firewall problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zoidklash, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. zoidklash macrumors newbie

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    Aug 18, 2005
    #1
    I opened my console and saw this...

    Mac OS X Version 10.3.9 (Build 7W98)
    2005-08-18 18:25:10 +0200
    2005-08-18 18:25:12.688 SymQuickMenu[273] Could not communicate with Personal Firewall daemon!
    2005-08-18 18:25:12.689 SymQuickMenu[273] Could not communicate with Personal Firewall daemon!
    TWAINBridge-ERROR: DS does not support the required CAP_SUPPORTEDCAPS

    anybody knows whar this means and what i can do about it.
    Because although im a veteran mac user
    I start feeling non secure.

    Can anybody give me some tips to check if i'm being hacked?
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 601

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    Aug 15, 2005
    #2
    You wouldn't have any Symantec products installed, would you?

    My guess is the TWAIN part would be for a scanner or other TWAIN device.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Portland, OR
    #3
    It appears (as already posted), that you're using Symantec Personal Firewall. Sounds like the firewall daemon is crashed. A restart should fix this. If not, a reinstall.. or better yet, not using Symantec products with OS X.

    There's no indication that you've been "hacked".. of course, there's no indication that you have not. Do you have a router with a hardware firewall? If not, and you're concerned about security, then this should be your first line of defense.
     
  4. zoidklash thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #4
    thx

    ok....ic

    i'm not using this symentec firewall anymore
    just the firewall from OSX. I used to use NOrton firewall maybe thats the problem..... but i hated it


    thx for help
    hardware rooter....mmm nice idea
     

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