In Windows 7 how do you prevent ALL Ping responses

January 3, 2012 at 10:02:56
Specs: Win 7
The explanations I've found for disabling Ping responses have
been confusing. How should it be done with the Windows 7
firewall turned on? I want to prevent ALL Ping responses.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
January 3, 2012 at 11:07:54
If you are using a router check the routers documentation. Most firewalls in routers can be set to block ICMP packets which is what ping it. The pink is then blocked at the router before it gets anywhere near a computer.

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January 3, 2012 at 12:22:02
You want to prevent all ping responses....coming from where?

If your pc is behind a router it can't be pinged from the internet.
If you are trying to prevent ping on the lan I have to ask why? What purpose will that serve you?

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#3
January 3, 2012 at 13:25:56
I don't know much about how it works. My understanding is
that any computer could ping mine over the Internet, and if
Windows is not set to ignore the ping, it will reply.

I have no router and no LAN.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
January 3, 2012 at 13:37:20
If you have no router and no lan that means you have no internet access which in turn means you have nothing to worry about.

Now if you are just raw on the internet [which means you have a lan even if its just one machine] you need to engage and configure the windows firewall.

From its help file you get

You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.

To find ICMP and logging settings, open Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

Click to open Administrative Tools.‌ If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Double-click Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

To change logging settings:

Under Public Profile, click Windows Firewall Properties.

Click the tab for the profile that you want to change.

Under Logging, click Customize.

In the dialog box that appears, change the settings you want to change, and then click OK.

You can specify ICMP settings by creating inbound or outbound rules using the ICMPv4 or ICMPv6 protocol.

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#5
January 29, 2012 at 09:46:11
I couldn't understand how to make a "rule", but I did
something simpler and it apparently works. I closed
all the ports, incoming and outgoing. Every last one.
No apparent problems yet, after several days, and the
ShieldsUp! test at grc.com of the first 1056 ports and
of ICMP Ping shows that the ports are stealthed and
there is no Ping response.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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