ESS and Shieldsup

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by eldraque, Sep 14, 2008.

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  1. eldraque

    eldraque Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I'm giving a try to ESS firewall.
    If I test it with Shieldsup, ESS fails the Truestealth analysis, because:
    "Solicited TCP Packets: RECEIVED (FAILED) — one or more of your system's ports actively responded to our deliberate attempts to establish a connection."
    In another test, many ports are closed, but not stealth.

    Have I to modify some settings, or is it something not to be worried about?
     
  2. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

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    Are you behind a router? If you are and port forwarding is not setup, it is just scanning your router.

    Even if it is your computer, as long as ports are closed, it shouldnt be a problem.
     
  3. eldraque

    eldraque Registered Member

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    thank you huangker,
    I'm behind a router, but I've have disabled the router firewall, before running the test
     
  4. COSMO26

    COSMO26 Registered Member

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    Look at the prior posts (below) as they're somewhat "instructional". This Leak Test topic can promote talking in circles and involve whose definition matters most of "what does Safe really mean?" - or - "I want to break the Malware's jaw with my right fist but ESS uses the left -why?", etc. etc. --

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=201052&highlight=Leak
    --- Another: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=203689&highlight=Leak

    Try Advance Search for GRC leak and you'll get a mouth-full of opinions.
     
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