Firewall Alert

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by crtvmac, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. crtvmac Guest

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    I have Virusbarrier X6 firewall installed on my computer. I got a warning that the 'Stroke application' wanted a connection to my computer. I did not know what it was, and let my firewall block that application. When I Google Stroke application, I kept getting queries that talked about keystroke logger as oppose to 'Stroke application'. Will someone please tell me what this 'Stroke Application' is about?
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    See this page and search for the word stroke. I'm not 100% this is what is asking permission through the firewall, but it is potential and was the most likely thing I found (searched: mac "stroke application").

    While the page talks about Tiger, the stroke application still exists in Snow Leopard. Even if this is the app that is doing the requesting, it's not clear what may be utilizing the stroke app.
     
  3. crtvmac thread starter Guest

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    That was exactly when my firewall gave me an alert. I was using the Network Utility to do a multi range port scan on a website I have had access to, but could not connect to this same website last night. Thanks for the information.
     

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