Windows Firewall: Remote Packet Capture Daemon - What is it?



I Googled to no avail. Wondering what this is. In XP (Pro, 32 bit, SP3),
Windows Firewall, Exceptions I have a few programs (like an internet
browser, Instant Messaging programs, a few Windows programs (File and Print
Sharing, Remote Assistance, Remote Desktop, UPnP Framework, etc. There is
no help info in Windows on this. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a webpage
that can guide us through the proper settings on this. I have Remote
Assistance & Desktop shut off but UPnP Framework is checked. File and print
sharing is off. Any recommendations? Its odd that Microsoft makes a widely
promoted program like Windows Firewall and then seems to abandon the user
when they need to select proper settings. Or did I miss some guide


Unfortunately neither article mentions "Remote Packet Capture Daemon". I'm
no expert. So I didn't wade through all that. Or maybe thats a sign of
extreme laziness. :)

PA Bear [MS MVP]

There is a very good chance that you are seeing the effects of a hijackware

NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!

1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:

NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.

2. [WinXP ONLY!! =>] Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
(only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:

3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
logs in an appropriate forum, not here.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware

**Seek expert assistance in,,,
or other appropriate forums.**

If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.

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