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Running computer in DMZ mode


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googlymoogly

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Hi all I reached a limit of 20 rules on my crappy actiontec modem for port forwarding so I decided to be careless and go on the DMZ with my computer. I have zone alarm set to HIGH for internet zone, GRC.com gave me a pass for security with the firewall on.

Which brings me to my question... I came back from downloading overnight, and tried to click firefox and it said something about insertion point not found. Then I tried to shut down and it seemed sluggish as well and eventually I had to hit the physical restart button.

So my question, yes. Is my computer compromised by being on the DMZ even if I have my zonealarm firewall set to high?

EDIT: Note that no new processes are running in taskmon, but I was still wondering if it's possible to be tampered with.

Edited by googlymoogly, 17 July 2007 - 01:13 PM.

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BUMP AND UPDATE:

After again leaving computer on all night, I came back to see that the zone alarm icon in systray has an x thru it and says true vector service is shut down. I don't get it.>...
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