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    ShieldUp ping failure

    After reading Fred Langa's article is the latest edition of Window's Secrets titled "Let your PC start the new year right!' http://windowssecrets.com/newsletter/let-your-pc-start-the-new-year-right/,I ran Gibson Research Corporation's ShieldsUP to test my firewall.My firewall failed the PING test,and I don't know how to fix it. I am running Win7 SP1 and using the Windows firewall.Does anyone know how to fix this?I don't see any way to set this option in Windows Firewall.

    This is the message I received from the PING failure
    Ping Reply: RECEIVED (FAILED) — Your system REPLIED to our Ping (ICMP Echo) requests, making it visible on the Internet. Most personal firewalls can be configured to block, drop, and ignore such ping requests in order to better hide systems from hackers. This is highly recommended since "Ping" is among the oldest and most common methods used to locate systems prior to further exploitation.




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    Rothie,

    Read this GRC article.

    If you have a router you can stealth Port 113 via the router.
    Port113.JPG

    If you don't have a router here's a tutorial on Windows Firewall.
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    Thanks for the links.Over my head and too much to absorb.I guess there isn't a way to stop the PING.Thanks for the help.

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    Rothie,

    Don't give up so fast. I don't think it's over your head you just need to become educated about the topic that's all. We're here to help you through the journey.

    Let's start with the easy part...do you have a Router? If you do what brand and model number?
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    sorry,my mind won't process anymore info.I see no option to block Ping in Windows firewall.All ports passed,only PING failed.No router-straight wired ADSL ethernet connection.

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    Rothie,

    Ok, here are two step by step options:
    Option 1
    Option 2
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    Here is what my results look like.Port 25 and port 113 pass with stealth.I marked the "PING" test that fails.Since port 25 and 113 are already blocked,they must be referring to something else.
    Ping fail.JPG

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