Am trying out Comodo Firewall with Optimum D+ settings on a Windows 7 x32 system from Online Armor Premium. First time I tried it out after long use of OA. In the active connections window I see a
System(4) Listening port on: 445
What is that?
From reading I see that is connected to the NetBIOS which I already have disabled (WINS, then Disable NetBIOS). I do not seem to remember seeing this when I was using Online Armor before but the again I may have not or may not..as long as I have a TruStealth via GRC/pcflank..lol!)
A friend who also recommeded to try Comodo ver5 again in liue of OA Premium is having the same questions...
Now I remember vividly that I do not have to make any rule in OA for blocking/closing port 445. I mean out of the box it gave me a flat TruStealth. When I installed Comodo ver5 I had one open port and it was port 445. Subsequent GRC checks where okay though....TruStealth. Now because of that first encounter with an open port I tend to check if there is a port 445 and yeah there it is listening.
Please see attached image.
Can someone give me some details or explanations on the matter or what should be done "security wise" so no ports are open and what ports should I close? Really need to understand this please.
Lost patience with OA Premium not seeming to learn or remember what I set. The latest version 4.5 was the worst I tried. Even all I excluded would vanish and you had to constantly check and re-import the settings I made. Settings would change often especially what I exclude. Had to put it to learning mode often so my system will work ike it was using my saved settings. OA forum help was so so..had submitted logs to their CS but was told that i"...if problem is not priority so and so..." lasted for nearly a month so I quit using it.
Anyway, kindly help me on this regard okay:)
Happy New Year!
Pardon for the error in topic title, I previously selected "Courier" as font and applied it the pasted the topic title with it...can't seem to attach the image either....help mods....thanks...newbie post here:(
Edited by Econstantine, 05 January 2011 - 01:26 AM.