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Does anyone know of some good port blocking software?


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Matt T

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Hi,

I ran Symantec's online security weakness thing and it came back with some port weaknesses. I was just wondering if someone has some good freeware software that can block the ports?

Edited by Matt T, 16 December 2007 - 09:51 PM.

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Facedown98

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I take it you're not behind a router, right? Routers generally do very well with blocking ports. Also, which Norton products are you currently using? Do you have a firewall installed?
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I'm not using a router. I don't run Norton anymore but I did their online scan. I use Zone Alarm's Firewall and AVG Antivirus. :whistling:

Edited by Matt T, 16 December 2007 - 09:51 PM.

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You can read this on closing ports in XP.

http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

In reality all it really does is close the ports in the software firewall. I prefer to run a hardware firewall with my computers. I just use a router even if i have only one computer connected. You can close the port in the router so no packets get to the computer at all. It just discards packets coming in on closed ports.

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Sadly, we cannot always trust a source that wants to sell us something for advice... I want you to run this probe, which will scan all your ports, and give you honest information (not to say Norton is dishonest, I just feel better with more than one opinion). http://scan.sygate.com/pretcpscan.html
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