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04 Apr 2011   #1551
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

CurrPorts

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CurrPorts displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer. For each port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is also displayed, including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description, and so on), the time that the process was created, and the user that created it.

In addition, CurrPorts allows you to close unwanted TCP connections, kill the process that opened the ports, and save the TCP/UDP ports information to HTML file , XML file, or to tab-delimited text file.

CurrPorts also automatically mark with pink color suspicious TCP/UDP ports owned by unidentified applications.
CurrPorts: Monitoring TCP/IP network connections on Windows


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04 Apr 2011   #1552
y0himba

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by D3ftOn3Z View Post
CurrPorts

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CurrPorts displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer. For each port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is also displayed, including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description, and so on), the time that the process was created, and the user that created it.

In addition, CurrPorts allows you to close unwanted TCP connections, kill the process that opened the ports, and save the TCP/UDP ports information to HTML file , XML file, or to tab-delimited text file.

CurrPorts also automatically mark with pink color suspicious TCP/UDP ports owned by unidentified applications.
CurrPorts: Monitoring TCP/IP network connections on Windows


And while you are there you should really check out the rest of his software. I have been using his utilities for YEARS, all free and all just simple and incredible. These easily compare with Sysinternals utilities.
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04 Apr 2011   #1553
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by y0himba View Post


And while you are there you should really check out the rest of his software. I have been using his utilities for YEARS, all free and all just simple and incredible. These easily compare with Sysinternals utilities.
Thanks. I just came to know abt their software. Currently testing currports now.
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05 Apr 2011   #1554
XNemesis

Win 7 64
 
 

I've got a whole bunch of unknowns in CurrPorts, what's the method to find out if these ports are unwanted and need to be closed?
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05 Apr 2011   #1555
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't know an easy way, but you can get some idea from this:

http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers
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05 Apr 2011   #1556
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XNemesis View Post
I've got a whole bunch of unknowns in CurrPorts, what's the method to find out if these ports are unwanted and need to be closed?
If you are worried about open ports etc. Run this;

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

Don't believe EVERYTHING it tells you! The Ping service is usually harmless.




This is a text summary of the above, and the sort of result you want from such a test;

GRC Port Authority Report created on UTC: 2011-04-05 at 11:41:42 Results from scan of ports: 0, 21-23, 25, 79, 80, 110, 113, 119, 135, 139, 143, 389, 443, 445, 1002, 1024-1030, 1720, 5000 0 Ports Open 0 Ports Closed 26 Ports Stealth --------------------- 26 Ports Tested ALL PORTS tested were found to be: STEALTH. TruStealth: FAILED - ALL tested ports were STEALTH, - NO unsolicited packets were received, - A PING REPLY (ICMP Echo) WAS RECEIVED. ( This is what causes the "failed", but you can ignore it. MC)

You can run the other tests there to check specific ports etc.

You can also check a port by using this; https://www.grc.com/PortDataHelp.htm

You can only obtain results like this if your firewall is set up correctly. Best is a good router firewall. This will prevent ANY third party from accessing your machine without using tunneling protocols and your express permission.

It does not protect against viruses etc. If you open an e-mail with a virus, or download a program with a virus etc. Then you have effectively given that virus access to your machine. A good anti-virus program should guard against most things like this, but nothing is 100% perfect, so you also need to use sensible operating procedures.

Regards....Mike Connor
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05 Apr 2011   #1557
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Correct, Mike! It doesn't protect you from anything. (well, it shows that those guys that run port scans to fit you out with some sort of payload run into your Firewall right now
It just gives you a snapshot of the actual situation.
But like you said, if one clicks and opens all kind of junk, those people get what's coming to them. Because then the attack starts from the inside and that's a totally different story. Stealth ports from the outside don't help you there.
But nonetheless a useful test!
Thanks
-DG
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05 Apr 2011   #1558
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

XBMC.

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XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, and Windows. Created in 2003 by a group of like minded programmers, XBMC is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world. More than 50 software developers have contributed to XBMC, and 100-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 30 languages.

While XBMC functions very well as a standard media player application for your computer, it has been designed to be the perfect companion for your HTPC. Supporting an almost endless range of remote controls, and combined with its beautiful interface and powerful skinning engine, XBMC feels very natural to use from the couch and is the ideal solution for your home theater.

Currently XBMC can be used to play almost all popular audio and video formats around. It was designed for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or directly from the internet using practically any protocol available. Use your media as-is: XBMC can play CDs and DVDs directly from the disk or image file, almost all popular archive formats from your hard drive, and even files inside ZIP and RAR archives. It will even scan all of your media and automatically create a personalized library complete with box covers, descriptions, and fanart. There are playlist and slideshow functions, a weather forecast feature and many audio visualizations. Once installed, your computer will become a fully functional multimedia jukebox.
XBMC
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05 Apr 2011   #1559
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I had run into this program before, but didn't pay too much attention, because that was before I got interested in running videos on a HTPC. Just scanning the description of the program interested me, because it sounded as though it might have the potential to replace the programs that I'm now using. However, the first sniggle that I ran into was in scanning my video archive. It seems to be able to only scan within one folder at a time, and I have far too many to want to go through that routine. I guess I could dump all of my videos into one folder, but that is an idea that I'm not fond of either. Can this program scan more efficiently that I have found so far?
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05 Apr 2011   #1560
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I had run into this program before, but didn't pay too much attention, because that was before I got interested in running videos on a HTPC. Just scanning the description of the program interested me, because it sounded as though it might have the potential to replace the programs that I'm now using. However, the first sniggle that I ran into was in scanning my video archive. It seems to be able to only scan within one folder at a time, and I have far too many to want to go through that routine. I guess I could dump all of my videos into one folder, but that is an idea that I'm not fond of either. Can this program scan more efficiently that I have found so far?
Hi, i can't comment much of this software atm. I have not tested it myself. Just posting though. Sorry can't help... However XMBC has it's own forum, maybe you can ask them there?
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