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    Question server program internet explorer wants to accept connections from the internet

    hi there im a newbee

    advice its needed please

    I have windows xp home edition (stand alone not domain joined)
    i have IE8, SP3
    I have just downloaded zone alarm free 8.0.298.000
    its great btw
    and ive just realised something important about the alerts i was receiving for iexplorer.exe
    server program internet explorer wants to accept connections from the internet
    which i must admit in the old version of zone alarm i have allowed
    however today i did a search in the forums it said that it could be a trojan and to deny it
    so i denied this alert and selected remember this setting
    fully expecting to lose my connection or internet access then to get errors like page cannot be displayed etc
    but i havent infact my pc is working better and my dial up internet connection has not disconnected itself (so far) touch wood...lol...
    but heres my question if this is infact a trojan and if
    FFEXTINSTALLPATH.EXE and GENERATECONFIG.EXE and LSA Shell (export edition)
    could also be malicious then why did
    spybot 1.6.2 free or avast 4.8 home free or adaware anniversary edition free
    pick any thing up?
    i have also done a trojan remover scan, malwarebytes scan, cc cleaner scan, hijack this scan, glary utilities scan
    all the results of these scans were posted at http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthr...t=96294&page=5
    the nice guy helping me out noticed that in one of my log results it said that it could not verify what version of internet explorer i was using
    i told him it was definetly IE7 (at the time it was) ive recently updated it from microsoft to IE8

    So does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks so much in advance

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    Default Re: server program internet explorer wants to accept connections from the internet

    I highly doubt you have a virus.

    You have nothing to be scared about.

    People are too paranoid about this stuff, just keep Avast! up to date and scan with MBAM/Spyware Terminator once a month.

    And ZA is overkill, Windows FW+route hardware firewall is sufficient.

    if you really need one get Comodo

    Blam


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    Default Re: server program internet explorer wants to accept connections from the internet

    ive got another question to ask
    java is giving me problems
    what is java js2 runtime enviroment?
    what is java Java Quick Starter?
    java(tm)
    do i need it?
    can i uninstall it safely without breaking anything?
    i think it came preinstalled with the pc???

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    Default Re: server program internet explorer wants to accept connections from the internet

    okay so ive disabled all the java ad ons
    and all the adobe ad ons
    only because i think i dont need them
    no one has convinced me otherwise
    and im considering now uninstalling java and adobe

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    Default Re: server program internet explorer wants to accept connections from the internet

    You need Java for many online web applications.
    Adobe is required for flash video(i.e for youtube etc)

    DO NOT remove either of them

    You can remove Javaquickstarter from startup using msconfig or HijackThis

    Blam


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    Default Re: server program internet explorer wants to accept connections from the internet

    the reason behind this is because event viewer tells me there is problems with these 2 programs (my quess is they probably need updateing). but hey if they can be so easily exploited why the hell are they so nessary in the first place. after all when you get the information bar telling you not to download and install active x then why should i ignore it?

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    Default Re: server program internet explorer wants to accept connections from the internet

    cool thanks for that blam6 i appreciate that
    just enabled flash (cant have the youtube videos not play)...lol...
    ive just checked the version in manage add ons
    and this seems current to me doesnt need updating by the looks of things
    but heres all the info in add/remove/programs

    do i need all of these???
    acobat.com version 1.1.377
    and adobe air 1.0.4990
    adobe reader 9 version 9.0.0

    then i see i also have macromedia flash player 8.0.22.0
    macromedia shockwave player 10.1.1.016

    adobe flash player 10 active x
    Name: Shockwave Flash Object
    Publisher: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Type: ActiveX Control
    Version: 10.0.22.87
    File date:
    Date last accessed: Today, April 06, 2009, 2 minutes ago
    Class ID: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}
    Use count: 6765
    Block count: 46
    File: Flash10b.ocx
    Folder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash

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    Default Re: server program internet explorer wants to accept connections from the internet

    i have left java disabled and so far so good
    cant see any problems so far

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    Default Re: server program internet explorer wants to accept connections from the internet

    just want to look at my signature so ignore this post please
    I Have XP home[Stand Alone]SP2 IE8
    Avast 4.8 home
    Online Armor 3.5.0.9
    CCleaner 2.19.900
    Glary Utilities 2.12.0.658
    SuperAntiSpyware 4.26.1002
    Malwarebytes 1.36
    Spyware Blaster 4.1
    Trojan Remover 6.7.8
    Hijack this 2.0.2

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    Default Re: server program internet explorer wants to accept connections from the internet

    Keep them all, they are required for online web apps.

    You could uninstall Adobe Reader and install foxit reader, which is much less bloated...


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