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  1. dencal's Avatar
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    Safety Aspect ?


    Have the latest version Windows 10 Preview 6860.
    The only security feature installed is the inbuilt Defender.
    Other computers in my house are all W8 or W8.1 PRO.
    All other computers have Avast free installed, and with the latest 2015 year version comes a Network Safety Checker.
    This warns me that my router is accessible from the internet on all other computers in the house.
    Is this due to my W10 installation and the fact that Windows need access to my computer ?
    And does this compromise the safety of all other computers in the house which all use the same router.
    Can all the other computers be safeguarded, and how ?
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  2. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    It's likely because Avast will not work with Win10 right now.
    Well, the last time I tried to install it on my PC(Win10) it failed and from the other reports it fails.

    Jeff

    EDIT: Never mind.. Avast seems to be working in Win10TP 9860.
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  3. dencal's Avatar
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    BunnyJ said:
    It's likely because Avast will not work with Win10 right now.
    Well, the last time I tried to install it on my PC(Win10) it failed and from the other reports it fails.

    Jeff

    EDIT: Never mind.. Avast seems to be working in Win10TP 9860.
    Do note...I have not installed Avast on W10 TP 9860.
    Only on computers with W8 or W8.1 Pro. Hence my security concern
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  4. Mystere's Avatar
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    dencal said:
    This warns me that my router is accessible from the internet on all other computers in the house.
    That warning makes no sense. Of course your router is accessible from the internet. How else would the internet work? Your router *IS* what gives access to the internet...

    I think Avast is trying to say something, but they've dumbed it down so much that the message is incomprehensible.

    Maybe they mean the router can be pinged. Maybe they mean it's administrative page that you log into is accessible externally, maybe they mean a lot of things, but they don't actually say what... Perhaps if you clicked that "more info" link.

    EDIT:

    It looks like that warning message is a new feature just introduced a few days ago, so it's likely completely unrelated to Windows 10. It's just that you're now noticing it because it's a new feature.

    Regardless, this has nothing to do with your individual computers, and seems to be the configuration of your network router, which is why all of your computers are reporting it.
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  5. dencal's Avatar
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    Mystere said:
    dencal said:
    This warns me that my router is accessible from the internet on all other computers in the house.
    That warning makes no sense. Of course your router is accessible from the internet. How else would the internet work? Your router *IS* what gives access to the internet...

    I think Avast is trying to say something, but they've dumbed it down so much that the message is incomprehensible.

    Maybe they mean the router can be pinged. Maybe they mean it's administrative page that you log into is accessible externally, maybe they mean a lot of things, but they don't actually say what... Perhaps if you clicked that "more info" link.

    EDIT:

    It looks like that warning message is a new feature just introduced a few days ago, so it's likely completely unrelated to Windows 10. It's just that you're now noticing it because it's a new feature.

    Regardless, this has nothing to do with your individual computers, and seems to be the configuration of your network router, which is why all of your computers are reporting it.
    Further to your post Action Centre has flagged up a warning that there is a problem concerning "Windows Resource Protection".
    Have since done a "Scandisk" which it has confirmed...see Command Prompt attachment.
    Have also done a "Chkdsk /r on computer start up which also confirms the same problem and suggests it cannot be repaired
    This suggests that I do have a security problem and that maybe Avast are right.
    Regarding your suggestion "more info" link , apart from using another router no other suggestions.
    Any suggestions as to how I can solve this problem.
    Only yesterday I installed W10 TP 6841, then upgraded to TP 6860 onto a brand new SSD and it seemed to work perfectly.
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  6. Posts : 5,834
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    Hi there. Chkdsk nor Windows Resource Protection (Windows) has nothing to do with antivirus, however WRP it is a safety feature of the Windows system. Chkdsk is to fix disk errors. What exactly is the warning did it give?

    Scannow cannot fix files because the store is corrupt. Please run www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=26512 to fix, then run scannow until errors are fixed. It may take multiple times to do so.
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  7. Layback Bear's Avatar
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    SFC /SCANNOW doesn't work yet in W-10. Their must be a big mess in the system files while making the very young operating system.
    Well put it another way it works but shows nothing but a mess and no logs.
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  8. Posts : 5,834
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    Thanks, LB. Didn't know that. Well, as is then.
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  9. dencal's Avatar
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    HippsieGypsie said:
    Hi there. Chkdsk nor Windows Resource Protection (Windows) has nothing to do with antivirus, however WRP it is a safety feature of the Windows system. Chkdsk is to fix disk errors. What exactly is the warning did it give?

    Scannow cannot fix files because the store is corrupt. Please run www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=26512 to fix, then run scannow until errors are fixed. It may take multiple times to do so.
    Being unable to start computer a message came up to put install disc in dvd drive, tried various methods to rectify and was informed there were disk errors so did chkdsk on start up. the warning was exactly the same as posted in my scannow command prompt posted earlier. unable to fix corrupt WRP files.
    Will try your fix suggestion tomorrow after a nights sleep as here in the UK its getting late.
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  10. Posts : 5,834
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    As LB stated > None of that will work, so you should wipe the disk and reinstall 10 then.
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