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Message 11 of 12

Re: Error messages when testing McAfee firewall

Just tested Common Ports at Shields Up.  It said I failed the test, even though my Total Protection firewall settings are set to McAfee's default.  Two of my ports are Stealth, the remaining 24 ports are Closed.  I'm not going to worry, though, since none are open.  Let me know if you have an opinion.  The Stealth ports are # 0 and 25.  Thanks.

Message 12 of 12

Re: Error messages when testing McAfee firewall

Not sure what to say as when I do it all it does is tell me I passed with flying colours, all ports are stealth - but it's reading my router firewall anyway.

Ideally all ports should be stealth which means they are invisible.

When I look up details for port 0 I get nothing and port 25 is mail or SMTP to be exact.

I have no idea why many of your ports are closed rather than stealth.

I guess Technical Support Chat might be able to clarify.

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