Ready to Probe
Our server is ready to send traffic to your computer. You may select either of two methods.
If you would like to simply generate some event traffic on your computer to test the event notification dialog and see some events in the log choose the simple probe.
Packets were successfully sent to your computer. The server was unable to obtain a connection or any traffic from your computer. This generally indicates that your firewall blocked the traffic successfully.
If you did not see an event warning it may indicate that the traffic did not reach your computer at all.
This could be due to any of the following reasons:
You are connecting to the Internet through a proxy server. When we attempted to connect back to the IP address your web traffic came from we actually were connecting to the proxy server, not your computer.
You are behind a corporate firewall which is redirecting traffic in an unexpected manner.
You are connecting to the Internet through a NAT (network address translator). When we attempted to connect back to the IP address your web traffic came from we actually were connecting to the proxy server, not your computer.
In any of these cases you will not see an event notification on your computer because our connection attempt did not reach your computer. In any case, your computer is secure.
If you would like the server to check a list of common ports on your computer to determine if it is able to obtain a connection to them use the port scan.