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Firewall Attacks ??????

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Stav, Oct 15, 2003.

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  1. Stav

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    I have recently installed McAfee VirusScan V7 And McAfee Firewall V4, I like the software as is eay to use and allows acsses to the internet only programs that i allow, However The firewall software detects and stops attacks. But what can i do about these attacks i have a mixed range from Port scanning,Ping Flood and a lot of sys flood. which as far as i can tell are comming from the same address. What can i do if anything - I understand that these may be virusses attacking my system but if they are potential hackers can i not do anything - as if my system (firewall) fails then the computer would be open to anything.
    Advice me if you can.
     
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    Thats just the firewall doing its job.....Most of the "attacks" will be pings from sites that dont know your not still connected.

    run a firewall test here :https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 if you pass the test then your firewall is up to the job.

    ;)
     
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    Thank you for the web site on Testting firewall protection, My Software was stealth on everything - but not on the simple Ping command, I know the software i have can stop Ping flood & Ping of Death Commands, but there was so much on the site i could find any thing on the Ping Command and how it can be stoped could you help me here, or can this be left unchecked with no security risk 2 my machine ?
    Oh And thanks again.
    Stav
     
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