Windows 'Expolrer' entry in Firewall. Not a spelling error.

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  1. Syex

    Syex Well-Known Member

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    Looking at my Windows Firewall allowed programs I found 2 entries called Windows Expolrer - note the spelling of explorer. One of them is ticked for Home/Work, the other for Public.
    Why are there two instances of this 'file' and more importantly, why can't I delete them?
    I've searched the Internet to see if anyone else has this problem and nothing! There's also no file or folder with that name on my computer. I can probably delete the entries via the registry, but not sure I should yet. Anyone know what's going on here. Help much appreciated. Click thumbnail for full pic.
    expolrer.
     
  2. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    Wow....looks a tab bit suspicious to me....checking mine (albeit I'm running 8.1 Pro) I don't have either of those "miss spelled" explorer entries. I'd Delete them.
     
  3. Syex

    Syex Well-Known Member

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    Yes, thanks, it's very odd. Here's one of the registry entries: v2.10|Action=Allow|Active=FALSE|Dir=In|Profile=Private|App=C:\Windows\explorer.exe|Name=Windows Expolrer| I will probably delete these entries as it's probably the only way to get rid of them. I'll wait a couple of days and see if anyone knows more about it first.
     
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    Just checked mine no entry like that one.
     
  5. Syex

    Syex Well-Known Member

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    I've deleted the registry entries but they're still in the allowed programs list! Also I can't untick anything on the public side of the page.!? This is very weird. The only reason I reverted back to Windows Firewall was because Comodo bluescreened a few weeks ago and temporarily damaged my network drivers so I've removed it although the registry entry cmdagent.exe won't delete (access denied). Any suggestions for a good windows 7 firewall. I'm thinking of using Bitdefender? I don't think I've got a virus on my computer, I think it's haunted! :numbness:
     
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    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    Since you had a BSOD, which may have caused some system file corruption, I'd would do a system repair with your the repair disc's you have created (or should have created).
     
  7. Syex

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    'should' is the word. :headache:
     

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