How can i block people from accessing my machine via file explorer(C:\\machine name) and people should not be able to ping my machine.

How can I block people from accessing my machine via file explorer(C:\\machine name)
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people in my network should not be able to access my Files or C drive the RDP or file explorer both should be disalbed

and if someone tries to ping my machine the ping should not send any packets.

How can i do it.
Sudarshanbabu yaragudiAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Set the Windows Firewall to block File Sharing.  ICMP is a setting under file sharing.  

Of course, your network admins can override you and you can't do anything about that - even if you disable it, they can automatically re-enable it so long as you are on the network.

Further, users should not have access to your C: drive unless you're security is a joke.  Only admins have access to the C: administrative shares.  If everyone is an admin, your security is a joke.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
They can only access if they have a password or are a system admin.  If there is a system admin, presumably you have a server so all data should be on the server where even the admin cannot access your personal information.
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James BunchSystems EngineerCommented:
To disable the remote connectivity you need to disable remote connectivity. What version of windows are you using?
To prevent ping from working, you have to shut down the ICMP protocol from inbound settings on the firewall on windows.
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Sudarshanbabu yaragudiAuthor Commented:
well, i am an administrator for the machine, however, I have fewer privileges to make any changes to the firewall.

Anything other steps you would recommend
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I have fewer privileges to make any changes to the firewall.
Then you are NOT the administrator of the machine - OR you are on a domain AND your Network / Domain Admins have restricted your ability to do certain things.  If that's the case, then you can only control what you can control.
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
IF you're computer admin you can install some Antivirus software with build in firewall, like Symantec Antivirus or Kaspersky Antivirus and set policy there since thous programs disabling Windows Firewall and taking control over it, but your Domain Admin will not like it so probably he will remove it after he will realize what contraband you did :)
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arnoldCommented:
disable sharing, set the network to public instead of home/work/private public is the most stringent firewall setting.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
We should ask if this is a corporate PC.  If so and you are trying to thwart company policy, we at Experts Exchange are not allowed to assist.
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Why do you need to know this?
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arnoldCommented:
To avoid someone circumvent corporate policy, possibly "hack" I.e. This may prevent system/network admin from being able to detect an unauthorized install, function.
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
If you are an administrator, you should know. If you aren't, you shouldn't.
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
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