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Firewall Settings....help?


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#1 socom 004

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 05:45 PM

I had to replace my computer tower and the computer I have now has Windows Vista. I used to run the GRC firewall test on the other computer and it always passed. I used the firewall on Nortons Internet Security 2007 along with the built-in firewall in my AT&T SBC DSL 2Wire Modem. I started the new computer and ran the test and it failed or was penetrated. The Norton shows that it is activated and the 2Wire Modem's firewall is activated. Are there any settings that need to be changed to get the system to pass? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 06:40 PM

What are the settings now, besides 'activated'? Knowing this, the folks here that use routers and VISTA will be able to better help you.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 08:43 PM

I'll look and get the info. Do you know if there are any other places to test firewalls. On the GRC site the option of "allow or not allow" site to enter never showed up. I never got to answer "no" , don't allow. I did the other tests that test the ports, I think it's the Shields Up, and the computer passed as "passed".
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:00 PM

Here are the settings:
NIS 2007 firewall: activated
Ask me what to do(checked)
Automatically customize Internet access settings for common programs(unchecked)

2Wire Modem(AT&T, SBC DSL)
Maximum protection- diallow unsolicited inbound traffic.(checked).
Outbound (below are checked)
HTTP
HTTPS
FTP
Telenet
SMTP
DNS
Net BIOS
POP3
IMAP
NNTP
IRC
H323
All other protocols
Inbound(checked)
Remote management
not checked is Net BIOS

I hope this helps....thanks.
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:01 PM

you can run 2 tests from the Comodo site

http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/onl...&country=US

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Edited by boopme, 27 February 2007 - 09:02 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:08 PM

Thanks boopme. I'll take a look. Been doing fine....how about you? BTW, I got an XBOX 360.

I just ran the test. I guess it worked. Windows Protection said some program was trying to access and did not allow. Nothing happened, nothing popped up. I'm not really for sure if it worked.

Edited by socom 004, 27 February 2007 - 09:19 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:25 PM

OK, I ran GRC Leak Test and it passed 2 out of 2 times. I found out what I was doing wrong. I didn't have to change any settings. Sorry for the bother but I appreciate the replies. Thanks....socom.
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:38 PM

Great.... you're welcome

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