Shields up tests

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  1. 2MA

    2MA Registered Member

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    This is the result I got for.......
    File Sharing:
    Attempting connection to your computer. . .
    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!

    The rest passed.

    Common Ports:
    All Stealth

    All Service Ports:
    All Stealth

    Im running Enhanced Rules Set.
    Why has one of the File Sharing tests failed? How can I make it pass?


    Thanks
     
  2. Thomas M

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    Are you sure, the Windows file sharing ports (137-139) are not stealth?

    Steve's page just says:
    "It is likely that..." and "And that it may be serving up all or many of your personal files"...

    Do you see any information on this page about port 137-139 as being close or even open? Check the "Common ports" result page on the GRC website!

    Thomas :)
     
  3. 2MA

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    These are the entire results:


    Shields UP! is checking YOUR computer's Internet

    Please Stand By. . .

    ->Attempting connection to your computer. . .
    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!

    ->Your Internet port 139 does not appear to exist!
    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.

    ->Unable to connect with NetBIOS to your computer.
    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.
     
  4. Thomas M

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    So congratualtions! The file sharing port (139) is stealth!
    Thanks to LnS ;)

    Thomas :)
     
  5. 2MA

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    What about it saying that Hidden Internet Server is open or whatever, does that matter?
     
  6. Thomas M

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    Well, Steve Gibson is attracting visitors with simple explanations (no misunderstandings, I really appreciate his work!). When you carefully re-read his text, you will see that his test tried to open the "hidden internet server", which simply is port 139 (NETBIOS) on your PC. This was (or is?) a standard enabled feature in Windows-OS.

    But according to your post the port scan failed to detect port 139 on your PC. This means: NO hidden internet server, NO visible port 139 ;)

    You can also check this by performing the "Common Ports" test at GRC.com. See the result for port 139!

    Thomas :)
     
  7. Delgado

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    Hi-It is only just saying that your machine could be operating as a hidden server. The fact that your ports are stealthed means that its not.

    Look n Stop has prevented the test from getting any info from your machine. You are safe!!


    Delgado
     
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