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Windows 7: Win 7 firewall fails leak test

15 Nov 2009   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I have conducted various tests on Comodo on Windows 7 and with either External attack or leak tests, have yet to see a less than perfect 100% score .

The only issue I have had is a ping port being open on one test, that I knew about and was there for another testing reason and is normally closed at the router

The report from attempted external access shows that there is nothing present on my IP address - the best way to avoid attach is to not be detected


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16 Nov 2009   #12
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

Been using Comodo for a few years now, think its great
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10 Jun 2010   #13
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I have done a lot of reading on the leaktest. If something bad gets on your pc, outbound blocking will keep it from calling home. That may be a good thing, but if you have good security, the bad stuff won't get in. By the time your firewall blocks the bad outbound stuff, it's too late. You are already infected. That's my opinion.
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10 Jun 2010   #14
hackerman1

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

hi !

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline View Post
I have done a lot of reading on the leaktest. If something bad gets on your pc, outbound blocking will keep it from calling home. That may be a good thing, but if you have good security, the bad stuff won't get in. By the time your firewall blocks the bad outbound stuff, it's too late. You are already infected. That's my opinion.
you might have read a lot, but you have missed the point:
yes, if some "bad stuff" gets past your antivirus/antimalware then you are "infected".
but thatīs exactly why itīs so important to have a firewall that blocks unwanted OUTGOING connections, so the "bad stuff" canīt "call home" after it has fx. stolen your passwords or other secret information.
if the firewall stops it, then itīs not "too late".

too many firewalls doesnīt block OUTGOING connections, as you can see at fx. Matousec, a lot of BIG names are a long way down on that list.

i have tested some firewalls myself on both Vista & W7, fx. ESET performed so bad that i could not believe the results, i had to run the test again to confirm.
i also tested a few firewalls with the same tests that Matousec uses, the only firewall that passed was Comodo.
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10 Jun 2010   #15
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

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11 Jun 2010   #16
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

What a great read. I always wondered about GRC leak test. It tells you it's coming and to block it with your firewall when it asks to come in. Wouldn't it be nice if all of the viruses and bad stuff asked your permission before the attack. So after reading the GIZ Richards info, where do we go now for a reliable test?
John
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28 Nov 2012   #17
seven2

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
accounts

May I please join and ask a question?
I have 2 accounts on both the lap and desktop.
One is called guest and the other is the one we always use which I think is the admin account.
How can I switch between the accounts once I am online?
Obviously I don't know much about this so please bear with my level.
Thank you
Peter
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28 Nov 2012   #18
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bnwrx View Post
To clarify I am not running as Admin. I am running as a user. As a side note, I downloaded and installed PC Tools Firewall. It also failed this leak test. I did use Comodo for a while on an XP machine but got tired of all the popups. Even after it learned my machines programs it would popup and I would have to create a new rule for things already approved. It got frustrating, maybe they have improved it in the last couple of years. we'll see. Thanks for any responses
To clarify, windows seven out of the box is set up to run as admin. If you have not set up a standard user in user account control uac then you are running as admin and you shouldn't do that. If you are the easiest way to fix this is to create a new standard user then change the account type to admin and your usual account to a standard user. Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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28 Nov 2012   #19
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seven2 View Post
May I please join and ask a question?
I have 2 accounts on both the lap and desktop.
One is called guest and the other is the one we always use which I think is the admin account.
How can I switch between the accounts once I am online?
Obviously I don't know much about this so please bear with my level.
Thank you
Peter
see above post
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29 Nov 2012   #20
seven2

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
guest

Thank you for all the information.
Is it true that creating and using a guest account provides better security than using the admin account?
Peter
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