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hi guys iam new to daniwebs so if i am going about this the wrong way you will have to excuse me. I have a problem with xp home ie as soon as I turn on my pc or do a warm reboot I have to turn on windows firewall because if I don't it leaves my port 139 wide open to attack from who knows what this happends every time .I have zonealarm running & I have never had this sort of thing before and I have a generic host process for win32 (app svchost.exe asking to access the internet I carn't seem to find out what is goin on

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..and svchost needs access, cos it controls some aspects of networking. Mine maintains a UDP connection with my ISP, it listens on 135 [TCP], does DNS requests, FTP, handles shared access for http....

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thanxs guys your info was very usefull I will have a look at the problem again thanxs again
will popin in evey day to check things out;)

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Hi kingy55,
As stated, you are running a 3rd party firewall! What happens to the open port when you do enable Windows firewall??

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hi bob, well when i turn xp firewall on my port 139 then becomes stealth what i don't understand is why it won't stay on when i boot up or do a warm reboot I have to do it manually oh & I am using IE7 with zonealarm pro firewall. dont surpose there is any sort of software I can download to close all ports & make them stealth thanx for your help

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dont surpose there is any sort of software I can download to close all ports & make them stealth thanx for your help

yeah, its called a firewall .lol
you should be able to configure zonealarm to do that ,don't ask me how, because i don't use it !

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thanxs guys get it now zonealarm turns off win xp wirewall something to do with sp2 good old microsoft

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Yes, it does do that.. just to save the double checking of "two" firewalls. Comodo does not, so you do it yourself.

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