Blocking All Unused Ports

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by Larillien, Jul 26, 2008.

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  1. Larillien

    Larillien Registered Member

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    Quick question for anyone with the answer. I'm currently testing the trial of ESET Smart Security, and am liking it quite a bit, but something comes to mind, it's about the built in firewall. It seems I couldn't find the setting where the firewall will automatically block all ports and programs that haven't been authorized or that are still pending. Is this feature automatic or not supported?
     
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  2. KarlBeer

    KarlBeer Registered Member

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    Request #2.

    I miss Sygate.=(
     
  3. Larillien

    Larillien Registered Member

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    Sorry? Didn't quite understand that one.
     
  4. KarlBeer

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  5. Marcos

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    Try switching to policy-based (admin) mode and enabling the following rules while disabling all the others (as necessary):
    1, block all unknown inbound traffic
    2, block all unknown outbound traffic

    This will make the firewall deny any communication for which a rule has not been created.

    If you want to allow a specific program to go to the Internet, simply create a new rule for it, it will take precedence over the 2 general blocking rules.
     
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