November 19th, 2002, 12:01 AM
port 139 open
Hi guys hope someone can help me.I have just take'in zone alarm off my system and put sygate back on when i went to grc.com to do a port scan it tells me my port 139 netbios is open the only things running in my task bar are the usb modem icon the sygate icon .avg antivirus and my connection icon or status box i have check everything i can think of but to make sure i went to symantec aswell and that says network vulnerability at risk and netbios availability at risk its doin my head in now and with havin a allways on line connection ie BB i just not sure what to do.Have checked allso any programs that could be doing it but nuffin any help would be great...hope iam not in the wrong forum? iam a newbie
my system is
abit KT7A motherboard rev 1.3
Athlon XP 2000+
512 MB pc 133 sdram
120 gig harddrive split into 2 ie 60 gig each
soundblaster live soundcard 5/1
nvida verto geforce 4 MX 440 g/card
plextor writer 16/10/40
dvd cd rom
creative web cam go plus
Xerox docuprint m750 printer ( default)
Epson stylus color 300 printer
November 19th, 2002, 12:04 AM
All this is very great, but what Operating System are you running?
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November 19th, 2002, 12:11 AM
that is netbios over tcp/ip, if your computer is allowing null user conections someone can enumerate all users and shares in your computer. There are many articles in the net that can tell you how to disable it depending on your windows version.
November 19th, 2002, 12:29 AM
Sorry dr toker
windows 98 se and just to add i have loadqm in the windows dir dont know where its come from and carnt get shut of it when i do it just reappears when i reboot?
November 19th, 2002, 01:44 AM
To take it off, go to your network settings in the control panel, and turn off file and print sharing. That should turn off the service, which would close the port. I'm not sure whether or not Win98 has it on by default, but if your not running a network or anything of the like, you should turn it off. It is one of the easiest (if not easiest) way for a hacker to remotely access your files. I hope that I've helped!
November 19th, 2002, 01:53 AM
This is a good article to read on how to shut down ports in Windows. TCP port 139 is covered in the list.
Since you are running Win98, you have no security, and anyone could connect to your system remotely and get your files. Ah, Microsoft....
November 19th, 2002, 02:09 AM
loadqm is load quality manager. its another useless thing from ms.
go to start>>programs>>accessories>>system tools>>system infomation
there's a tab on the top named "start" or "Start-up", select it, scroll down to loadqm and just uncheck it. next time you boot up it wont load at start-up
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November 19th, 2002, 02:12 AM
thanx's Spyder32 i have checked that and its already off its this loadQM that does me in iam sure thats the prob has'nt it got sumfin to do with windows update ?? its just got me beat
And for omalakai i have got security ah sigh,,
November 19th, 2002, 02:21 AM
W98 DOES leave NetBIOS 139 open by default, and is a chore to close off sometimes...check your "network settings" from the control panel (even if you don't run a network) and, as was suggested, close out the file and print sharing. If you don't see anything suspicious there, try a different firewall. I recommend Agnitum's Outpost (www.agnitum.com). It works well with W98se, and closes all NetBIOS communications automatically.
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December 5th, 2002, 01:46 PM
Another thing you should do if you are in a LAN is make sure file and printer sharing isnt 'attached' to TCP/IP. Check tcp/ip setup when changing network conf.. If you are a dial-up user, and your computer isnt connected to a LAN, my advice is: go to the network setup window (control panel -> Network) and delete all but the tcp/ip and the dial-up adapter. Much safer, and better yet, faster windows box. Get a firewall, like tiny and you can smile even broader. Or go ahead and have fun with a Debian with Iptables, snort etc.. .