Problem with Sunbelt Personal Firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by prozabor, Nov 11, 2007.

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  1. prozabor

    prozabor Registered Member

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    I have reinstall Windows XP. I decided to install Sunbelt Personal Firewall. But I have empty log now. Computer was online few hours. Is it normal or my SPF is not protecting me? All security settings are good. Maybe I am too worried:)
     
  2. timcan

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    Hi, in the app rules window I believe you have to enable logging to each application that want logged.
     
  3. Kerodo

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    You should be seeing something in the logs, especially after a few hours. Silly question perhaps, but do you have a router? If so, that would render the logs pretty much empty as far as inbound goes....
     
  4. prozabor

    prozabor Registered Member

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    I checked "Enable advanced logging (to unopened ports)" and I have only blocked traffic on unopen ports. Maybe because I closed few system services (ports).

    I think now it is good.

    Take a look at sreenshoot.
     

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  5. Kerodo

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    Yes, you are quite right, I had forgotten about the option for logging to unopened ports. That will do it. Now you will see any inbound hitting you in the logs. :)
     
  6. Steven Avery

    Steven Avery Registered Member

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    Hi Folks,

    Excellent forums, newbie poster here, long-time reader.

    I am on Kerio 4.3 with 4.5 free being upgraded on next boot.
    (Also considering the $9.95 purchase special which I just discovered !)

    And I have tried to activate all logging.

    Yet on Overview/Statistics ..
    The numbers are all 0, even though I have never done a reset.

    And where is
    "Enable advanced logging (to unopened ports)"
    that is mentioned above ? Perhaps the newer version.

    Also I recently got an outgoing alert that I wanted to understand, the IP number was 67.15.196.39, Everyone's Internet in Houston. (Which firewalls combine WhoIs with their alerts ? It would be very helpful.) Possibly this site relates to Avast. However I wanted to go back and see what was the process (my concern was that it looked like a randomized name and I didn't write it down and save the name) and the port, if it tells me. I can't find a log for this anywhere.

    Oh, is the main Sunbelt-Kerio-dedicated webforum the one at Castlecops ?

    I sort of like the program, it has run well for a long time, have a router as well, and agree that usability and sensibility are important features in a firewall. (I have also used Zone Alarm and now have Online Armor on a second puter.)

    While researching for this post I stumbled into their Application controls, implemented them and have gotten some very good proper messages (eg Windows Auto Update and Avast update). I find that Kerio and Ghost (AppDefend and RegDefend) and Avast! seem to work fine with one another.

    Any help appreciated :) .

    Shalom,
    Steven Avery
    Queens, NY
     
  7. prozabor

    prozabor Registered Member

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    This is in Network Security---> Advanced.

    Do you have blocked traffic to open ports? I have only for unopened.
     
  8. Steven Avery

    Steven Avery Registered Member

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    Hi Prozabor,

    Ok, thanks for the advanced logging. (Which is in an unusual spot, not with the other logging.) That is one question answered. I'll keep my eyes on the strange statistics.

    I think I need also to know which setting is this "block traffic" "open ports" one, too.

    Shalom,
    Steven
     
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