Originally Posted by H2SO4
Thanks for your information. That is the best - only, really - explanation of .NET Runtime Optimization Service I have read.
I can see both sides of the coin as far as AVG's notifying me of these things. That's it's job, to notify me of attempts for a program or application or ? to try and connect to my computer without my knowledge. I wouldn't classify AVG as scareware, it's a very good firewall in my opinion and in the opinion of many.
As to these warnings you classify as "scareware" making me buy AVG next time, I think it has the opposite effect, in a sense.
I would rather buy something that recognizes the difference between "everyday" necessary or useful attempts to connect to the net, and someone hacking
my computer. I think it is doing it's job but perhaps they could code the Firewall software so that it tells you what these things are and gives a recommendation of "block" or "accept", when these things pop up? I have not checked this one yet but I've checked my old computer under AVG's watch, and it has gotten a 100% security rating at those sites that test it. (DSL Reports used to test this but no longer do.)
Any idea why I did not get similar warnings under XP SP2?
I guess it could be that since I'd already had AVG running for some time with XP, I had already made a permanent rule as to .NET Runtime Optimization Service. Or perhaps the newest version of AVG which I am now using (a small upgrade) has become more "nervous". Or perhaps Vista uses this .NET service more than XP?