firewall,port and bandwith testers

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    mndog75

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    Anyone know of half decent software(free or fairly priced) that can give me some tools to check bandwith usage and the testing of my firewall for home network audits.I just would like some tools that when I perform periodic audits of my network I feel secure knowing all is well.The current set up is free comodo firewall,webroot anti virus and my netgear router is set up to keep the average hacker out.Do any of you perform check ups on your network and firewall to ensure safety? or just wait for a red flag?.:computer:
     
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    Maurice Bloody good bloke VIP Member

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    here is a good start point:-

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

    Look for - ShieldsUp! & LeakTest

    ShieldsUp will scan your Ip from outside to see which ports appear to be open. LeakTest is a download that will do much the same but from the inside of your system.
     
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    Maurice, thanks for the heads up but running those tools totally made my computer way out of wack.I had to restore the whole computer as nothing would work right after the scan.
     
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    Maurice Bloody good bloke VIP Member

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    That's odd as I have used them many times to no ill-effect.
     
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