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Windows 7: test your ports for security


17 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 
test your ports for security

has anyone got all green boxes?


https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2


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17 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Yes I get fully stealthed there, been a few times, and your link just goes to the page saying it can't reload so that was obviously your results and for safety it will not allow the page to reload or refresh.
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17 Apr 2010   #3

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

how can I get all boxes as stealth?
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17 Apr 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Are you using a router/firewall??
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17 Apr 2010   #5

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

pacinitaly: "how can I get all boxes as stealth?"

use a good firewall.
but, passing Gibsonīs test is not the only important thing, you need a firewall that also blocks OUTGOING connections.

why ?
because in case your computer gets infected with spyware, that stops the spyware from "calling home" after it has stolen your private information like fx. passwords.

take a look at the top of the Security-forum: under Security Basics there is a link to
Free Software Firewalls for Windows 7
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17 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

even Windows Firewall will stealth all ports, if your firewall isn't, then i would recommend getting another one. unless you have a program open that is listening on that port (such as a torrent client) any firewall should stealth the ports.

oh, and here is a working link for Shields Up (which is what the OP linked to) https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
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17 Apr 2010   #7

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

here's what I have
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17 Apr 2010   #8

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

All green here
Looks like Windows Firewall control is doing its job
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17 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

that seems to be adequete... as long as you have set up Windows Firewall's outbound control, if you need a little more control over outbound programs then i recommend Windows 7 Firewall control, it comes in both 32 and 64 bit flavours, and the free version does the job just as well as the paid version, the only PITA is you will need to set programs that need Outbound access to "Enable All" the first time you use them. oh and the warning noise is VERY annoying, you have been warned you can get it here: Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software

I wouldnt bother with Verizon's Firewall, my ISP has a similar service, but i don't use it, they block every single outbound and incoming request unless its on a "known common port" so basically, your restricted to web browsing and email

of course the best inbound firewall is a decent NAT Firewalled Router

did shields up show any ports open on your system?
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17 Apr 2010   #10

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

all blue = closed
green = stealth
red = open (none)
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