KERIO Is it posible to stealth OS and browser

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by zorrozorrito, Mar 29, 2004.

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  1. zorrozorrito

    zorrozorrito Guest

    Hi, I am using KERIO firewall 4, and I went to www.scan.sygate.com to prove me firewall, every thing was stealth, except my OS (xp) and my firewall (IE 6). So I want to know if it is possible to stealth them too.
    Another question is that it detected lookback , can you explain this please? I use dialup connection and an internet tweaker:TWEAKDUN, to accelerate muy downloading.
    Thanks for your answers.
     
  2. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    Hi zorrozorrito

    Your browser providing this information to visited web sites is normal and not the same as blocking/stealthing ports with your firewall. From a privacy perspective some user like to block this information, but it can affect functionality when browsing some sites. Some firewalls, including Kerio v4 (paid version), have web content filtering options which allow the user to block some or all of this information. Not having used the latest version of Kerio, I am not familiar with it's web content filtering.

    The online scan detected loopback?

    Loopback or localhost communication is something that occurs on your system, basically your system talking to itself. This is also normal and generally nothing to be concerned about.

    People who use third party proxies (ie. Proxomitron) for filtering web content need to be aware of localhost traffic as appliations configured to access the Internet via the proxy may not be seen as doing so by some firewalls.

    Regards,

    CrazyM
     
  3. zorrozorrito

    zorrozorrito Guest

    Thanks, so that it is normal that using a tweak program for internet do this !
     
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