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I have done a security test on the Symantec website and found that I am at risk of hacker exposure and trojan horse, it tells me in more detail that ports 80, 23, 1025 and ICMP Ping are all open and they shouldn't be, when performing this test in the past everything has resulted in safe, but since the website was updated, it has told me much different, shuld I be worried, I have NIS AND NAV 2003 installed , both updated and the latest XP Home and ie 6 updates, as well as ad aware 6 and spybot, also spyware blaster and there all updated, I thought my computer was at no threat at all, with all these security programs for hackers, viruses etc.
Am I missing something?
As GANDALF says I wouldn't bother too much. IMHO if you're a normal homeuser you have nothing fear.
I have exactly what you have & ran the test this evening after seeing your thread. My PC failed 2 tests. Symantec's advice is "If you already have a personal firewall, make sure it is correctly configured for optimum protection." If you want to see if any ports are open as the test claims go into NIS Options & set the configuration to the Maximum for all, rerun the test & see what it comes up with. I'm going to do the same to see if it makes any difference.
Try click here and get another view I prefer this to the Norton scan.
Rather interestingly I have just completed the same Symantec scan and apparently the hackers are going to get me (my descendants and all Satan's merry imps) through IMG, 80 and 1025.......................I have not run a firewall for two years and only have AVG, no spybot and no spyware blaster and it would appear that I am better protected than someone with firewall et al. I call cobblers on this.
Symantec security tests show 'All Safe' on the same software it may be how you have set it up.
I have Browser and site info Blocked on the Global web content of the 'options'
You could try :- click here for a second opinion
Okay scan of teh computer using Sysgate site from sanpat. may I cut n'paste.......
"We have determined that your IP address is 184.108.40.206
This is the public IP address that is visible to the internet.
Note: this may not be your IP address if you are connecting through a router, proxy or firewall.
Trying to gather information from your web browser...
Operating System = Windows XP
Browser = Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
Trying to find out your computer name...
Computer = GANDALF
Domain = WORKGROUP
Trying to find out what services you are running...
Unable to detect any running services!"
This has got to be the worst and lamest test ever. These utter rubbish 'tests' are just increasing the general paranoia and ill-conceived rubbish that is talked about security. remember, I am not running ANY firewall. I raise this site to cobblers + one.
I have run the same scan with and without the firwall enabled and get identical results.
BUT I must confess that I have a home network and sit behind a router so if the scans are to be believed a software firewall in my situation may just be window dressing. Good job it is a freebie
'so if the scans are to be believed a software firewall in my situation may just be window dressing'....;-))))
Isn't the english language wonderful.
Two 'different' Symantec scans in quick succession came up with differing results!!!
On this Symantec Security Scan I failed on TWO aspects - click here
On this Symantec Security Scan I failed on only ONE aspect - click here
BOTH the above are genuine 'Symantec' sites - check them out for yourselves! At least the latter told me what to do to correct the problem (which seemed a false alarm anyway). The former only gave me a list of problems.
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