Author Topic: Avast resident 110 and 25 port stay open !!!  (Read 11040 times)

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Offline Louna

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Avast resident 110 and 25 port stay open !!!
« on: February 02, 2003, 09:51:42 PM »
Hi,

I check with local scanner port (lps), I have see with Avast 4.0 the port 110 and 25 remain open and without ports are closed, it's same vulnerability than NAV 2002...

It's possible to close it , please thank you.

Offline fmaxwell

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Re:Avast resident 110 and 25 port stay open !!!
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2003, 11:19:49 PM »
I'll second that concern!!!  With port 25 open, it is possible for a spammer to send mail through your Internet connection, making it appear to have come from your machine.

You definitely want you machine behind a firewall until Alwil closes those ports to external machines.

Offline vojtech

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Re:Avast resident 110 and 25 port stay open !!!
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2003, 03:11:39 PM »
Hello,
avast4 opens these ports, but only at the local address, invisible from the outside (by default). Are you sure you have these ports open to the outside ? Which Windows do you have ? And what port scanner did you use?