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TCP/ IP Patcher

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:35 am
by shadowedemons
Zone Alarm asked me if I should allow Ares to use or god knows what with it.
Should I allow it?
What does it do?
Who does it connect to?

Re: TCP/ IP Patcher

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:32 am
by LANjackal
shadowedemons wrote:Zone Alarm asked me if I should allow Ares to use or god knows what with it.
Should I allow it?
What does it do?
Who does it connect to?


If you're using the open source Ares (make sure it's NOT a paid version or you're being scammed) just allow it.

Re: TCP/ IP Patcher

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:49 am
by multivariable
Have you intentionally installed Ares on your computer in order to fileshare? Did someone else install it?

Reading this:
shadowedemons wrote:What does it do?
Who does it connect to?

I'd be guessing that shadowedemons doesn't even know what Ares is, let alone what to do with it.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:56 am
by shadowedemons
i know what it is and what it does.
i've been using it for a long time.
this is something that just came up recently though.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:04 am
by multivariable
shadowedemons wrote:i know what it is and what it does.
i've been using it for a long time.
this is something that just came up recently though.

Okay, sorry about that.

I've just been reading some of your past posts, and it's obvious that you're not the sort of n00b who doesn't know what Ares is, so I was just about to edit my previous post.

It did seem a strange question, though.

Have you just recently installed ZoneAlarm?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:39 am
by shadowedemons
yeah, i had to upgrade to the new one.
i know it's strange, i just have never seen it before...until now

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:49 am
by multivariable
You'll probably see it few more times with other applications that you'll be running for the first time since your ZoneAlarm upgrade.

As long as you know that the application was safe previously, it should be okay to just allow them in the new ZoneAlarm.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:15 am
by Malicious Intent
Windows limits to 10 half open ports for security. Some say this slows down p2p software that needs to connect to lots of peers.

As a result, some p2p software has started to "patch" this security measure by increasing port limit to 50, 100 or sometimes more.

ZoneAlarm is probably kicking up a fuss because security settings are being played with.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:35 am
by shadowedemons
worked like a charm thx. :)