Crap Software Config Settings, How to set-up the firewall...
Configuring **** Software Pro
Configuring the Standard Settings
Your first configuration should be this of **** Software should be like this ----
Launch **** Software Pro and click to highlight the "Overview" tab on the left hand side. In the pane that appears on the right hand side click the "Preferences" tab and in the section "check for updates" check "Manually".
In the "General" section you can also configure **** Software to load at start up which is advisable because this software is you first line defense against uninvited invasion of you computer by a whole gamult of virii, spyware, adware and bots! Virus checking software does have its place but remember that prevention is always better than a cure!
**** Software Pro's program control is automatically configured. When you run it for the first time it will ask on behalf of programs installed on your system for permission to access the Internet. You Browser will be the first to request - just tick the "Yes" box and the "Remember this setting" box and **** Software will always allow you browser access automatically.
Unless you use online databases etc., there should be no reason for any application other than a browser, email client, ftp client, streaming media player or a download manager to gain access to the Internet.
So consider what type of program it is that need Internet access before giving **** Software permission to allow it. If it is just a driver file (.DLL that request Internet Access, always search Windows to try and identify it. Many seudo-virii such as Adware and sub class seven Trojans access the Internet from your system using .dll files.
Configuring the Advanced Settings
If you are not on a LAN (connected to another computer in a network) you can use this guide to give your firewall some real muscle:
Launch **** Software Pro and click to highlight the "Firewall" tab on the left hand side. In the pane that appears on the right hand side in the section "Internet Zone Security" set the slider control to "High" then click the "Custom" button in the same section. The next settins page is divided into two section with tabs Internet Zone and Trusted Zone at the top of the page.
Under the Internet Zone tab there is a list of settings that can be accessed by scrolling.
At the top is the high security settings and the only thing that should check from there is "allow broadcast/multicast".
The rest should be unchecked.
Scroll down until you get to the medium security settings area. Check all the boxes in this section until you get to 'Block Incomming UDP Ports". When you check that you will be asked to supply a list of ports, and in the field at the bottom of the page enter 1-65535.
Then go back to the list and check the box a longside 'Blockl Outgoing UDP Ports" and at the bottom of the page enter 1-19, 22-79, 82-7999, 8082-65535.
Repeat this procedure for the following settings
"Block Incoming TCP Ports": 1-65535
"Block Outgoming TCP Ports": 1-19, 22-79, 82-7999, 8082-65535
Then click "Apply", "ok" at the bottom of the page.
Back in the right hand "Firewall" pane go next to the yellow "trusted Zone Security" section and set it to "high" with the slider. Click "Custom" and repeat the ABOVE procedure this time choosing the "Trusted Zone" tab at the top of the settings page.
These settings will stop all incoming packects at ports 1-65535 and also block all pings, trojans etc. These settings will also stop all spyware or applications from phoning home from your drive without your knowledge!
on Jan 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet