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    Multiple SKYPE instances in Firewall exceptions

    1)Just for "neatness" I'd like to delete the bizzillion skype instances in the Firewall's exceptions. I tried Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, but saw nothing there. The help only says why multiples exist:


    Why do multiple instances of the same program appear on the Exceptions tab?

    If you install, uninstall, or re-install a program when you are connected to different networks, several instances of that program can appear on the Exceptions tab. This is because if each network that you connect to has a different network location, you must create an exception for each category. For example, you might create an exception while you are connected to a "Public place" network, and then, later, you might connect to a "Home or work" network and create that exception again.
    This can also happen when Group Policy is applied.



    2) If I understand the "help", every time skype connects, it does thru a different pathway so warrants a different exception. Does this mean I can't prevent multiple instances from continuing to be added every time I use skype?

    Last edited by yesmath; 12 Apr 2012 at 01:03 AM. Reason: add more info
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    Re: Multiple SKYPE instances in Firewall exceptions

    Hello, seems to be normal. as the service may indeed go to different servers. Use Ccleaner and have it clean up your temp files and other than that.. I would not be concerned about it..

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