hide my pc on my LAN

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by mailhassan, Jan 18, 2007.

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  1. mailhassan

    mailhassan Registered Member

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    HI,
    PLease can anyone assist me on how i can hide my pc's identity from my local area network. ie no other computer on my network can see my pc even on the same workgroup? or can i get a software for that. my O.S is microsoft xp sp2.
     
  2. greenbaron76

    greenbaron76 Registered Member

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    Hi there. One way you can hide your PC is to first make certain that File and print sharing is disabled. Connection properties of your network card should provide these options. Another way I have found is to download this:
    http://xp-antispy.org/index.php?option=com_remository&func=sellang&iso=en

    Xp Antispy is an extremely useful tool for making Windows more "secure" if such a thing could ever exist. If you use windows updates, however, be wary of some of it's features, because I may disable a file that windows update needs. Anyway, once you install the program, under the network section, there is an option to "Hide computer from network."

    This should do what you were wanting.

    And by the way, Nice to meet you all, I am new to the forums.
     
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