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Windows 7: Firewall tests

17 Sep 2011   #1
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 
Firewall tests

Hi

I am interested in testing the various security programs installed rather than relying on what other people's experiences are with firewalls and av programs THEY are using.
No offence meant but it is of little use being told "I use this and that and I have never had any trouble with viruses" since that particular person's computer may have never been subjected to an 'attack'.
Recently i came across the security tests of PCFlank (i had used it long ago for XP but had forgotten all about it). There is a firewall test, among others. Windows 7 firewall that i have installed failed the test, even with pretty high settings.
Somewhere on a forum someone made a remark suggesting that the test is rigged (or biased). What do you think about it?
If i use the leaktest of Gibson Reaserch the same happens.
Does anyone have any experience with these tests and the results obtained by them?
Do you know of any other tests?
And what do you think about the value of doing these tests?
I have mentioned somewhere on this forum the tests of Heise Securities where (harmless) viruses are sent to your mailbox to check whether these are blocked or not. My thoughts on this are the following. If the system fails the tests it's time for sure to do something about the computer's security. But what do these tests prove if the viruses sent are blocked, given the creativity
of those virus writers?
Thanks.


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17 Sep 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi FranzB. try this Comodo Firewall Test Suite
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17 Sep 2011   #3
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Hi FranzB. try this Comodo Firewall Test Suite
Thanks for the reply. I looked at it but it seems that the test is not for W7 (?).
So i don't dare to use it.
(Btw, i always get highly annoyed when someone post something on an internet
page (in this case the comodo test, updated or not) without putting a date on it so you can see how old it is. The technical specs indicate that it is only for OS XP.
It's confusing).
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17 Sep 2011   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FranzB View Post
Thanks for the reply. I looked at it but it seems that the test is not for W7 (?).
So i don't dare to use it.
(Btw, i always get highly annoyed when someone post something on an internet
page (in this case the comodo test, updated or not) without putting a date on it so you can see how old it is. The technical specs indicate that it is only for OS XP.
It's confusing).
It worked on both my Win7 computers. Maybe you used the wrong link. http://www.testmypcsecurity.com/secu...est_suite.html
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17 Sep 2011   #5
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

I have re ran the test (it installs NOTHING on your PC)

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Full Result is :- COMODO Leaktests result.pdf


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17 Sep 2011   #6
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Take A Look See

I have you tried this site?

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
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17 Sep 2011   #7
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

[QUOTE=Roderunner;1582164]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FranzB View Post

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It worked on both my Win7 computers. Maybe you used the wrong link. http://www.testmypcsecurity.com/secu...est_suite.html
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That's the web page i looked at. At the bottom under Test details - OS System(s) it gives Windows XP / Windows Vista. Nothing about W7.
I'll try it anyway.
Thanks.
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17 Sep 2011   #8
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
I have you tried this site?

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
Yes, i know the site and the leak test. As far as i know all firewalls fail the GRC test except ZoneAlarm which is, however, a real pain in the neck and not just inconvenient to use.
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17 Sep 2011   #9
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
I have re ran the test (it installs NOTHING on your PC)

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Full Result is :- Attachment 175704
What firewall are you using?
I did the test for W7 firewall and i flunked miserably. Something like 100/340
and i think that i have pretty stiff settings, practically all at "high".
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17 Sep 2011   #10
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FranzB View Post
What firewall are you using?
I did the test for W7 firewall and i flunked miserably. Something like 100/340
and i think that i have pretty stiff settings, practically all at "high".
Agnitum's Outpost Firewall Pro on both computers with Life Time Updates.

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