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Leaktests and OneCare RRS feed

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    Several sites offer leaktests which the OnceCare Firewall fails.

    Is this of any importance ?

    Thursday, May 1, 2008 9:10 PM

Answers

  • I don't think this is important at all. Leak tests measure the ability of a firewall to block outgoing connections. Most outgoing connections are desirable as they are usually programs checking for updates or programs which require internet connectivity to function properly. If the outgoing connection is made by a malicious program it is the anti malware program which has failed, not the firewall.

     

    Thursday, May 1, 2008 9:30 PM
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