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27 Aug 2009   #11
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Interesting (grc.com). I tried ShieldsUP! With or without ThreatFire enabled, ESET Smart Security passed all of the tests and was in true stealth mode.

I then downloaded and ran LeakTest.exe. With ThreatFire running, TF blocked it and allowed me to even kill the process and quarantine it. ESS didn't do anything and completely allowed it through with TF suspended for testing purposes.


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27 Aug 2009   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I use Comodo Firewall and have just retested this new install (Official RTM) 100% pass In and Out with comments such as this ...

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Your Internet port 139 does not appear to exist!
One or more ports on this system are operating in FULL STEALTH MODE! Standard Internet behavior requires port connection attempts to be answered with a success or refusal response. Therefore, only an attempt to connect to a nonexistent computer results in no response of either kind. But YOUR computer has DELIBERATELY CHOSEN NOT TO RESPOND (that's very cool!) which represents advanced computer and port stealthing capabilities. A machine configured in this fashion is well hardened to Internet NetBIOS attack and intrusion.
Unable to connect with NetBIOS to your computer.
All attempts to get any information from your computer have FAILED. (This is very uncommon for a Windows networking-based PC.) Relative to vulnerabilities from Windows networking, this computer appears to be VERY SECURE since it is NOT exposing ANY of its internal NetBIOS networking protocol over the Internet.
I do get one fail that i expect I have the Ping port open at the moment on the Router

The price for this type of security FREE

AntiVirus and SSL Certificates - Internet Security Software | Comodo if you want to try it yourself
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27 Aug 2009   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterB View Post
If you want to have real protection(firewall in this case) you need to use a paid software, not the free ones or worse Windows firewall.
I don't agree with anything in this statement. I think there are plenty of free alternatives that can do just fine. A lot really depends upon what you do on your computer and the types of sites that you are likely to visit.
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27 Aug 2009   #14
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I use Comodo Firewall and have just retested this new install (Official RTM) 100% pass In and Out with comments such as this ...

I do get one fail that i expect I have the Ping port open at the moment on the Router

The price for this type of security FREE

AntiVirus and SSL Certificates - Internet Security Software | Comodo if you want to try it yourself
I use MSE, my computer had the same results AND passed other things on that site. I have yet to fail anything on it.
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27 Aug 2009   #15
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
I use MSE, my computer had the same results AND passed other things on that site. I have yet to fail anything on it.
This is interesting. I had latest version of MSE installed and running when I failed with Port 23 open. I wonder if its your router that blocks the port. I'm currently in a hotel using their wireless when I get the port 23 open on grc. I'm trying a couple of other AV/FW combos now. Results soon...
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27 Aug 2009   #16
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
This is interesting. I had latest version of MSE installed and running when I failed with Port 23 open. I wonder if its your router that blocks the port. I'm currently in a hotel using their wireless when I get the port 23 open on grc. I'm trying a couple of other AV/FW combos now. Results soon...
The router is unsecured, I currently have a 1 bar signal @ 11mbps, its a WRT54GS Linksys Router.

=)
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27 Aug 2009   #17
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
... A lot really depends upon what you do on your computer and the types of sites that you are likely to visit.
That's right! I go to very bad sites.

The only free one I trust is Comodo Firewall. But atm I use KIS 2010.

As I sad free is not always a good option.

If you need a good one check this tests on firewall:

Results and comments - www.matousec.com
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28 Aug 2009   #18
Crypto

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
 
 

Hey, I just ran that test Yesterday . Im used MSE and it passed. Then tried LeakTest and it said my Firewall has been penetrated without my knowledge. So seems like my Windows Firewall is not working properly.

Then I installed Comodo, and now it says im fine. Its a bit anoying when a program runs at first as many popups come but its better than getting my wall penetrated

Now Im getting these with MSE and Comodo.
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28 Aug 2009   #19
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 
Maybe I'm chasing a non-existant problem...

I just did the port test using PC Flank. When it runs, it tells me:
IP Address test

The test has determined your IP address to be:
24.218.10.214

But here is what my ipconfig reports:

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3b:db7c:a6e1:fa83%12
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.4.249
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.4.1

So I believe that these test are only reporting the port status of the router that this hotel is using and not my actual status. I will check when I connect to a different hotels wireless later today.
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28 Aug 2009   #20
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterB View Post
That's right! I go to very bad sites.

The only free one I trust is Comodo Firewall. But atm I use KIS 2010.

As I sad free is not always a good option.

If you need a good one check this tests on firewall:

Results and comments - www.matousec.com
Hi,

first of all I have to clarify one thing - Matousec doesn't test ONLY firewalls.
His test testing mainly HIPS protection or other kernel vulnerable parts of OS, eg. BsodHook or Security Software Testing Suite package (SSTS)

So please do not recommend to others firewall reference only on Matousec test methodology, because it is not Firewall test but "Proactive Security Challenge" and in this test eg. very good firewall (Look'n'Stop is on the end of the list, because this is pure firewall without HIPS module)

Cheers,
Creer
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