sygate security test

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by pops, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. pops

    pops Guest

    Hi all,
    I have sygate personal firewall installed,and after going to thier site and doing a test to see if my computer was protected the result read that all ports were blocked exept for port 80 (web) which is only closed.Is this anything to worry about and if so how do I block it.I have looked on sygates site but the answer is not there.
    Thanks in advance for any help
     
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    do you have IIS running or installed on your comp? also what type of connection do you use? dialup? DSL? Cable? alot of DSL providers and almost all cable block port 80 outgoing anyway, and if your on dialup you wouldn't have to worry.
     
  3. pops

    pops Guest

    I have a dsl connection.However I'm not sure about IIS,what is it and where would I find it???
     
  4. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    it's Internet Information Services. it's the webserver in XP unless you choose to install it, it isn't installed so you probably don't have anything to worry about. The reason port 80 came back as closed and not blocked is probably because your ISP is already blocking it.
     
  5. pops

    pops Guest

    Ok.Thanks for your help Qumahlin.