Well I asked this question as you might understand from what I wrote below.
I have Norton Personal firewall which I used with XP security but also with zone alarm pro.
I added zone alarm as when I do scans at www.grc.com I always end up with a specific port always open which means I fail the test with only norton enabled.
The port is stealthed like all the major ports when I always use XP firewall and or zone alarm pro enabled either 1 in combination with norton.
The port is 1025. I tried to add it to ports to monitor in norton but I still get a failed report. I also disabled dcom which was recommended and yet not thrills.
Thats why I asked this question.
Thanks for your help i will stick to Norton and XP firewall as this seems to be the best combination and one is built in.
You need to look locally at whats holding 1025 open. 1025 is used by the messenger service under XP. NIS should be blocking this for you. If its not that use Active Ports to view that process is holding the port open and create a system wide rule in NIS to block it. Also read the strange results section on GRCs site that may explain some other possibilities.
I am running NetDefense firewall that is a part of SystemSuite.
There have been a few times that I noticed my firewall wasn't
running.I did not shut it down.Why would this happen?
Also twice I have had book marked sites disappear.BTW thanks
for sending the information email from this site.Had lost the b/m
thus the reason I had not found my way back till now.