can one of you experts tell me what you think of this?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by iceni60, Nov 6, 2004.

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  1. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

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    What does it do?

    When the "StopListening!" button is pressed, a series of configuration changes is applied that will close all wide-open (technically, in a "Listening" state) TCP and UDP server ports that come with each and every copy of Windows 2000/XP shipped, thus shielding you from any future Sasser-like worm infections. Protocols that are closed by StopListening include SMB, NBT, DCOM, SSDP, IPSEC, and Task Scheduler. Just run a "netstat -a" to verify for yourself. While this does not remove the need for a good firewall, it does provide an added layer of protection to the security-conscious PC user.

    i have Windows Worms Doors Cleaner, should i use this too?
    http://www.nonebar.com/sl.html

    THANKS :)
     
  2. still_longhorn

    still_longhorn Registered Member

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    Just install SP2 instead of SL
     
  3. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

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    thanks, longhorn :) . i did read something about it being covered by SP2, but because to me it sounded abit like WWC i just wanted to make sure. so thanks for your help :)
     
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