Windows ain't done until Lotus won't run?

by Volker Weber

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Surely not the first time you have seen this...

Chris Linfoot, 2007-08-17

It appears I am spoiled by the Mac.

Volker Weber, 2007-08-17

It only asks once, compare that to what Microsoft has done with Vista.

Henning Heinz, 2007-08-17

I think I don't even want to know.

Volker Weber, 2007-08-18

I certainly enjoy my share of laughing about microsoft, but, I concider this to be a valid prompt. The statement could have been worded much better, but, none the less it is valid.

A program that did not request network access durring the install process is now asking for it. This could be because the install process is old or the developers know how, or the program has been compromise.

I believe that if the install process set this registry value all would be well.

XP SP2 and windows firewall has been out for a while, it didn't sneek up on anyone.

Dwight Wilbanks, 2007-08-18

Very good comment. Thanks, Dwight.

Volker Weber, 2007-08-18

Thanks, Dwight. I learned something there.

Andrew Pollack, 2007-08-18

Do you mean to tell us that if a program wants to get Windows Firewall to ignore it and let it listen for connections on the network, all it has to do is set a registry value during its install? That can't be right.

Richard Schwartz, 2007-08-18

-That can't be right

why not ? , it require admin rights to write to that key.

Flemming Riis, 2007-08-19

OK, that makes some sense then.

Richard Schwartz, 2007-08-19

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