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Old Jan 19, 2002, 09:52 AM
dan b dan b is offline
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can somebody please help me. i have black ice firewall i nstalled along with norton's anti virus running windows 98se. even with running the latest update of black ice i keep getting probed by bt internet, even though i have blocked them forever i still keep getting a probe from them. i have tryed closing all open ports, but it seems bt have found same that are still open.
Old Jan 19, 2002, 01:31 PM
kasimir the great kasimir the great is offline
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Don't worry, black ice defender is doing it's job - the world and his mother can probe you if they can detect your ip address, black ice is doing the right thing in letting you know that you're being probed - but the main thing is it's not making any response to the probe - so as far as bt are concerned you don't exist at that address and no ports are available. If you're worried about black ice's capability go to this address;


if it shows you have any open or vunerable ports, then I suggest you use Zone Alarm, which free and very good, or Norton Personal FireWall which isn't free and is also very good.

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Old Jan 19, 2002, 06:27 PM
Demo Demo is offline
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Of course if you want to know why you should be worried about Blackice then you should go to another page at GRC ********
Old Jan 20, 2002, 07:59 AM
Lazza Lazza is offline
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[i]Originally posted by Demo [/i]
[B]Of course if you want to know why you should be worried about Blackice then you should go to another page at GRC ******** [/B]

Yeah Demo, I stopped using BlackIce after reading that report at GRC on it.

Agree with you 100% about Zone Alarm, sadly a lot of people think that because it's free it can't be any good. When in reality it's the best IMHO.
Old Jan 20, 2002, 10:14 AM
NotAHacker NotAHacker is offline
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I agree. I would say ZoneAlarm is the best!!! But for some real testing of your system I would try

[URL=***********]DSL Report Shield probe. At best Shields Up test will give you about 14 hits on za but dsl will give 500 hits and you can do one by e-mail which I haven't tried yet. Best part it's free.

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