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PattyB
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:33 pm    Post subject: What does this mean re firewall Reply with quote

What does this mean? I see this under my firewall info

active network applications 9

active network connections 1

open ports 27

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What firewall software are you using? Knowing this would allow us to provide the best answer.

Presented with just that this is how I would interpret it.
"Active network applications" - I would assume means these are programs running that the firewall has had to let access the network from time to time.

"Active network connections" - I would take this to mean at this moment this is the number of established connections. What protocols this applies to would depend on the firewall and if it keeps track of connection state. If it is a very simple firewall then it would only apply to TCP connections.

"Open ports" - The number of ports that are in a listening state.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kaspersky suite 6

I just didn't know if it was bad or good or indifferent.

I also had a pop up about a worm. I thought it meant I had a worm.
It happened several times within a short period.

Then I realized it said a worm was attempting to get into the system.
(that's not exactly how it was worded) So I am guessing Kaspersky did it's job and blocked an invasion.

I disabled the anti spam feature temp. It says I had 50+ spam blocked out of 80+ emails. I don't get a lot of spam. I'm going to test it for a few days and see what happens. I figure I can always turn it back on.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PattyB wrote:
kaspersky suite 6

I also had a pop up about a worm. I thought it meant I had a worm.


Then I realized it said a worm was attempting to get into the system.
(that's not exactly how it was worded) So I am guessing Kaspersky did it's job and blocked an invasion.



Patty, I don't run Kaspersky but I suspect what the prompt meant was that Kaspersky blocked SOMETHING from probing the particular port that a particular worm enters your system through.

Norton Internet Security used to have a prompt that basically said it blocked an intrusion by a certain backdoor trojan.
If you clicked on the "more details" button it would tell you that it blocked a probe on port such and such COMMONLY used by said trojan.

I suspect that's also what's happening in your case, it's not necessarily a worm, just probe on the specific port used by said worm.

I always suspected it was a good marketing tactic to give a user those prompts......
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