Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Avie, Aug 16, 2008.
Failed Shields UP with AVG 8 w FW.
How do I manually close the 6 listed open ports?
Disconnect from the internet.
otherwise look at some other firewalls I believe AVG FW is very very basic lacking config options tho I could be wrong
I have just scanned AVG8 firewall but not seeing any open ports,... please post the port numbers that are showing as open.
There have been further changes with the firewall, here is a screen shot of the default advanced rules for Firefox:-
If I remember correctly, AVG FW blocks all ports except 80. So I am surprised how 6 ports seem to be open ....
Just to beat my curiosity, can you please disable AVG FW and then do a Shields UP test ?? Just to make sure, these open ports are on your system and not on any router/NAT in between.
Thanks again ...
Asking a user to disable their firewall when it is unknown if an external firewall is in place is not a good idea.
Simply checking the firewall logs will show if the scans are hitting the firewall.
I thought disabling firewall for a few moments will cause no harm.
But you are right, the logs would be a secure method to evaluate if there is a network device in between without compromise on the user-end.
I guess you are running some server programs ....... They are listening to the ports
Or you might have virtual server or some other port forwarding in your router....
I once have my port 80 open for years without even host a single game....
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