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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by lee_1133, Sep 23, 2003.

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  1. lee_1133

    lee_1133 Thread Starter

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    hi i just tested my security using shields up and got a completely clean bill of health apart from 1 thing.... can someone tell me if i can do anything more rectify the message below?

    Unsolicited Packets: RECEIVED (FAILED) — Your system's personal security countermeasures unwisely attempted to probe us
    in response to our probes. While some users believe that "tracking down" the source of Internet probes is useful,
    experience indicates that there is little to gain and potentially much to lose. The wisest course of action is to
    simulate nonexistence — which your system has failed to do. Your counter-probes immediately reveal your system's presence
    and location on the Internet.

    apart from this i was completely invisable with one test even saying it could not find port 135 at all which was quote "unbelievably secure" or something of that nature

    is that normal?

    i have blackICE / ad-watch / pop up stopper & windows XP's own firewall on
     
  2. NiteHawk

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    I dropped BlackIce in favor of Zone Alarm Pro about three years ago, however I think in the configuration settings you can turn off the reverse probe option. As pointed out, it's wise to do so.
     
  3. BillC

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    I've not used Blace Ice, but wonder if you have granted "server" rights to any programs? That would be the first place I'd look.

    What I think may have occured is one or more of your programs are "listening" and then "answered the call" sort of speak. I've not grant server rights to any program in my ZAP.
     
  4. NiteHawk

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    I go half a step farther. EVERYTHING has to ask for either server rights or access rights before it can access the internet.
    Can it be a pain in the arse? Yep, sometimes it can be, but you get used to it.
    Is it secure? You bet!! (y) (y)
     
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