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I've been using the Outpost Pro firewall for awhile now. I've always gotten a Stealth rating. But now, one port, 1026,it's closed according to grc but not stealth.
If you know anything about firewalls and security, it's like painting a target on your back.
The GRC site suggested 'blocking incoming connection request (TCP SYN packets) for ports 1024-1030.
I created a simple rule to block incoming TCP for port 1026, but it didn't make any difference.
I don't suspect a virus or spyware, a few scans proved me right. GRC mentioned it might have something to do with SQL. I notice a couple of programs that seem to use it including my antivirus, AVIRA.
So, am I at risk? The port is closed. But not stealth. How to I hide it again?
WinXP Pro-SP2, 192MB RAM, Avira Antivirus, Outpost Pro 2009 firewall.