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Windows 7: Test Your Firewall

27 Dec 2009   #1
TOF

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
Test Your Firewall

I switched my Internet Security Suite on one of my computers from Trend Micro to Kaspersky. I ran a port scanner from the link provided below and found that every port is being stealthed. I do have this computer connecting though a router so the router will affect the test.

Out of curiosity, I am going to connect my computer directly to a LAN and run this test again later and see how well Kaspersky is blocking my ports. I am interested in finding out straight from you how well your firewall is doing its job too as it would be interesting to hear straight from everyone who wants to participate how well the free firewalls are doing compared to the premium ones.

https://www.securitymetrics.com/portscan.adp


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27 Dec 2009   #2
hackerman1

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

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27 Dec 2009   #3
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Just Windows Firewall and my router. Really don't need a firewall or security "suite" IMO:


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27 Dec 2009   #4
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I just did a port scan using the same on mine with Windows firewall and showed Stealth on all ports. Guess I will leave well enough alone.
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27 Dec 2009   #5
hackerman1

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

hi !

yes, windows FW is stealth regarding INCOMING, but it doesn´t block OUTGOING connections,
which is the big problem with most firewalls.
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27 Dec 2009   #6
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
hi !

yes, windows FW is stealth regarding INCOMING, but it doesn´t block OUTGOING connections,
which is the big problem with most firewalls.
Actually, doesn't the Windows Firewall in Windows 7 block outgoing as well? Pretty sure I read somewhere it does.

Regardless, I don't let programs on my system that I don't trust for outgoing connections and I have Avast plus Prevx to ensure that programs I don't know about, don't get installed.
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27 Dec 2009   #7
hackerman1

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

"Actually, doesn't the Windows Firewall in Windows 7 block outgoing as well?"
no.
i´ve done some tests on different FW´s, that´s why i said "...doesn´t block..."
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27 Dec 2009   #8
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
no. i´ve done some tests on different FW´s, that´s why i said "...doesn´t block..."
Quote:
The Windows Firewall for Vista and Windows 7 allows you to block outbound connections, something that Windows XP didn't.
How to block outbound connections with the Windows Firewall

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows...nd-protection/

http://www.informit.com/guides/conte...ity&seqNum=341
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27 Dec 2009   #9
hackerman1

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

"allows you to block outbound"

yes, you CAN block outgoing connections, but it requires a lot of manual configuration.
by default it doesn´t block.
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27 Dec 2009   #10
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
yes, you CAN block outgoing connections, but it requires a lot of manual configuration. by default it doesn´t block.
Well, that's not what you said. You said it doesn't allow you to and it doesn't, but in fact it does.

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but it doesn´t block OUTGOING connections
Oh and by the way, to properly quote a previous post, just hit the quote button.
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