Zone Alarm firewall has failed GRC Leak Test - How can I fix this?

  1.    18 Jul 2018 #1

    Zone Alarm firewall has failed GRC Leak Test - How can I fix this?


    I downloaded and installed Zone Alarm because Windows own firewall failed GRC Leak Test and I was under the impression Zone Alarm was the safest out there. It also failed. Is there a way of fixing this?
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.253 and W10 Insider Build 18312
       18 Jul 2018 #2

    Hello Interista

    It would be worth reading this thread: GRC leak test


    Not a big issue as far as I am concerned.
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  3. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Home 1809 x64 10.0.17763.288
       18 Jul 2018 #3

    My Windows Firewall has passed the test. Do you have outbound blocking enabled?

    Interista said: View Post
    I was under the impression Zone Alarm was the safest out there. It also failed.
    Most likely allowed by some automatically created rules.
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  4. Callender's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 1809 32-bit
       18 Jul 2018 #4

    I stopped using ZoneAlarm as it was too much hassle.

    Anyway here's what I get when running the test;

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  5. Access Denied's Avatar
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    Win10 RS5 x64
       18 Jul 2018 #5

    Last time I gave ZoneAlarm firewall a test run, it really failed my test in a bad bad way. When watching a video stream and having a bunch of tabs open it would slow down loading of all pages. I tested it different ways and each time I had a bunch of stuff open it would slow browsing.
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  6. sml156's Avatar
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       19 Jul 2018 #6

    Your router should be blocking it before it ever gets near your windows firewall, Unless your computer is using a public IP which is not the best idea in the world.
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  7.    19 Jul 2018 #7

    sml156 said: View Post
    Your router should be blocking it before it ever gets near your windows firewall, Unless your computer is using a public IP which is not the best idea in the world.
    Erm the leaktest tests outgoing not incoming so it goes Windows firewall > router > GRC website
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  8. sml156's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       22 Jul 2018 #8

    I always used the online version, This is the first time I seen a download exe.

    Old version that I used
    GRC

    never noticed the download before
    Leaktest:
    GRC
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