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#1 Daisuke

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 02:06 PM

pcAudit Leak Test 6.3
I have Kerio Free 4.1. on my computer.
The first attempt was successful. This little program was able to sent to my email address @yahoo.com information about my computer. :thumbsup:
But after this ... I have modified a rule in Kerio and the (little) program was not able to start. :flowers:
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 02:55 PM

ShieldsUp! also has a good firewall test.
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 02:58 PM

Wow cryo...
I am using Kerio free 4.1 too. I tried this leak test. LMAO The little program took a screen shot of my computer. I guess this means I fail huh? LOL PLease let me know how you fixed the firewall. Here I thought I was on top of it. I am still laughing at that screenshot. Haha all over me. :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 03:15 PM

Interesting information. I'm gonna have to try it out. Didn't think of testing
Thanks for posting.

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P.S. Lots of people have tried to get help on creating their own recovery disks for a variety of reasons and I'm sure a new thread by you (Cryo) with directions on how to do so would be extremely appreciated.

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 05:07 PM

Pandy, you can try this, but it could be annoying.

Double click the Kerio tray icon, go to "System Security" --> "Settings" tab and select:
When apllication is about to start use existing system security rules or ask me.

Kerio will ask you if you want to run a program not listed in the Application tab. :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 09:47 PM

Pandy, you can try this, but it could be annoying.

Double click the Kerio tray icon, go to "System Security" --> "Settings" tab and select:
When apllication is about to start use existing system security rules or ask me.

Kerio will ask you if you want to run a program not listed in the Application tab.  :inlove:

:trumpet: Hello cryo,
My Kerio didn't ask me if I want to run a program not listed in the Application tab. Maybe because this selection:

When application is about to start use existing system security rules or ask me.

...was alreay selected? Mm, Is this the part where I get annoyed? LOL :flowers:

BTW~ I failed ShieldsUp a while back too. :thumbsup:

Edited by Pandy, 21 September 2004 - 09:49 PM.

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 09:52 AM

Pandy, for what it is worth, I use Sygate Personal Firewall (freeware) and it always passes the Shields up tests.
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Posted 22 September 2004 - 10:12 AM

Thanks John... that could be worth a lot LOL. I will most definitely check it out. I have to be careful because my son has an on-line game he plays and the firewall can prevent him hosting as a server. Why he bothers on dial-up I don't know. I told him not to, but he did anyway. But thanks John.

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 12:23 PM

I need to try it! I got sgps firewall! Lets see if it will bypass it......

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 04:36 PM

If you know what ports the game uses in hosting, you could temporarily open them if they are closed. Or just have your son turn the firewall off whilst he is hosting the game.
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 12:25 AM

Thanks John... I'll have to ask the son to show me where to find what ports it's using.... tee hee He may not even know. But to turn off my firewall?? I doon't knooow... :thumbsup: LOL

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 12:39 AM

Well, if he is on a modem connexion, turning off the firewall while hosting a game is no big deal. I do that myself on occasion and I have DSL. When he logs on again, no doubt he will have a different address anyway.
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 12:50 AM

Ahh, I'm relieved, John. Sometimes the kids play a game and they have to turn off the firewall. I didn't like it but how could I say no? lol Now I see it isn't as urgent as I thought it was to have the firewall on. Of course if I'm surfing the web I always have it on.

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 10:41 AM

Well, Pandy, turning off the firewall while on the Net is nevertheless taking a chance, especially if your son forgets to turn the firewall back on after hosting the game. The other alternative is to find out what ports, besides 80, the game uses and open those ports up temporarily.
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