November 27th, 2001, 01:47 PM
I have some open ports on my puter and I have no idea how to close them. I would appreciate any info. Thanks in advance!
November 27th, 2001, 04:11 PM
Make sure you have the NetBios protocol removed from the networking properties and install a firewall like;
tiny personal firewall
November 28th, 2001, 12:28 PM
black ice as well plus get a good virus scanner to keep out trojens and virrii
November 28th, 2001, 01:06 PM
Many Thanks Fellas. I appreciate the info. I have installed BlackIce Defender as well as the newest virus scan software I could find.
November 28th, 2001, 03:29 PM
black ice sux
get outpost or zonealarm....get norton system works...or if you have linux "RTFM!"
You can kiss my 127.0.0.1
I\'m a loser baby...so why doncha kill me?
November 28th, 2001, 04:49 PM
some ports must be open in order for some programs and your internet connection to function properly. like port 80 and 139 are open alot and its not uncommon. 80 is for Http and 139 is netBIOS name service. There are other ports for different daemons and services. Hope this helps.
November 28th, 2001, 05:48 PM
While you're at it, download something like The cleaner or Tauscan to check for trojans.
[HvC]Terr: L33T Technical Proficiency
November 28th, 2001, 10:00 PM
I appreciate the info. I have just downloaded Moosofts cleaner.