Open Port 5000

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Fire22, Dec 28, 2002.

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  1. Fire22

    Fire22 Guest

    I just installed Sygate Personal Firewall version 5.0

    I ran a couple of port scans at various websites (pcflank, dslreports) and all seemed OK.

    I then ran a scan at Shields Up ( and it indicated that Port 5000 (UPnP Service) was open and vulnerable. I then checked this port at another scan which also showed the port open.

    Can someone explain? Do I need to manually close this port?

    Any help will be appreciated.
  2. Phil

    Phil Registered Member

    Oct 24, 2002
    Sygate *should* be blocking that port and you probably can config it to do so, but it's not a good idea to have that service running. You didn't mention your OS but if it is XP, go into your services and stop and set to disable the UP&P service and SSDP Discovery service. That should close that puppy down.

  3. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

    Apr 27, 2002
    Hi Fire22,

    Assuming you are using Windows XP there is another way to accomplish this: using XP Antispy 3.71.
    It offers the option to shut down the UPnP service like Phil suggested and some more. ;)


  4. controler

    controler Guest

    I second or third that but will also mention Steve Gibson does have a tool designed especially for the UpnP service unpnp.exe
    Stop and take the time to browse Steve's site.

    I do like Anitspy also though for various reasons.
    accomplishes registry tweaking so we don't have to manually ;)

    Yes Sygate will block that port but it shouldn't be open in the first place.
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