Zone Alarm fails Leak Test

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Albinoni, Sep 22, 2005.

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  1. Albinoni
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    Albinoni Registered Member

    I'm using the latest version of ZA Pro 6 with its latest updates etc. I went onto the GRC site, downloaded a small file called Leak Test which allows penetration to see if whether ZA would connect to the GRC server and to see if there was a leak.

    Well after downloading and trying to software, the Leak went through and it did penetrate and was able to connect to the GRC server.

    Sorry am I missing something here or is this very serious, anybody tried this before with their ZA to see what the result was. I thought ZA was meant to be a top FW and in the latest PC User magazine it did exteremely well, so why did it fail this leak test.

    I also did the Shields Up test from the GRC site and ZA passed all that with flying colours.

    Ooops heres the link:

    www.grc.com/lt/leaktest.htm
  2. fax
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    fax Registered Member

    Tried before and GRC leak test was passed... as well as all firewallleaktester.com tests.

    Is Smartdefence set to AUTO?

    Fax
  3. justanobb
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    Hmm the grc leak test is the first and most basic of all tests.

    For it to fail it means you either accidently let a rule allowing it out or there is something really wrong with the hashing feature for your apps.
  4. Albinoni
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    Albinoni Registered Member

    Yes Smart Defence is set to Auto, does that matter ?
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  6. Brian N
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    Brian N Registered Member

    ZA 6.0.667.000 works just fine with this test.
    It asks me if I wanna let this app connect to the net, I choose No - Done deal.
  7. fax
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    fax Registered Member

    Under certain conditions yes (dll/exe injections) but for this basic test (as said before) it shoudn't matter.

    You should receive a warning: "Firewall Leak Testing Utility is trying to access the internet"

    Fax

    Under program control you should see this item:

    Product name LeakTest, freeware by Steve Gibson
    File name \LEAKTEST[1].EXE
    OSFirewall Ask suspicious, ask dangerous
    Last policy update Not applicable
    Version 1.2
    Last modified date 22-Sep-05 20:53:26
    File size 25 KB
  8. StevieO
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    StevieO Guest

    Hi

    I do Not allow any Program etc automatic right of access through my FW ever ! Every time for example i launch IE ZA always Prompts me for permission. This way i know what is connected to the outside world.

    http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/2140/grclt1a3tr.png

    Also if you don't have something like ProcessGuard or OnlineArmor etc on your PC, you can install a very good App that i use full time that kills dead any unauthorised Apps from even starting up and running. This includes the GRC Leaktest.

    Winsonar is Free.

    http://digilander.libero.it/zancart/winsonar.html


    StevieO
  9. toploader
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    toploader Registered Member

    hi Stevio - Winsonar is top of my list to install - i'm holding off because i believe there is a new version in the pipeline?
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