Firewall Scans are Inconsistant
Posted on 2004-04-10
I have a computer thats a little over two years old.
I am running Win XP Home Ed with AOL/DSL utlizing
McAfee “Personal Firewall Express” provided through
AOL. I get inconsistant results are GRC's Firewall Scan.
The first couple of time during the day that I go to it,
it shows passed with all common ports "stealthed."
Later say three or four hours or even later in the evening, it will show: one or both of the following:
Port 25 SMPT OPEN
Port 1025 HOST OPEN
When I go to "Task Mgr" the identical applications and
processes are running. I am quite sure that I do not have any virues, trojans or adware on the machine.
Since we are using AOL mail, can't figure out why the
SMPT port would be open at all?