Question about GMER & Samurai HIPS

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Rasheed187, Aug 19, 2007.

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  1. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have noticed that GMER has a feature named "Allow default IE connections only", what exactly is the purpose of this? And Samurai has a featured named "Block unsolicited inbound Internet traffic", what will this exactly do? Doesn´t a firewall perform the same function? More info:

     
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    Where are the firewall/network experts? Anyone? :blink:
     
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    I've never used GMER, but go to IE/Tools/Internet Options/Connections, presumably it only permits the default connection here to foil malware which might set up some other direct connection.

    As for the second part, I dunno except default is to have the setting disabled, however if you enable it you can customise the filtering in some way; apparently some malware does that, but I don't know to what end?

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/regentry/33568.mspx?mfr=true

    http://www.windowsitlibrary.com/Content/329/04/3.html

    I don't understand the ramifications to give a simple answer, maybe someone else can?
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, so you think the setting in GMER protects against dialers? Never really thought of that, I will check it out. And I still wonder what the setting in Samurai is all about, I mean will it make an inbound firewall obsolete, without causing any problems? Perhaps a stupid question, but I´m not an expert when it comes to firewalls. :)

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/813878
     
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