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    brianleach Guest

    Default Failure of GRC Leak Yest

    I am using the free version 7.0.483.000 on one computer and it successful repels the leak test access.

    On my other computer however I am using Security Suite version 7.0.483.000 and this allows the test to penetrate every time. Even if I remove the program from the list as soon as the leak test is executed it is immediately granted permission to access the computer and I am therfore concerned about the effectiveness of the firewall.

    Can someone please tell me if there is a setting or settings I can amend to make the firewall effective.

    Thanks

    Brian Leach.

    Operating System:Windows XP Pro
    Software Version:7.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

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    Default Re: Failure of GRC Leak Yest

    Hi!
    to test the GRC leak test you need to move the slider of program control to MAX and not AUTOLEARN.
    GRC software is not malicious (just a test) and AUTOLEARN feauture will grant access.

    May be a reading of the manual could help to understand better the different features of ZA.
    http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/me...ser_manual.pdf

    Cheers,
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    Message Edited by fax on 10-20-2008 03:40 PM

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    Default Re: Failure of GRC Leak Yest

    Thanks for that. I had already tried this and it didn't seem to work but now it does.

    Thanks again.

    Brian

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    Default Re: Failure of GRC Leak Yest

    You're welcome!

    Note that those test are pretty meaningless.
    Your firewall should be able to block leaks from real malware and not simple tests.
    There are many firewall that for marketing reasons block all leak tests but then are leaking if confronted by real malware.

    Cheers,
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    I take your point but if a leak test is not sufficient to test the defences what else do you suggest as it would be nice to know that the firewall is effective rather than just assuming it is.

    Brian

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    Default Re: Failure of GRC Leak Yest

    Hi!
    well, the only way is to use it for real.... and judge yourself.
    Most firewalls on the market are solid, its more a matter of features, functions and GUI and how you feel with them.

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    stealthylady Guest

    Default Re: Failure of GRC Leak Yest

    you can also go to pcflank.com and perform tests.

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    brianleach Guest

    Default Re: Failure of GRC Leak Yest

    Thanks. I've never heard of that one. I'll give it a go.

    Brian

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    Default Re: Failure of GRC Leak Yest

    Hi!
    That leak will never be passed by ZA...
    They refuse to block it since it was developed originally to sponsor a competing product

    Leaks are just tests... you need to test your firewall by using it.
    Its faster if you can simply review what others have already done:

    http://www.matousec.com/projects/firewall-challenge/

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    Default Re: Failure of GRC Leak Yest

    I understand your point but I am a little reluctant just to assume that the firewall is working until I find out for real that it isn't by which time it is probably too late. This is why I have periodically used a leak test just to be a little more confident that it is actually working and until this last time zone alarm has always passed the grc leak test which is why I became concerned.

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