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    AOL-Active Security Monitor

    hi,

    installed the latest version of AOL-Active Security Monitor.

    the problem is, despite running a firewall and an up to date enterprise version of the same company, it logged my firewall score as poor, the antivirus score as fair and an overall score of 57 (good)

    thinking of just unstalling this software!

    comments please..

    thanks and a very happy independence day!

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    Following information should help us :

    Which anti-virus do you use, when was the last time you updated it.

    Which Firewall do you use, when was the last time you update it too.

    Which OS do you use and is it patched up.

    lastly I think you can un-install AOL's security monitor..
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    I use McAfee Firewall and also its antivirus solution. the antivirus dats were updated 30 mins ago.

    OS is XP (Prof)

    This report status has not changed, even after i rebooted the firewall or updated the antivirus.

    Firewall is working fine and got a it verified from symantec security check and works fine.

    However logic says i should get a second opinion, but unaware of any other site offering simulated firewall attack testing.

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    I really dont trust Mcafee.. But thats just me.. Just do an online scan at housecall and get back to us.. I dont think that score should borther you.. Its by AOL

    You didn't answer this one : is the OS fully patched..


    oh ya, isnt it 2:30 in India ??


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    For a simulated firewall scan try :

    http://www.pcflank.com/
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    hmmm...i have been contemplating switching to zonealarm (free). Although i've not ahad any problems with McAfee till now. Seems to be blocking some syn port scan attacks and port scan attacks. But then again doesnt mean it's quite healthy.

    Uninstalled the AOL thingy.

    OS is patched upto July 2006 Autopatcher.

    It's 2.42 a.m. infact and being a owl and being all alone (wifey in some other city) and being a holiday tomorrow..well...


    Trend Micro...hung up the other night...but got my answers

    thanks!

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    Dont worry its the same time here
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    Hi,
    Chizra
    thanx for the info.
    Something i want to know.
    > The mcafee firewall you are having is it from aol or you personally installed?
    > Did you had any other firewall on your computer other than mcafee
    > same for the antivirus

    Because what might be hapening over here is that the 2 different firewall or antivirus must be conflicting each other.
    > may i know howyou have installed active security monitor on your computer.Was it through key word or through internet explorer?

    thanx......
    njoy the pain of hardwork

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    Hi

    You can try these tests: Firewall Leak Tester


    Luck


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    The mcafee firewall you are having is it from aol or you personally installed?
    I'm not sure if AOL provides Mcafee firewall, even if it does why would it matter ? Apart from that he's from India, they dont have AOL here.
    Parth Maniar,
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    Originally posted here by virus24*7
    Hi,
    Chizra
    thanx for the info.
    Something i want to know.
    > The mcafee firewall you are having is it from aol or you personally installed?
    > Did you had any other firewall on your computer other than mcafee
    > same for the antivirus

    Because what might be hapening over here is that the 2 different firewall or antivirus must be conflicting each other.
    > may i know howyou have installed active security monitor on your computer.Was it through key word or through internet explorer?

    thanx......
    Hi confused.

    Er...you may be actually confused

    The AOL thingy was standalone and was not a part of my McAfee bundle.
    There is the windows firewall, but ofcourse it is disabled.
    There is no other antivirus, however there are programs like spybot, ad aware and stinger and as far as i know they don't have any known conflicts among each other.

    Both (Firewall and Anti-Virus) were active and also tested them via www.pcflank.com (as wisely suggested by ByTeWrangler) and the results were good enough. The firewall passed the test.

    Hi Dalek, thx for the link...would update results here

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