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Windows 7: Bizarre packets being sent

07 Sep 2014   #11
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Stealthed ports are just for blocking incoming connections, which NAT routers deal with quite sucesfully, and even then, it's about the only thing the Windows firewall protects you by default.
Sphynx Software make an app that switches the Windows firewall into 'all outbound blocked', then as something tries to call home you are asked yes/no (like ZoneAlarm etc). The free version lets some stuff through that it classifies as 'system' or whatever.

Windows 8 Firewall Control: Sphinx Software

makes a big clang when detecting, but that can be turned off.

For inward port firewall stealth testing, Gibson Research Shields Up is free


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07 Sep 2014   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Stealth Ports

So I take it that what you were referring to as non stealthed ports in your thread here:

NON Stealthed Ports! no Matter What

was actually outbound connections?

If you manage to work out if you have any non stealthed ports - post them!

Edit: Steve Gibson's FW test is good but PCflank can sometimes detect visible ports that GRC's test doesn't detect. It seems to vary depending on which firewall is being used. You should ideally use both tests.
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07 Sep 2014   #13

Windows 7 Pro 32

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3D Jed View Post
Sphynx Software make an app that switches the Windows firewall into 'all outbound blocked'
If you want full control of all outbound connections an (IMO better) alternative is WFC by BiniSoft, see signature below.
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