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#1 Toria123

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:15 AM

Hi guys, i have just the zonealarm firewall installed about a week ago and i was wondering when i look at the Log Viewer is it normal to have a lot of incoming packets blocked in a short space of time. I have quite a lot logged.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:19 AM

If a firewall is blocking a lot of incoming packets, it is doing its job of protecting your computer.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 07:28 PM

Sure it's normal especially if you don't use a router - all the bypass traffic that wants to touch your computer, relevant or not, is seen by Zone Alarm. That's the purpose of a firewall. If you get a router and block unwanted messages from the internet, ZA will be quiet as it will have much less to do.

If you do have a router and still see a flood of incoming/outgoing attempts in the ZA logs, you need to investigate the IPs involved and the services you use to permit such traffic.

Edited by tos226, 21 April 2009 - 07:30 PM.


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Posted 24 April 2009 - 01:30 AM

Yep, it is totally normal for ZA to have a lot of them in its logs. I also use ZA and am always amazed when I look at the firewall log by the number of attempts it has blocked

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:15 AM

Thanks guys, i was starting to wonder but you have reassured me. I don't have a router so that would probably explain i have more things blocked.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:02 AM

stupid question here, router what is one and where do i get one?

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 06:48 AM

Here's some information, that perhaps will help regarding what is a Router An article on Home Computer Networks 101 To purchase a router, options are box electronic store (don't know what country you are in) and online, and, of course, some ISPs sell, install and setup routers for their customers.

Also see:
How Home Networking Works
Wired Router Reviews
Networking and Wi-Fi
Using a router for multiple computer Internet Access




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