[thelist] Popups too

Ryan Tames rytames at telusplanet.net
Mon Dec 15 10:16:04 CST 2003

On 15 Dec 2003 at 10:27, john at johnallsopp.co.uk wrote:

Oh, you mean netsend?

open the network dialog properties box for the internet connection,
and uncheck:

-- client for Microsoft networks,
-- file and Printer Sharing,
-- NetBEUI Protocol,

close the dialog, and maybe reboot.

if netbios and ms networks is actually needed over the internet,
then just block the netsend port. But still... unchecking and disabling
(don't uninstall) will save you from some worms and viruses too; Plus
some system cracks.

> Hi
> My mum (can you tell I've been doing my Christmas rounds?) has got
> those popup messages that seem to be plaguing people nowadays. I don't
> even know what they're called .. they are messages exploiting an open
> port in Windows XP.
> Now she's tried to download and run a number of firewalls and failed
> to get them to run, or hasn't understood how to make them work.
> Does anyone have a fix for the problem or a favourite dead simple
> firewall with a foolproof installation that I can point her at?
> Cheers
> J
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