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Windows 7: How are we to deal with open ports?

1 Week Ago   #21
nithig

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Hello SIW2, I'm a little fascinated by the topic and on a steep learning curve re: firewalls.
On the other laptop here (also win 7) there is perfect stealth on all ports. I had that then fiddled and now don't so I'm trying to figure out what changed. First step was to reset Win Firewall to default since the old setting wasn't providing stealth.
Do you tweak your Win firewall or just leave it? I'm not sure yet but it may 'learn' as I go to various sites.


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1 Week Ago   #22
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No tweaks, just as it is .
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1 Week Ago   #23
nithig

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

thx! how very curious. I'll just wait and see if the firewall adapts after it's been pinged and penetrated.
I do want to close it to ping action but unsure if this can be set.
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1 Week Ago   #24
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

At admin cmd prompt:to block
Code:
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”ALL ICMP V4″ protocol=icmpv4:any,any dir=in action=block
To allow:
Code:
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”ALL ICMP V4″ protocol=icmpv4:any,any dir=in action=allow
The long way:

control panel>windows firewall>advanced settings>inbound rules>action>new rule>custom>all programs>icmpv4>any Ip address>block connection> next > give the rule a name>finish
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1 Week Ago   #25
nithig

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Thank you SIW2,
sorry to be so slow to get back to you but I've been tied up.

Before I execute the above cmd may I check with you:
does this block the ping probe or all incoming traffic?

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