question about kaspersky firewall.

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  1. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    hi,
    Im currently using KIS 2012 and i visited the GRC website to perform a test and my firewall did not completely stealth rather some ports were closed and some were stealthed.
    Im not very in the know about firewalls so is this set up ok...?
    I have asked this question in the kaspersky forum and ive been told to ignore these tests as they are apparently marketing hype.Is this true..?
    Any help with this please.?
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    what ports were reported open and are you behind router?
     
  3. The Red Moon

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    im not behind a router no.
    none of my ports are actually open.
    when i did the test some ports were green and some were blue.
    If i understand correctly all ports are supposed to be green.
    Apparently kaspersky uses a different philosophy on firewall protection.
    Any opinions on this.?
     
  4. SLE

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    Leaktests are trusted cause they are harmless.

    To test KIS:

    - Disable automode
    - Disable to trust "programs that known good" and "known in KSN" in Application Control
    - Delete the leaktest program from trusted group in application control (if you run ist before)

    Make your leak test and be happy ;)
     
  5. King Grub

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  6. The Red Moon

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    hi.
    sorry i didnt use the leaktest on this site.
    I used the port scans tests.
    would i be right in thinking if my ports are closed im ok..?
    Thanks.
     
  7. King Grub

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    Yes, closed is fine.
     
  8. The Red Moon

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    ok ive been informed of this thank you.
    am i secure with unstealthed ports.?
    I really like kaspersky and i just want to know the firewall is set correctly.
    is there a way to stealth them within kaspersky or not.?
    thanks.
     
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  10. SLE

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    Ports can be "open" or "closed".
    If they reported as "stealth" this is an answer of a FW - so someone knows they are there and can try to bypass. Stealth mode is pure marketing and at least KL has dropped it since 2008 (KIS 2009).
     
  11. TheWindBringeth

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    I'm not very familiar with the behavior of Kaspersky products or their naming conventions. However, common use of the term "stealthed port" would refer to the absence of a response. To, for example, a SYN. Which may have been sent as a quick check to see if there is a machine up on the target IP, which might be one of many designed to put a taxing load on the target machine, which might have been spoofed in an attempt to recruit the target machine for a DOS attack on some other machine. The absence of a response to such things is desirable in many cases. Were that port not "stealthed" but simply closed, the standard behavior would be to send a response to those SYNs (a RST).
     
  12. SbUniT

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    a little overwhelming for me to read the details..
    still trying to fit myself in these days. =)
    :D
     
  13. Dundertaker

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    Saw this thread here around early 2012 about KIS2012 and stealth. Might give you some ideas there.
     
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