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How Do I Close Ports?


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How do I close ports on my computer?

I did a port scan on this website:http://www.auditmypc...ort-scanner.asp and it found an open port that Trojans use. How do I close it?

Type Port Services, Programs and Trojans that are commonly found to be running on this port.
TCP 4567 TRAM.
Trojans or Viruses known to use this port are: File Nail. File Nail.

Also HoverIP v1.0 found the following ports open:
Name Port Description
SMTP 25 Simple Mail Transfer
POP3 110 Post Office Protocol - Version 3
EPMAP 135 DCE endpoint resolution
Microsoft-DS 445 Microsoft-DS
Blackjack 1025 Network Blackjack
(blank) 1043 (blank)

Stopped scan at 10000
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Hello Calquon,

How exactly are you connected to the internet?
Are you using a router or are you directly connected?

If you are using a router, what router are you using?
If you're directly connected, I hope you have protected your computer with a firewall, If so, which one?

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Hello,
Thanks for replying

My laptop is connected to a Belkin wireless router which is connected to a DSL modem.

I don't have a Firewall, I tried to install one, but it won't let me with Norton Anti-Virus installed.

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I don't have a Firewall, I tried to install one, but it won't let me with Norton Anti-Virus installed.

What error message does this give you?

You should be able to log into your Belkin router through its IP (found in Ipconfig (under Default Gateway)). Log in and make restrictions to the port.
If you want a guide on how to do this feel free to ask, it's what we're here for :)

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Comodo Firewall Pro Installer:
The installer has detected the following incompatible applications currently installed on your computer:
Norton Personal Firewall 8.0.5.14
(didn't know I had Norton Firewall...I just installed Anti-virus)

I logged into the router and I blocked port 4567 on the default gateway ....2.1 and my private IP 2.3

Hopefully I can do the same on MY router (I'm borrowing the Belkin)
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Any decent router you should be able to block ports.
If not, open your Norton Firewall and look around for where you can block ports then block the port you'd like to block.
(Sorry, Can't deliver any guides on how to work with norton. I personally don't like the product and thus won't use it.)

Also, the other ports you mentioned are valid windows ports.
1043 is one that isn't from windows. This is used for something called BOINC Client.
You might want to google for "Port 1043 TCP" if you don't know what BOINC is.

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Can't find Norton Firewall exe

Why don't you like Norton and what do you use?

FYI from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BOINC)

The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is a non-commercial middleware system for volunteer computing, originally developed to support the SETI@home project, but intended to be useful for other applications in areas as diverse as mathematics, medicine, molecular biology, climatology, and astrophysics. The intent of BOINC is to make it possible for researchers to tap into the enormous processing power of personal computers around the world.

BOINC has been developed by a team based at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley led by David Anderson, who also leads SETI@home. As a "quasi-supercomputing" platform, BOINC has over 560,000 active computers (hosts) worldwide processing on average 1 PFLOPS as of April 7, 2008.[1] BOINC is funded by the National Science Foundation through awards SCI/0221529,[2] SCI/0438443[3] and SCI/0721124.[4]

The framework is supported by various operating systems, including Microsoft Windows and various Unix-like systems including Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X. Released under the GNU Lesser General Public License, BOINC is free software.


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Can't find Norton Firewall exe

Why don't you like Norton and what do you use?

FYI from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BOINC)

Ok, So I assume you do know what BOINC is :)

The reason I don't like norton is because I've had trouble with it in the past and it generally takes up more resources then needed.
I personally use the following tools:
AVG Free (here) = Virus Scanner
Zone Alarm (here) = Firewall
And I manually scan for Adware / Spyware. Usually with tools like MBAM (Google MBAM and you'll find it) or SUPERAntiSpyware.

Also, the norton firewall is probably not called "norton firewall.exe".

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Olrik
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Thanks a lot for your help
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You're welcome.
Might I ask out of interrest.
Are you going to keep norton or are you going to switch over to other products?

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Seeing as I paid $, I am going to keep Norton for now.

Once my subscription is up, I think I will research free anti-virus programs.

I've heard a lot about AVG, that is the first one I would try.
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Sounds good to me :)
Just keep in mind that norton is a bit rough to un-install.
Once the time comes your subscription runs out I suggest you check out this link.
http://service1.syma...n...v=&osv_lvl=

That gives you step by step instructions on how to keep your norton licence code and will provice you with a removal tool.

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Thank you
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