I’m a relative newbie to security issues. I have a Sony vaio laptop with Windows Vista 32 bit and Service Pack 2. Previously, I had a wireless Verizon FIOS connection with Verizon’s Actiontec router. I recently changed the connection to wired. I have Norton 360, so I just installed the firewall part of Comodo. I found a place in my router to not respond to pings, and therefore was able to pass grc.com’s shields up ping test.
(I didn’t change any other router settings like WEP or WPA or anything when going from wireless to wired because Verizon was very unhelpful and just told me that it was “plug and play” when I would insert the cable. In fact they told me it was impossible to turn off the response to ping. But that’s another story I suppose.)
The leak test failed until I installed Comodo and told it not to allow the leak test to go through.
When I go to speedtest.net, they are still able to ping me. Why should they be able to ping me if I had the router block pings, and if I passed the shields up ping test? Am I mixing apples and oranges here? Are they different types of pings?
How can I configure Comodo to block pings?
When I told Comodo to block the leak test, I passed the test. Am I truly now blocking leaks, or is it just that one leak test program that I am blocking?
If I’m not really blocking leaks, how do I configure Comodo to block leaks?
!ot! I’ll try to post this in the appropriate board as well, but if anyone here knows the answer I would appreciate some help on this as well. Every so often, maybe 2 or 3 times a month while I’m online I hear Alicia Keys singing just the words “keep on falling” from her song.
I can’t find where it originates. There is no music video or audio on whatever website I am on at the time.There is no pattern regarding the websites visited when it happens. I have done multiple scans since in addition to Norton 360, I also have Webroot Spysweeper with Antivirus. I even restored the entire C drive and reinstalled Vista, (because my computer was so slow it was almost going backwards) and the song continues to come just like before. I have deleted cookies, deleted history, cleared caches, name it.
Is it a virus? What am I dealing with here? If no one knows here, should I post in the antivirus topic? It isn’t really on topic there either, since I don’t have the antivirus part of Comodo.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give a newbie who is a little uncomfortable with technical stuff like tampering with registries and settings and such.