Using AWE with a personal software firewall

If your computer is protected by a firewall, your firewall may display messages that AWE is trying to act as a server or trying to access the Internet.

You should set your firewall to allow AWE to act as a server and to access the Internet, so it can index the local documents you want to be able to search and search for web results.

For example:

ZoneAlarm Pro


installer.exe is trying to access the Internet

Check the Remember this setting box and click on Allow

This executable needs to access the Internet, so that you can register AWE.



The AWE application is trying to access the Internet

Check the Remember this setting box and click on Allow

The AWE application needs to access the Internet to search for web results.



pdre.exe is trying to act as a server

Check the Remember this setting box and click on Allow

This executable needs to act as a local server, so that AWE can index the local documents you want to be able to search.



awe.exe is trying to access the Internet

Check the Remember this setting box and click on Allow

This executable needs to access the Internet, so it can search for web results.



stop.exe is trying to access the Internet

If you are uninstalling AWE, this executable needs to access the Internet, so it can un-register AWE.



Norton Internet Security


awe.exe is attempting to connect to a DNS server

From the What do you want to do drop-down list, select Always allow connections from this program on all ports .

This ensures that AWE can access the Internet to search the web.



installer.exe is attempting connect to a DNS server

From the What do you want to do drop-down list, select Always allow connections from this program on all ports .

This executable needs to access the Internet, so that you can register AWE.



pdre.exe is attempting to listen for connections from other computers

From the What do you want to do drop-down list, select Always allow connections from this program on all ports .

This executable needs to act as a local server, so that AWE can index the local documents you want to be able to search.



filescan.exe is attempting to listen for connections from this computers

From the What do you want to do drop-down list, select Always allow connections from this program on all ports .

This executable needs to act as a local server, so that AWE can index the local documents you want to be able to search.



ofetch.exe is attempting to listen for connections from this computers

From the What do you want to do drop-down list, select Always allow connections from this program on all ports .

This executable needs to act as a local server, so that AWE can index the local documents you want to be able to search.



pfetch.exe is attempting to listen for connections from this computers

From the What do you want to do drop-down list, select Always allow connections from this program on all ports .

This executable needs to act as a local server, so that AWE can index the local documents you want to be able to search.



McAfee Personal Firewall Plus


The program AWE Application is requesting access to the Internet

Select the Grant Access option.

This ensures that AWE can access the Internet to search the web.



The program installer.exe is requesting access to the Internet

Select the Grant Access option.

This executable needs to access the Internet, so that you can register AWE.



The program pdre.exe is requesting access to the Internet

Select the Grant Access option.

This executable needs to act as a local server, so that AWE can index the local documents you want to be able to search.



The program filescan.exe is requesting access to the Internet

Select the Grant Access option.

This executable needs to act as a local server, so that AWE can index the local documents you want to be able to search.



Note:

Depending on which firewall you are using, you may also get messages that filescan.exe, ofetch.exe, efetch.exe or pfetch.exe are trying to access the Internet. In order to enable AWE's file and email indexing service, you should set your firewall to allow these executables to access the Internet.