Longtime user of Zone Alarm products ---I've been working on this particular Firewall issue for several days now -- and seek help in resolution as it appears I've still a problem.
Plead guilty for years of NOT backingup -- so was changing pace and purchased backup drive and started install.
Recently installed Western Digital Elitie III backupdrive -- and not realizing all the software installed with that product, discovered several elements which open ports as an exception within Windows Defender Firewall (WDF). Since I always use ZA firewall and WDF service turned off by ZASS -- and I do it through manual services within Windows OS system -- didn't worry. However, found out reviewing security log that Windows Firewall was allowing ports 1700-1709 to be enabled!!
(a) Checked ZASS firewall and sought out programs associated with WD backup, blocked all and put a "Kill" on the program. (b) Went into Add/Delete programs and deleted several identified as associated with WD backup software. (c) went into registry and used keyword search and deleted strings out there. (d) started manually Windows Defender Firewall, went into exceptions and found ports 1700-1709 open, enabled and identifying with WD Memio backup software -- deleted all out --- (e) cleared out security log in WIN XP OS -- went to bed. Logged on this morning, and they are back!
Question: What else am I missing on getting rid of this junk? Am I protected with ZASS ??? Is there something else in ZASS that I'm missing?? I found info on ZASS expert rules, but never applied before. Reading up on them now.
Apologize for such a long thread -- but perhaps others should also be aware of my lesson learned about product software installs. One of these programs can actually put your harddrive on the Internet -- NOW that's scarey -- and why I've been trying to rid myself of this problem. I'm considering entire reinstall of system --- not sleeping well with this issue
Thanks to any and all who have some thoughts on resolving this --- please!
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