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#1 socom 004

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 09:31 PM

I have one home computer with SBC DSL service. The system has a 2Wire 1000hg modem. I have Norton Systemworks 2005, Norton Personal Firewall 2006, Webroot Spy Sweeper, and Ad-Aware programs. I ran some security checks to get an idea of my protection. The 2Wire has a firewall along with the Window XP SP2 firewall. I have both of these deactivated and I use the Norton 2006 Firewall. Symantec's test results said the security status is SAFE. It also said the ICMP PING is open, all other ports are stealth. Sygate's test said all ports are blocked but the protocol ICMP Type 8 status is open. GRC's PING ICMP Echo test failed. Other ports were blocked. Is there a setting on the Norton Personal Firewall that needs to be changed? The installation says to use the default settings. I presume this is a secuity threat that I should try and fix. I haven't messed with any settings, they are still on default.
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Posted 18 December 2005 - 08:43 PM

I'm replying to myself, is that ok. Someone else on here recommended I use my personal firewall with my SBC 2Wire Modem's firewall. After going through the 2Wire's settings I found a setting for stealth mode and PING. I did the security checks again and each one passed.
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Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:59 PM

socom 004,

By all means it's permitted to post again if you have resolved your problem prior to anybody posting a reply. Just as an FYI, you have up to 24 hours to edit your post as long as no one replies. Once a reply is attached to the thread, you'll need to post anew, within that thread.

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 11:48 PM

Thanks for the editting tip Animal.

Edited by socom 004, 18 December 2005 - 11:50 PM.

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