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CLOSED PORTS

Posted on 2007-11-29
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I've just done a 'Shields Up' test on my PC having changed my router and i have found that most ports are closed rather than in stealth mode
is this a bad thing and if so can i change it
OS WinXP with SP2
I use the windows firewall and the NAT on the router is enabled
thanks
dc
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Don't worry about it. Stealth just means that your PC is not responding on the port at all, while closed means that your system has returned a response to say that you are not accepting a connection. If anything the stealth ports are MORE likely to be targeted. But it is not a threat. As long as you dont have loads of OPEN ports :o)
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thanks dc
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