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Offline rdsu

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About Network Shield
« on: November 21, 2004, 05:18:20 PM »
Hi,

Sorry if something like this was been already posted here...

I use the Outpost Firewall Pro, and test it on the Security Scan - Sygate Online Services (sos), and passed in all the tests.

The problem is that the Network Shield started to block some "DCOM Exploit attack", and I want to know if this is because my firewall does not making a good work, or can I have some program that have permission and open some port...?

The Network Shield doesn't show nothing if I put the start config of the firewall...

I run the tests again after the warnings and everything is fine with the firewall...

If someone can help me on this...

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Re:About Network Shield
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2004, 05:24:53 PM »
A firewall should function like a doorman. He decide who comes in or not. Only if the doorman let's you through you will get to the ticket box (av). But Windows is loading applications "at randomly" while booting, so it can happen that the firewall is not able to put itself in front of everything else. This is not the firewalls, nor the av's fault.

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Re:About Network Shield
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2004, 05:34:07 PM »
The Outpost have boot protection.

Another thing: the Outpost have the option to import/export configurations, and if I import the configuration that comes when we install the firewall, the Network Shield stops to show this "DCOM Exploit attack" warning, so I think that we can conclude that could be a program that I gave permissions...

This also could be a bug in Network Shield...

It's possible, in the future, that Network Shield say what program give access to the Network Shield blocks that attack?
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Re:About Network Shield
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2004, 05:39:00 PM »
This problem already happened 2 times to me after I having installed the Firewall. In the beginning it is all good, but passed some days or weeks, this warnings appears...
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Re:About Network Shield
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2004, 06:14:08 PM »
It's possible, in the future, that Network Shield say what program give access to the Network Shield blocks that attack?

Vkl or igor, this could be possible?

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Re:About Network Shield
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2004, 08:09:51 AM »
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The Outpost have boot protection.
Has nothing to do with the DCOM attacks.

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and if I import the configuration that comes when we install the firewall, the Network Shield stops to show this "DCOM Exploit attack"
So the firewall puts itself in front of Avast (as I have explained)

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I think that we can conclude that could be a program that I gave permissions...
Wrong conclusion. DCOM attacks have nothing to do with applications YOU install, they come from other systems. And you don't have any influence on what others install, how they protect their systems etc.

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It's possible, in the future, that Network Shield say what program give access to the Network Shield blocks that attack?
No. It is a infected system that attacks your system, not a application you have installed nor a application anybody else has installed.

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Re:About Network Shield
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2004, 09:31:14 PM »
Thanks for your information Eddy  ;)
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Re:About Network Shield
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2004, 09:37:06 PM »
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Thanks for your information Eddy

I wish I would get a Euro everytime someone is saying that :D

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Re:About Network Shield
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2004, 09:47:59 PM »
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Thanks for your information Eddy

I wish I would get a Euro everytime someone is saying that :D

 ;D It would be nice!

Vkl and igor should look at you and offer the job...  ;)
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Re:About Network Shield
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2004, 09:55:15 PM »
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Vkl and igor should look at you and offer the job
Oh please no. Don't let them offer me a job. That would mean I actually should do some work ;D ;D ;D

Sorry, I just couldn't resist this reply ;D
« Last Edit: November 23, 2004, 09:56:09 PM by Eddy »

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Re:About Network Shield
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2004, 10:02:31 PM »
So, let stay this as a hobby  ;)
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