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    davidohhell Guest

    Default Ping requsts

    Dear all
    I have recently upgraded to ZA pro. All looks fine and I am slowly trying to stop vista contacting the internet at every keystroke. Huh!
    My problem is that I have tested the firewall at "grc shields up", and the report states that all my ports answered a ping request when probed even though nearly all were closed. I thought that a firewall was supposed to block ping requests as part of its job. It is after all the first point of call for a hacker.

    Is see no obvious way of achieving this.

    Stupid question but I need some advice.
    Thanks
    D

    Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium
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    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro

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    Default Re: Ping requsts

    Hi!most probably your router or modem doing NAT is answering to calls and not ZA.Check your IP (start --> in the search box type cmd --> in the new window type IPCONFIG)Take note of your IPNow check the IP scanned by GRC.Is the same?Cheers,Fax

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    davidohhell Guest

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    Gosh!

    You are so utterly right. They are very different indeed.
    Question is. Do I need to worry about this or do nothing.
    Since I am a complete novice, I am very worried indeed...
    My concern would be that if my router is "transparent" for
    want of a better word, there is not much in the way of
    stealth being used as I surf the internet. Anyone could have
    a good probe at my router and then my pc and maybe find a way in.

    Or perhaps my real IP is being masked and all this is a good thing
    and I have the added bonus of ZA waiting behind the mask for further
    probes.

    Thanks Fax for your help

    D

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    Hi!

    yes, more the latter case then the first.
    ZA is always there as a second layer of protection...

    You are safe...

    Cheers,
    Fax

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    davidohhell Guest

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    Fax
    Thanks for taking the time!
    As a novice, I think that clears it up.
    At the moment I am studying Linux so I can rid myself of the spyware that is currently controlling my PC. Huh!
    Wish me luck and GOOD luck to you
    D

    PS. If you do read this thread again, do you know which dist to use. There are so many. Cheers

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    You're welcome! Cheers,Fax

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