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mogs Firewall/security
Expert Contributor 25th Apr, 2010 10:57
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Being as we've all got our own security progs; and some have experience of others.....this is both an observation and an inquiry :-
Apart from having installed AVG and Threatfire ( as mentioned before ); I have no other experience of these kinds of progs; but an observation caused me to wonder.
If I install a program, it is given permissions....which ports/free access or limited in some way. If I uninstall the program completely; ridding of left over files etc.,.....
I could think that is an end of the matter ?
I've noticed however that permissions given at the outset need to be withdrawn....else the port is left open ?
In my case there is a specific "configure permissions" panel within the security prog. to facilitate this operation. Perhaps it is done automatically; non personally, with others ?
I just thought it might be worth making aware, as well as my gleaning more knowledge of the subject. Regards.


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Maurice Joyce RE: Firewall/security
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I doubt the ports are open if the programme has been deleted.

Do a port check:

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

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mogs RE: Firewall/security
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Thanks Maurice.
That's what I thought; tho' I've got into the habit of checking "configure permissions " as it scans the firewall for me, and notifies of the programs' permission status as is. I am then able to delete those permissions to progs that are no longer in use.
As I hadn't noticed the same option as being available with other security I'd been in contact with; I thought it might be of some value to share the info, rather than take it for granted.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Firewall/security
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Deleting is a good idea if U know how but it should not impact on security if U forget.

How did U get on with the port tool? That is the real proof of security & how good your firewall is at protecting ports.



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mogs RE: Firewall/security
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First point taken, and thankyou.
With regard to the porting check site; I must be honest; it engendered feelings of reticence at this point in time. As I havn't had even a "hiccough" with my security provision, I don't want to introduce anything else into the setting. I will bookmark it and look at it again if any problems do arise in that way. My thanks again for all your info and consideration.

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