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Firewalls, Antivirus and other applications known to annoy SqueezeCenter

Please add any appliction you're aware of which conflicts with SqueezeCenter in any way to the following lists.


If one of these products is running, you usually have to configure it to allow SqueezeCenter's ports to be accessed from the network.

Product name Process name OS Description
BlackICE BLACKD Windows
CA eTrust EZ Firewall efpeadm.exe Windows
Cisco Systems VPN Client VPNGUI Windows Turn stateful firewall 'Always On' off
Cisco Systems VPN Client CVPND Windows dito
Cisco Systems VPN Client IPSECLOG Windows dito
Comodo Firewall Pro - Defense+ cfp.exe Windows You may need to allow Perl.exe to access protected files C:\WINDOWS\Temp\par-SYSTEM\*\HiRes.dll
F-Secure Distributed Firewall fsdfwd.exe Windows
F-Secure Internet Security fsguiexe.exe Windows
ISS BlackIce blackd.exe Windows
Kerio Personal Firewall kpf4gui.exe Windows
McAfee MSSCLLI Windows
McAfee MCSHELL Windows
McAfee Personal Firewall Service MPFSERVICE Windows
McAfee Personal Firewall Service MPFAGENT Windows
Norton Personal Firewall nisum.exe Windows
Sygate Personal Firewall smc.exe Windows
Tiny Firewall persfw.exe Windows
Trend Micro Internet Security pccpfw.exe Windows
WindowsLive One Care WINSS Windows
Zone Alarm ZLCLIENT Windows

Antivirus Scanners

Procuct name Process name OS Description
McAfee On Demand Scanner MCODS Windows Blocking MySQL's *.my* files; configure AV scanner to ignore these file types
McAfee Realtime Scanner MCSHIELD Windows dito.
Microsoft Security Essentials msmpeng.exe Windows Blocking MySQL's *.my* files which causes errors during scan in the "Merge Various Artists" phase; configure AV scanner to ignore these file types
Norton Antivirus navapsvc.exe Windows No known issues
MicroWorld eScan avkwctl.exe Windows No known issues
F-Secure Anti-Virus fsav32.exe Windows No known issues
McAfee VirusScan mcshield.exe Windows No known issues
TrendMicro OfficeScan ntrtscan.exe Windows No known issues
AntiVir PersonalEdition avguard.exe Windows No known issues
avast! antivirus ashServ.exe Windows No known issues
Panda AntiVirus Titanium AVENGINE.EXE Windows No known issues
AVG Anti-Virus avgemc.exe Windows No known issues
TrendMicro Internet Security tmntsrv.exe Windows No known issues

Others (known to cause SqueezeCenter to fail in some way)

Port conflicts usually can be worked around by changing SqueezeCenter's default port.

Procuct name Process name OS Description
ExDomus ExDomusKNX_Service Windows Port conflict: 9000
McAfee Backup McAfeeDataBackup.exe Windows Port conflict: 9000
Twonky ??? Linux Port conflict: 9000
GBGp - XDebug? ??? ??? Port conflict: 9000
Buffalo LinkSystem Web access ??? Linux? Port conflict: 9000
Alchemy Firmware N/A N/A Alchemy V1.0 firmware on a Linksys WRT54G does not allow connections to a wired host running SqueezeCenter.
Google Desktop GoogleDesktop.exe Windows Port conflict: 9000
Symantec Event Manager CCEVTMGR Windows Part of Symantec's security suits, only indicator for potential firewall installation
Symantec Settings Manager CCSETMGR Windows dito
ZoneAlarm pre 7.1.254 Vista Blocks Named pipes used by socketwrapper
Peerguardian Windows Affects AlienBBC probably socketwrapper unless IP address range - is allowed
NOD32 Windows Affects socketwrapper unless enetered into IMON.
Kaspersky Windows Nothing confirmed but some user reported AlienBBC problems which seemed to be Kaspersky related.