hide computer's presence on internet (WinXP)

May 15, 2009 at 21:17:00
Specs: Windows XP SP3
I know that Gibson Research Corp grc.com had a way to make Win 98 computers undetectable (Stealth mode) on internet. Steve Gibson did this by showing how to unbind certain protocols in the internal networking and adaptors and clients used. How do we do that with Windows XP computers? Is there a page somewhere on the internet that has instructions on doing this. I did this years ago on my computer so it would be completely undetectable, meaning no ports were detected at all by port scanners, but now my ports show as "closed" and only some are "stealth" meaning not seen at all.

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May 16, 2009 at 04:02:21
ron-daddy, you can achieve this by installing a decent firewall. I personally use ZoneAlarm.

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May 16, 2009 at 09:52:10
I guess the firewall with Norton Systemworks Premier edition just can't cut it, nor can Win XP's firewall do much but close the ports (at least that's what's been showing up at shields up at grc.com)

Aside from a better firewall, aren't there some adjustments that can be made as well? Is it that with Win XP we can't make those adjustments as well as having a good firewall such as ZoneAlarm you suggested?

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