Ports Visible at PC Flank...

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security v4 Beta Forum' started by Kivstev, Jan 13, 2009.

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  1. Kivstev

    Kivstev Registered Member

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    ... but stealthed at Shields Up using ESS Beta 4.

    I do notice that PC Flank 'recommends' Outpost :p

    So what is the story? Firewall flaw, firewall setting not correct, or 'other'?
     

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  2. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    I'm completely invisible. Are you behind a router and have you got it configured properly?
     
  3. Kivstev

    Kivstev Registered Member

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    I believe so. I thought that if that a personal firewall is configured correctly it should show that the ports are invisible no matter what my router is doing.

    I do not have any of those ports opened on my router.

    Interestingly, I have Outlook 2009 on XP (which I am dual booting with Win7), and it also shows the same ports as visible but not open with PC Flank. All other internet firewall tests I can find show the same ports as 'stealthed' for both Outook and ESS.

    I suspected something may not be right with PC Flank. The confusion comes where (funkydude) says that his results ae stealthed. o_O

    Edit: I meant Outpost not Outlook. :/
     
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  4. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    When you're behind a router it shouldn't matter if your firewall is on or off your ports will always be stealth. (protected by the router) I use ESS as an extra line since it's light. To me it sounds more like a problem with the router. You could probably test disabling your firewall/windows firewall and the results will be the same. If they are all open there is definitely something wrong with the router.

    Anyway on a personal note I have always only trusted grc's shields up.
     
  5. Kivstev

    Kivstev Registered Member

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    Ok I'll try that. Thanks. Considering all other online scans tell me my ports are indeed stealthed, I think I just may ignore the PC Flank results.
     
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