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Where can I ask Windows security related questions that are not product specific [closed]

Following up from this I'd like to know if there are any Windows Security forums that are not product specific. I want to use such a forum to ask about combinations of Free Firewalls and Virus ...
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1answer
50 views

Does Windows Firewall have a log?

I am trying to set my router to forward three of my ports for EchoLink. But I'm having trouble with it. I'm Using the PFPortChecker to see if the ports are open, it says they aren't, but to check my ...
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1answer
303 views

Vista Windows Firewall - how to block all ports apart from 1 on a particular subnet?

This is fairly easy in Win7 because that version of Windows Firewall allows you to block a port range e.g. 1-79,81-65535, leaving only a single port open. However Vista (at least by default) doesn't ...
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0answers
332 views

OpenVPN works locally but not publically

Main Problem I can get OpenVPN to work when I use all local IP addresses but when I try to connect the client to a public address, it doesn't work. I'm following this guide: ...
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0answers
200 views

Norton Internet Security 2012's Firewall Is Blocking My Internet Access?

I am running Windows Vista; last week my Norton Internet Security expired, and I had to renew. After installing Norton Internet Security 2012 I am unable to connect to the internet. I think that ...
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3answers
573 views

Windows Security Alert for netsession_win.exe

My Windows Firewall blocked "netsession_win.exe" because it was accepting incoming network connections. I have no clue what this program does. Should I allow the incoming connection? BTW the ...
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1answer
1k views

Why can't we turn off firewall And file sharing?

I was under the impression that turning off file sharing "makes it more secure". Especially when I like to have my firewall switched off, turning off file sharing becomes more important to me. But ...
1
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1answer
313 views

Setting up a web server on Windows Vista Business

What I want to do is simple. I have two PCs on a home network: One Windows Vista Business edition with IIS 7 where I develop a web site. I want to be able to access that web site from a Windows 7 ...
1
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1answer
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why can't I open a port on Win 7? is it the app's fault?

I am having problems opening a port from one Windows PC on my local network. On Windows 7 computer ("Computer A") I running Calibre, an ebook management program that has something called an "ebook ...
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3answers
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Are security updates still required if you have a firewall, anti-virus and malware tools installed?

Dumb question, but if you have the above installed, do you still need to install security updates? Reason I'm asking is that I re-installed Vista on a Dell Inspiron 1520 because it was in some kind of ...
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3answers
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Firewall blocks FTP PASV response

I have an FTP server that supports passive server mode (using PASV command). This works fine with Windows XP. When I want to access this server from Windows Vista or Windows 7 with firewall enabled I ...
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3answers
171 views

How to remove a virus that trigger the internet explorer every some minutes?

Some days ago, I got a file in Windows Live Messenger by an account of my friend, I thought it was a normal file because he normally sent me some files as well. But this time, I had no luck, he got ...
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2answers
763 views

Computer is broadcasting on port 139 at startup - Virus?

Maybe this isn't the right forum to ask this question, but here it goes. Whenever I boot my vista machine, right after login there has been an extended delay until the actual desktop appears. I also ...
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1answer
82 views

Could not enable Windows Firewall on windows vista?

I tried to activate the Windows Firewall on windows vista but it says the related service is not started. What is the related service to start Windows Firewall? Someone helps me :) Thank you,
1
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1answer
275 views

Bitorrent not working after windows update

I installed the latest updates for MS windows vista. I was using torrent client Bittorrent simultaneously , when the updates were getting installed. i found the torrent client stopped working. i ...
5
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8answers
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Internet connection under Windows Vista stops working until reboot [closed]

I have a fairly clean Vista Home Premium SP1 install on my desktop. There aren't many applications installed. My Internet connection always seems to stop working after web surfing for a while - ...
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3answers
140 views

Windows firewall that blocks programs interactively [closed]

I'm setting up a windows machine for a friend and wanted to install a free firewall. The trick is, I need the firewall to be interactive in that if a program requests to get 'out' the firewall gives ...