Re: wfpdiag.etl. What is that?
"Carl" <email@example.com> wrote
> David-thanks for your input. You pointed me at Vista's firewall and that
> enabled me to locate the program that was causing so much disk activity
> involving wfpdiag.etl.
> I had installed a program from Shinx Software called Vista Firewall
> Control that allows management of the firewall via a simple GUI. It
> installs as a system service. Once I disabled the service and rebooted,
> the disk activity ceased.
> David Beder [MSFT] wrote:
>> This is a trace file created by Windows to collect diagnostics
>> information around ipsec and firewall activity. Such info could be later
>> read by a troubleshooting tool to help diagnose connectivity failures. I
>> would not expect it to be active unless you are receiving (or maybe
>> sending) traffic which is being blocked by your security software.
>> Is the file growing over time? How large is it getting?
Ahh, now that you mention it, I thought I had seen that file being accessed
at some point on this system but just couldn't remember the specifics since
it was happened some time ago. But yes I had installed Vista Firewall
Control some time ago, and the reason I removed it was this constant file
Glad it's sorted now.
Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]