Solved Ports 135, 139, and 445 are closed not stealthed

July 30, 2013 at 17:21:34
Specs: Windows XP, PIII - 800MHz 384 MB PC133
How do I stealth ports 135, 139, and 445?
Previous security configuration stealthed all ports 0-1055 as tested on GRC's "Shields Up utility, but the upgrade is too much for my 2000 Dell PC to swallow -- trying a new product, but just like the Windows firewall itself (without 3rd party s/w) it reports ports 135. 139 and 445 are CLOSED, not stealthed or STEALTHED as they were previously -- have administrator's privilege what do I need to turnoff or disable in "ADMINISTRATIVE Services"?

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#1
July 30, 2013 at 17:40:54
Use Seconfig XP
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://seconfig.sytes.net/
http://seconfig.sytes.net/?cat=2
Seconfig XP is able configure Windows not to use TCP/IP as transport protocol for NetBIOS, SMB and RPC, thus leaving TCP/UDP ports 135, 137-139 and 445 (the most exploited Windows networking weak point) closed.

Screenshot.
http://i.imgur.com/Mt3nzmh.gif


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#2
July 31, 2013 at 10:11:19
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I used to really like "tiny little firewall" it has become pay software. Currently using Comodo, but on a smaller leaner system you want to make sure you install just the firewall component and not the anti virus software.

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#3
July 31, 2013 at 10:17:56
Also, if you are behind a router, it is the security settings of the router being tested.

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#4
July 31, 2013 at 10:21:14
Haven't done the "shields up test for awhile" and with Comodo all ports were stealthed, but it was able to ping my router, so I failed the true stealth analysis. A flaw I usually fix but I must have reset mine at some point without redoing the advanced security options. So into the router I went and set it to ignore the Wan ping, and voila, it now passes GRC's test.....but note it was the router in my case the shield up test is pinging, not my local machine.

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