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Hi Karthic

Did you do a full scan on GRC ? this is my scan result

--Results from scan of ports: 0-1055

    0 Ports Open

    0 Ports Closed

1056 Ports Stealth

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1056 Ports Tested

ALL PORTS tested were found to be: STEALTH.

TruStealth: PASSED - ALL tested ports were STEALTH,

                   - NO unsolicited packets were received,

                   - NO Ping reply (ICMP Echo) was received.

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I am using Sygate free ver. 5.5.2525 ,

have you tried Sygate free scan @

http://scan.sygatetech.com/   

Norton came off easy ?  :haha: that is the first case I have come across.!!!

the easiest way to be free of Norton is to reformat  :angry2:

as rayray909  said check your reg. norton fragments all over the place, beware of just deleting the bits,  Oops reformat  time again

Hi Cholla re. you probs with Sygate firewall update failure, I had the same prob going up from ver.5.5 to 5.6 , there was a lot on the forums at the time , Sygate just appeared to ignore this  :evil:,  ver. 5.5 became in great demand, but not from Sygate site,

     

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Hmm well I do have Norton Internet Secuirty 2005 and its been fine for the 3 months Ive been using it.  I downloaded Outpost just because i thought Norton wasnt doing good (in regards to that port test).  It didnt make a difference.  I think im going to uninstall Outpost since its very annoying setting rules for every program and then it takes up my memory.  Or should I just leave it for the extra layer of security?

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Decade ;I would only use one firewall.Outpost will drive you a little crazy for the first couple of days but once you have allowed what you mostly use it settles down.If you like the Norton better or it uses less resources then use it.I would check with Dway & see what they say about their security & If they think you need a firewall.Then depending on how much you trust what they tell you .You could try running without a firewall.php might have more information you could PM him .With a good anti-virus & spyware you could probably get rid of anything that got in except a direct hacker.Unless you think someone wants your information that bad  probably no one is trying to directly hack your PC.

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The only reliable firewall is a NAT.

But as for a software firewall, I am currently using EZ Armor, based on the same True Vector engine as is Zone Alarm.  It seems to check out pretty well:

Results from scan of ports: 0-1055

    0 Ports Open

    0 Ports Closed

1056 Ports Stealth

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1056 Ports Tested

ALL PORTS tested were found to be: STEALTH.

TruStealth: PASSED - ALL tested ports were STEALTH,

                  - NO unsolicited packets were received,

                  - NO Ping reply (ICMP Echo) was received.

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Hi guys

I am probably in the wrong thread, please move if  you wish,

I am a puter newbie, self taught, also new to forums,

running Xp. with ASR back up made monthly,

maybe I am just one step up from a average home puter user,

for online security I use , AVG antivirus, sygate firewall, Adaware, spyware blaster, and I do monthly scans with A2 online, Trend,

and check with GRC. I connect with a usb modem,

I joined Testmy.net , because I wish to learn more,

I have only had to use ASR backup once , due to a floating banner ,

I am running sp2 with updates since then,

so is there any more I can do, and is my set up OK 

Roco. UK   

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Hi guys

I am probably in the wrong thread, please move if  you wish,

I am a puter newbie, self taught, also new to forums,

running Xp. with ASR back up made monthly,

maybe I am just one step up from a average home puter user,

for online security I use , AVG antivirus, sygate firewall, Adaware, spyware blaster, and I do monthly scans with A2 online, Trend,

and check with GRC. I connect with a usb modem,

I joined Testmy.net , because I wish to learn more,

I have only had to use ASR backup once , due to a floating banner ,

I am running sp2 with updates since then,

so is there any more I can do, and is my set up OK 

Roco. UK   

Thats a no no, look @ this guide and you should be able to boost your speed quite a bit. http://www.testmy.net/forum/t-2097

Other than that, you seem to be protected well. If you're concerned about internet security, try firefox.

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Hi thanks asubaseball727

Yeah I have a lot to learn, I just wanted to see if my on-line security

was OK ,

My speed is low due to my phone line , ( distance from my tel co = Pipex.com )

but I can cope with the poor speed , I am just happy to have broadband

My isp speed is 256k/128 k , and I get within 10% of that across the pond ? (bloody big lake ) to me

thanks for the reply

Roco. UK

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