I sorry to bother again you with the leak test but after repeating the test a few more times I have more questions.
The scenario is: I type a text string into the test and press next
, then I get the popup together with the viewing results box.
At this point if there are 3 possibilities:
- w/o responding to the popup I paste the results link into a browser window. I get the results page with a passing test result (no text in table).
- w/o responding to the popup I press the open browser button. I get page not found.
- respond to popup with deny then I get a page not found error whether I paste the results link or press open browser. Then I must close all browser windows (and possibly also the pcflank box) in order to resume work.
What am I missing? What is the popup that appears when I press next
in pcflank after typing the test string? Is it the popup for the test which must be denied or the popup for the result which must be allowed? If it is the popup for the test and I don't respond then the result is a pass only because no attempt has yet been made to send the test and therefore the result is meaningless. If I deny the popup which concerns IE, then it is obvious that IE is blocked for everything because the notation of leaktest in the popup is merely informative but the program that is being blocked is IE either with Site Advisor or svchost.exe.
I greatly appreciate your patience and responses.
I will attempt to answer your questions based on my understanding (hopefullly I am right
). Alright, the PCFlankTest working is as such. First, you launch the PCFlankTest, it instructs you to open a browser by clicking the 'Open Browser'
button. Up to this point, the test has not been conducted yet. I will usually open the browser manually to avoid false positives.
Next, it gives you the option to insert a text string. After inserting the text, you press 'Next'
. Okay, this is where the real test is. Taking your first option where you do not respond to the pop-up and you paste the results into a browser window, of course there will be no results. Not responding is equivalent to pressing the 'Deny'
button. Until you click the 'Allow'
button, everything is put on hold (or denied). The appropriate response to the pop-up is 'Deny'
because the PCFlankTest is performing the leak test.
If you do not respond, the results are NOT meaningless. It simply means that the data is not leaked or permitted to be transmitted to the Internet by the firewall. On clicking the 'Next'
button of the PCFlankTest, the test is already executed. The pop-up that follows is actually that of the CPF's.
Okay, proceeding with the test, there is an option that says 'View Results'
. Clicking that will cause CPF to generate another pop-up. This is the pop-up by PCFlankTest that should be allowed. This is merely a command from the PCFlankTest that instructs the browser to the results page.
I hope my explanation will satisfy your thrist for knowledge. Yet again, I would appreciate if someone who is more knowledgable to come along and correct whatever mistakes that exists in my explanation.