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    docmarv Guest

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    For the past 3-4 weeks, I'm getting a popup Alert from ZA Internet Security Suite which I can't remember ever seeing before.

    The alert is "FDMount.exe is trying to open a raw disk device."

    This happens whenever I plug a printer, camera, card reader into my USB connection. It also happens when I remove the plugged in device.

    What's this about? Why is is happening? And should I make "Allow" or "Deny" a default setting? Thanks.

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    garywa Guest

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    I did a web search for FDMount.exe but didn't come up with anything very meaningful. Do you know what program it belongs to? What is the name of the folder that it is in? That may help us know who it belongs to.

    I know when my Program Control switches from Auto to Max (21 days after install) I will sometimes pick up a few more alerts that didn't happen to come up during the auto-learn period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmarv View Post
    For the past 3-4 weeks, I'm getting a popup Alert from ZA Internet Security Suite which I can't remember ever seeing before.

    The alert is "FDMount.exe is trying to open a raw disk device."

    This happens whenever I plug a printer, camera, card reader into my USB connection. It also happens when I remove the plugged in device.

    What's this about? Why is is happening? And should I make "Allow" or "Deny" a default setting? Thanks.

    I agree with Senior Member garywa advice..

    as a general rule, it is better to use "Deny" as default, you can all ways change "X" Deny back to "Allow" in ZA Program control,

    But if you use "Allow" as the default, if changing "Allow to Deny" after the fact is like closing the Barndoor after all the Horses have excaped..

    Here is my Sample list of "Allowed"programs list..

    Make sure all of the following Programs have Trusted and Internet access (Green Check Marks):

    a.) All Microsoft wand Windows Programs have Green Check marks for Trusted and Internet Access..
    b.) Generic Host Process for win32 Services (svchost.exe) Also Grant this Trusted Server Rights
    c.) IE Crash Detection
    d.) Internet Explorer and or FireFox
    e.) Malicious Software Removal Tool
    f.) True Vector Service (If it is listed)
    g.) Zone Alarm Client
    h.) Zone Alarm Updating Client
    i.) Your Email Client needs Trusted, Internet and Send Mail all need Green check Marks
    Last edited by GeorgeV; January 3rd, 2010 at 03:24 PM.
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