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Windows 7: UPnP networking flaw puts millions of PCs at risk


01 Feb 2013   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm secure. Thanks for posting.

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01 Feb 2013   #22

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
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Thank's for the ShieldsUp link. I'm good to go also.
Click proceed as he said, you'll see the router test.

Also I was able to run the first test with no Java too.
I did click it, took router test and posted the result.
So I don't understand
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01 Feb 2013   #23
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
I did click it, took router test and posted the result.
So I don't understand
My bad, sorry, I misread it as "That's for the...".
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01 Feb 2013   #24

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
I did click it, took router test and posted the result.
So I don't understand
My bad, sorry, I misread it as "That's for the...".
Thou should not confuse the easily confused !
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01 Feb 2013   #25

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Everyone, the test Jim posted does not require Java, it was the downloadable scanner in my post that wanted Java to run. The online test runs without Java. A Guy
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02 Feb 2013   #26

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Thanks Jim,

I was lazy and only posted what I could remember (UPnP Device Host & Server Services). I've used Gibbson's small and fast utilities for a very long time, but wasn't sure if Windows 7 was supported - looks as though it should be ok to run (Jim & Steve's posts). It's been a long time since I've delved deeper into the explanations on GRC.com, since I used and trusted his stuff for over a decade.

Your post will help everyone understand "more better". There are a lot of services Windows defaults to automatic that are only used in specific environments. Black Viper has a list for Vista configurations and a reg file (min, avg, and default). Again, I'm being lazy here - I haven't checked for a Windows 7 version, although, the Vista versions would certainly cut down on a lot of unnecessary service loads (even if they do just start, check if needed, and stop)

Ok, I felt guilty, so I just checked Black Vipers site and found Windows 7 information (and Win8).

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UnPnP first stops the UPNPDH service if it is running, then disables its future operation. After this is done the SSDPDS service is stopped and also disabled. This shuts down Windows XP's external Internet server to prevent exposure to any presently known or later discovered UPnP vulnerabilities.
So you can just stop and disable these two services manually as they are the same in Windows 7 and 8.
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