What unnecessary Windows Services can I disable in order to make the OS safer ?

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  1. HoLmEc

    HoLmEc Registered Member

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    Hi, theres many Windows Services, like Telnet, which I dont use and come enabled by default. Can anyone tell me any site that explains what services I can disable and how to do it ?
     
  2. beef/it/up

    beef/it/up Guest

    ## Anything you decide to do IS AT YOUR OWN RISK




    http://is-it-true.org/nt/utips/utips76.shtml



    FOR: NT/W2K/XP



    Warning: disabling any service can cause installed applications to fail, so recommended practice is to disable unnecessary services one at a time, testing all installed apps to ensure they still function correctly.
     
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    the cynical might say dispense with the whole operating system and buy a Mac - faster speeds, smoother interface and no spyware problems to boot (or not to boot that is the question)
     
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    Faster speeds?!?~ Now thats funny! I have yet to see a ANY Mac keep up with a well built XP 64 or P4 system. Also, as indicated in a previous post, Macs have plenty of Spyware problems.


    Trekk
     
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    Black Viper is back...


    http://www.blackviper.com/News/current.htm

     
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    Download TweakGuides Tweaking Companion by Koroush Ghazi downloadable from: http://www.tweakguides.com/TGTC.html in the form of a zip file:
    http://www.tweakguides.com/files/TweakGuidesTC.zip
    formerly know as: WinXP Tweaking Guide (name changed due to MS lawyers)

    Consider disabling following services unless required:
    Indexing Service
    Messenger
    NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
    Network DDE
    Network DDE DSDM
    Remote Registry
    Routing and Remote Access
    Secondary Logon
    SSDP Discovery Service
    Telnet
    Terminal Services
    Universal Plug and Play Device Host
    WebClient
    Wireless Zero Configuration

    -- Tom
     
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  8. StevieO

    StevieO Guest

    Here's a great site with lots of really useful info and tests. His latest post just happens to be about your questions.

    . . .


    Hardening Windows Host part 2 : WINDOWS SERVICES CONFIGURATION

    Windows comes with unnecessary services which require to be configured properly to gain memory resources and to increase the security level.
    The configuration depends on each environment, that's why we can't define recommended rules for any user: it must be done case-by-case.

    There is many pages from Microsoft to Windows XP specialized web sites which provide exhaustive informations.
    Here i just give some links and it could be suited to establish some comparisons.

    http://kareldjag.over-blog.com/


    Stevieo
     
  9. HoLmEc

    HoLmEc Registered Member

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    Thanks everybody for the support
     
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