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Asterias

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avast e-mail scanner service
« on: November 15, 2003, 12:23:36 PM »
Hi there all,

just chen=cking the security of my firewall (sygate 4.2) and found t at if the e-mail scanner is allowed to access the internet it leaves ports  80 110 and 25 closed rather than stealthed if this service is not allowed to access the internet.  Hope this makes sence.  Does it need to access the internet? or can I block its access?

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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2003, 06:03:11 PM »
BlackICE 3.6.cbx Is my firewall and lets the scanner access the internet and the ports are still stealth :)
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Re:avast e-mail scanner service
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2003, 03:12:43 AM »
Hi there all,

just chen=cking the security of my firewall (sygate 4.2) and found t at if the e-mail scanner is allowed to access the internet it leaves ports  80 110 and 25 closed rather than stealthed if this service is not allowed to access the internet.  Hope this makes sence.  Does it need to access the internet? or can I block its access?

Best regards

Asterias


Asterias, I do not use Sygate but I suppose that if the Mail scanner (formely ashMailSv.exe) do not have access to the Internet, you will not receive your email...  :-\

The stealth status shows that the Firewall does not allow incoming access from the Internet and not access to the Internet.

In few words, as far I can see, your system is ok.  ;D
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Re:avast e-mail scanner service
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2003, 09:31:03 PM »
I use Sygate pro and don't have that problem with those ports.  check with the Sygate forums for more information.

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Re:avast e-mail scanner service
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2003, 02:33:30 AM »
Asterias and Culpeper, troubles with firewalls are posted here:
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2003, 09:57:09 PM »
hi there I have managed to stealth these ports byputting then on the trusted port list within the advanced port section of  sygate 4.2,  thanks for all the help

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Re:avast e-mail scanner service
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2003, 10:13:41 PM »
version 4.2 is very old try updating it
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2003, 06:59:32 PM »
but it still gives stealth protection,  what would be the benefit of undating?

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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2003, 10:24:11 PM »
I dont know what they include in the new version i think protection from new worms
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Re:avast e-mail scanner service
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2003, 12:23:33 AM »
Are the new updated sygate reference files compatible with version 4?  Check the sygate forums for advice on whether it is a good idea to upgrade.  They are very receptive there.  Not that we are not receptive.  We are.  It's just a Sygate related question.

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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2003, 01:30:08 AM »
no the signature files are only working in the 5.x versions
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