to be updated? If your system is set for remote system entry and dual log in when there is only 1 person using the computer. The same section where I saw DFSTRACINGON is where it has the permission section for remote access. I was not in the registry I was in the section for user authority and there was another person with authority. It may be because the new security system from microsoft fixes a lot on the system and has to have access to schedule tests and download error logs. I don't mean to say that they are maliciously going into my computer. I didn't change the remote access settings from before which would also have to do with why Microsoft needed the filesystem sharing because the firewall gave them access prior to turning it off.After changing the remote access it helped but I still can't stop file sharing. I hope I made myself clear. As long as the remote access and auto update are there it is a vulnerability. My main question is what do you do to cause the security system to accept the avast firewall?
To answer you Wanderer, I understand that you didn't mean to come across the way you did. I am a counselor and when someone is doing something that I have experienced in my life and know what happened when I did, I have a knee jerk reaction and want to stop the person from getting into trouble but. Aperson needs time to discuss something before we can jump to conclusions that the other person will act the same way or is doing the same thing, we need more information.
I appreciate the kindness in your heart. I feel the need to share that sometimes we need to word something in a way that people don't become defensive or we have lost them before we even get started. For example I would have received that statements made much easier if the wording was something like, "you may already know this, but I needed to be careful in that area of the computer because I accidently blew it up" or "We all need to realize what happens when there is too much security programing because the programs can deem each other as malware" When ever something sounds like "you did this or you did that" and we don't settle back and think first but instead we react, the other person may end up feeling attacked. I don't believe either one of us wants to do that. It is obvious that both You and Derek have a lot to share and lots of people could be helped. It has been a pleasure dealing with both of you.
If either of you come across some one who knows how to integrate avast firewall with windows/microsoft security center please let me know, will you? Thanks for editing the title of my post it is much better this time.
Sincerely Reverend Rusch