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Is This Safe? Has Anyone Tried Or Know About This?


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This program is extracted from the following guide. I've got problem with the errors mentioned there so i tried it out. Initial figure was 10, and i upped to 100, which is the advised number as shown above. However i tried upping it to 10000, trying to see if it would help or worsen things.

http://www.speedguid...les.php?id=1497

Any advise?
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Never increase the max number of half-open connections!!!!
It doesn't increase internet speed.
It's there to stop worms spreading fast!
Uninstall it now!
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if you read in the program it warned you that it would help spread worms faster y would you do that? So awnsering your question is it safe....NO!
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ya, so im assuming 100 is the optimal rate?
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put it back to what ever it was before you changed anything.
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that was 10. And at 10, i get disconnected every 15 mins from the internet.

Anyway, does that mean that if my comp is free from worms attack, i wont be at risk at all?
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increasing the amount of concurrent half open connections...you won't neccessarily damage your computer...you just make your machine more dangerous to other computers...as any worm that uses these connections to proliferate...will have more open doors to go through to get to other people's computers
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oic. From what i understand of worms, as long as u have good updated firewall, getting infested with worms is unlikely. And if its unlikely, it doesnt matter how fast or slow it spreads.

Am i right?
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something like that...
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plus....we can't really tell you "no...you can't do that because you'll become a worm server or a zombie box"...cuz...honestly that's your perogative...i would personally prefer that you try your hardest not to be a part of virus proliferation (whether intentional or not)...but i can't force you to...
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i second that, place it a lower setting and then you'll step up to making cyber world safer for everyones use :tazz: .
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ok thx alot guys. Thx for the advise =)
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