my computer acting like an internet server ..help me?

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  1. johnottawa12

    johnottawa12 Registered Member

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    i am using outpost firewall pro from a very long time i thought today i should go for GRC shieldup test for my firewall to know about its security level its providing me .
    It passed all the test but a loop hole came out that my computer is acting like an internet server that is any one can read,write or modify my files without my knowledge and my permission.So frnds i want to know how i can overcome this problem so that no one would steal my data
     
  2. Fajo

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    I get this resaults from there also.

    The top on is just telling you what the test is going to do. Otherwise it looks like everything passed.

    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,Sans-Serif,MS Sans Serif][SIZE=+0]Attempting connection to your computer. . .
    [SIZE=-1]Shields UP! is now attempting to contact the Hidden Internet Server within your PC. It is likely that no one has told you that your own personal computer may now be functioning as an Internet Server with neither your knowledge nor your permission. And that it may be serving up all or many of your personal files for reading, writing, modification and even deletion by anyone, anywhere, on the Internet!

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    [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,Sans-Serif,MS Sans Serif][SIZE=+0]Your Internet port 139 does not appear to exist!
    [SIZE=-1]One or more ports on this system are operating in FULL STEALTH MODE! Standard Internet behavior requires port connection attempts to be answered with a success or refusal response. Therefore, only an attempt to connect to a nonexistent computer results in no response of either kind. But YOUR computer has DELIBERATELY CHOSEN NOT TO RESPOND (that's very cool!) which represents advanced computer and port stealthing capabilities. A machine configured in this fashion is well hardened to Internet NetBIOS attack and intrusion.[/SIZE]
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    [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,Sans-Serif,MS Sans Serif][SIZE=+0]Unable to connect with NetBIOS to your computer.
    [SIZE=-1]All attempts to get any information from your computer have FAILED. (This is very uncommon for a Windows networking-based PC.) Relative to vulnerabilities from Windows networking, this computer appears to be VERY SECURE since it is NOT exposing ANY of its internal NetBIOS networking protocol over the Internet.[/SIZE]
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  3. johnottawa12

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    @fajo

    This is the similar reuslt i got .......so what would i should do..??
     
  4. Fajo

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    If its exactly like mine, then nothing your fine. The top part is simply stating what the test does, As long as the bottom 2 pass (Like mine) then your in no risk.
     
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    All that is saying is what the test involves its not a test it self. the 2nd two paragraphs are tests. I really should send a email to Steve and have him explain this better on his website. :doubt:
     
  7. wat0114

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    That site unnessecarily spooks people with big red font when even a single port shows "Closed", when it's nothing to be concerned about. In fairness, it's a nice service he's providing but as Fajo suggests, he could explain things better.
     
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