Solved Sub-Nets vs Workgroups? Put infected PC on its own Workgroup

July 9, 2012 at 11:59:15
Specs: Windows XP
Trouble shooting an infected XP Home PC on a small peer-to-peer windows workgroup.

Network setup: Cable Modem connected to Linksys Router connected to several PC's.

We want the infected PC to have internet access while cleaning... for online scans, downloading tools, etc

But do not want to allow virus(s) to migrate to other PC's on the workgroup.

Will putting the infected PC in it's own workgroup... or simply not making it a member of the workgroup with the other PC's... provide adequate isolation ?

Currently disconnecting all other PC's or turning them off while the infected PC is on... and this is difficult for other users of the small network.

Thanks for any help.
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#1
July 9, 2012 at 12:01:50
being or not being in a workgroup does nothing to protect the other pcs.

to do that you configure the other pcs to deny all access to the infected pc.

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#2
July 9, 2012 at 17:52:14
How do you set the other PC's to deny all access from the infected PC?

Thanks for the help.


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July 10, 2012 at 11:33:43
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You go into the windows firewall. Add the host name of the infected pc and set to deny.

http://technet.microsoft.com/librar...

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