Outpost Pro online test worry

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  1. joffy

    joffy Registered Member

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    Just installed the Outpost Pro 2009 trial and tried the test your pc online option which opened the PC Flank site.
    The test results came up as...

    Warning!
    The test found visible ports on your system: 12345.
    The following Trojans use these ports: NetBus
    Although these ports are visible, they are not open, so your system is not infected. However, having visible ports on your system means your computer can be "seen" over the Internet. This makes it very easy for skillful intruders to explore your system.

    Recommendation:
    Install personal firewall software and use an anti-Trojan program.

    Browser privacy check

    The test checked if your web browser reveals any private information while you visit Web sites. Usually such information is: the last site visited, your locale and who your Internet Service Provider is.
    Danger!

    Danger!
    While visiting web sites your browser reveals private information about you and your computer. It sends information about previous sites you have visited. It may also save special cookies on your hard drive that have the purpose of directing advertising or finding out your habits while web surfing.

    I've set Outpost to block most and also have Prevx and Avira Premium installed.

    So how come I'm failing this test?
     
  2. firzen771

    firzen771 Registered Member

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    do u have run in stealth mode checked? i ran the test and passed everything with green using Outpost Firewall Pro 2009
     
  3. joffy

    joffy Registered Member

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    Yeah stealth mode on.
     
  4. s23

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    Maybe is the avira web guard.... it use a proxy to filter the web traffic like kaspersky?
     
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    that sounds like a possibility, webguards are famous to conflict in situations like this.
     
  6. rocky6

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    Not sure about the visble port, but the browser privacy check goto settings-webcontrol-cusomize and change cookies and referrers to block and you should pass that test.
     
  7. s23

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    rocky6 is right. This should do the trick. block hidden frames and scripting activeX is a good thing to do too.
     
  8. joffy

    joffy Registered Member

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    It says Webcontrol is turned off to provide compatibility with third party software.
     
  9. Badcompany

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    I had the same problem, I just switch the web-control to max and it passes all tests at PC Flank.
    Badcompany
     
  10. joffy

    joffy Registered Member

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    I guess my web control is disabled due to Avira?
     
  11. Badcompany

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    I also use Avira nothing is blocked by Outpost pro.If you install Outpost pro first, switch to leaning mode and them install Avira everything should be good.
    Badcompany.
     
  12. joffy

    joffy Registered Member

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    Thanks, all sorted now, test passes except for... "The test found visible ports on your system: 12345.
    The following Trojans use these ports: NetBus".
     
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