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Suggestion for improvement for OneCare firewall RRS feed

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    Hi,

    I've just upgraded (if that's the right word) to the retail version of OneCare (V2) and have just noticed something about the firewall behaviour that I didn't notice before.

     

    I've noticed that after a windows update (where say IE7 or any program that requires access to the web) Onecares firewall automatically blocks the new version (well on an admin account you get asked do you want to allow access for this program, on a limited account its blocked with without an option).

     

    Now I know that onecare is supposed to notify unusual behaviour but wouldn't it be a better idea if when Microsoft want to update a product of theirs - say IE which will result in a version change then shouldn't they send a signature update to onecare, beforehand, that says - hey if you encounter IE7 version xxxxx then it's OK just let it go unhindered?

     

    Tom

    Wednesday, December 19, 2007 4:34 PM

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  • Yes, you would certainly think that known trusted programs can be identified with a rules/signature update on a timely basis before the update to that program is deployed. I guess timing is everything, though. If the signature database was not yet updated or the latest not yet downloaded to your PC, you could certainly run into what you are describing.

    -steve

     

    Thursday, December 20, 2007 4:52 PM
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