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That's a well respected test razz, and may be new to many of the newer members.

Yes, the GRC site has been around for some time and well respected as you say. If anyone is interested Steve Gibson appears on a weekly radio show that discuss important issues of personal computer security. The following link has a list of all the episodes in various formats, both audio and print versions. Some interesting reading and/or listening.

http://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm

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It's a good idea to remember that all fails are not necessarily so. The Shield Up test may have just been testing your router and not your computer. The data sent for the test may not have even reached your computer but instead been sent back by the router which Shields Up would interpret as a fail when in fact it's a great result for you.

 

An explanation on this here

 

http://onlinearmorpersonalfirewall.blogspo...ds-up-test.html

 

Support contact

https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

support@ccleaner.com

 

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It's a good idea to remember that all fails are not necessarily so. The Shield Up test may have just been testing your router and not your computer. The data sent for the test may not have even reached your computer but instead been sent back by the router which Shields Up would interpret as a fail when in fact it's a great result for you.

 

An explanation on this here

 

http://onlinearmorpersonalfirewall.blogspo...ds-up-test.html

In my case the Sheilds Up test results indicate that all my ports are in stealth mode, not just closed. To me this would indicate that it was indeed Zone Alarm doing its job.

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