I junked my old security suite, Vipre, because it had gone to the dumps and I have discovered Webroot Internet Security and so far so good, but I was wondering if anyone had any idea about how I can allow Dslreports.com check my computer for security leaks? I am getting a Java stop even though I have put the site in the exclusions section. If anyone can help, I would be greatly appreciative! Also, please tell me I do not have to have Windows Defender running?
Thanks in Advance,
Best answer by Tracker 28 November 2014, 20:57
You have a few different questions here at once actually, so I am going to tackle them one at a time.
Windows Defender: You can turn this OFF
Windows Firewall: Since you asked about Defender I am going to mention this even though you did not. Leave this ON please. :)
DSLReports: It has been quite some time since I used DSLReports, but I was not aware of a check for security leaks. I have only used it for internet speed testing purposes. I think I would like to know which utiity you are speaking of, so we can make sure it is not actually a 3rd party malicous app in itself if you would care to provide it.
I can say, however, that most likely WSA is not blocking it. Windows Firewall might be though. Windows Firewall manages INCOMING connections while WSA Firewall manages OUTGOING. You might see if there are any tweaks you can do to the Windows FIrewall to correct your problem.
I visit DSLR often can you post the link to the test so that I can check it out? Also which Browser are you using?
I think you will like WSA.. I have used a number of different solutions, and WSA has been the most reliable for my own computer so far. Any time you have a question or a problem, just let us know!
Always feel free to ask any questions, or give some opinion. Thanks.
P.S. On DSLReports it's not to check for security leaks, it is the tweak test and it checks if you are setup correctly for broadband TCP connectivity . They had a test like that in the past. My bad!
I will need to let