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19 May 2011   #1201

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

brand new today and just set up, i dont know what a shieldsup is so no i havent tried it. whats the issue with the open ports
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19 May 2011   #1202

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

ShieldsUp is basically a port scan, it detects holes in the firewall. Even the default Windows Firewall manages to stealth all ports, and every router I have ever tested has always passed with flying colours, except the HH3:

The issue for me specifiically, is port 161. It's used by SNMP and could, within theory at least be used to hijack the router. GRC*|*Port Authority, for Internet Port 161** BT seem to have a few official lines on this port being open, either it's used for updates, or "to speed up gaming". Personally, I'm more inclined towards the former, as I can't see any reason why it would speed up gaming.

The problem is though, it seems to be accepting any connections, from anywhere. I had a friend, who is on TalkTalk try to connect to my IP on 161 using his web browser, and it accepted the connection and just sat there "waiting" presumably waiting for instructions. I don't like to think what could happen if a SNMP agent was used instead.
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19 May 2011   #1203

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

that doesnt sound very good ,and presumably there is no way to close those ports
i just ran shields up and saw this result
Attempting connection to your computer. . .
Shields UP! is now attempting to contact the Hidden Internet Server within your PC. It is likely that no one has told you that your own personal computer may now be functioning as an Internet Server with neither your knowledge nor your permission. And that it may be serving up all or many of your personal files for reading, writing, modification and even deletion by anyone, anywhere, on the Internet!
Your Internet port 139 does not appear to exist!
One or more ports on this system are operating in FULL STEALTH MODE! Standard Internet behavior requires port connection attempts to be answered with a success or refusal response. Therefore, only an attempt to connect to a nonexistent computer results in no response of either kind. But YOUR computer has DELIBERATELY CHOSEN NOT TO RESPOND (that's very cool!) which represents advanced computer and port stealthing capabilities. A machine configured in this fashion is well hardened to Internet NetBIOS attack and intrusion.
Unable to connect with NetBIOS to your computer.
All attempts to get any information from your computer have FAILED. (This is very uncommon for a Windows networking-based PC.) Relative to vulnerabilities from Windows networking, this computer appears to be VERY SECURE since it is NOT exposing ANY of its internal NetBIOS networking protocol over the Internet.
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19 May 2011   #1204

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

i do see port 161 open however and that is not so good , again i presume we cant close it
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19 May 2011   #1205
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit


Click "All Servvice Ports".
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19 May 2011   #1206

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

Thanks, i did mike thats where i saw the only port open was 161
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19 May 2011   #1207

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Today I became the Owner of the Supporters Group If anyone is a supporter and has not joined then PM or VM Me and I will add you
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19 May 2011   #1208

Windows 10 Pro x64

Congrats Shadowjk!
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19 May 2011   #1209

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Thanks StalkerR
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19 May 2011   #1210

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post

I've been away for a bit and saw some news about Kari going into hospital a few weeks? back. Has anyone heard from him? How is he going?

Hi, i sent him few SMS but he never replied. Looks like he don't have access to his pc or mobile. As soon as I hear anything from him, I'll keep you guys posted.
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