I have just installed Comodo Firewall after hearing so much about it.
According to scans from “Shields UP” and “PC Flank Tests”
Ports 21,23 & 80 are open the rest are all closed; no ports are stealthed.
I am not sharing a network, it’s just me and my computer, I am not behind a router nor am I on a LAN,
just plain DSL with modem sitting beside me. Windows XP Pro and IE7.
I installed CPF in the default mode (automatic) rebooted;
then ran the “Scan for known applications” rebooted; all this as set forth in the tutorial for correct installation.
Additionally, concerning port 23 (Telnet); the Windows service for this item is disabled.
I have allowed:
AdMuncher (pop-up and ad blocker)
eDexter (a program that acts as a local-only (it is not accessible throught the Internet) HTTP server on a computer.
It is used to replace the empty boxes that occur when you use the Hosts file to block ads (MVPS Hosts).
Appreciate your comments.