Improve Windows Security By Closing Open PortsImprove Windows Security By Closing Open Ports
Improve Windows Security By Closing Open Ports !!!
A standard Windows operating system has a number of ports open after installation. Some of these ports are needed for the system to function properly while others might not. These ports can pose a security risk as every open port on a system might be an entry point for a malicious user.
A port basically allows communication to or from the device. Characteristics are a port number, an IP address and a protocol type. This article will give you the tools at hand to identify and evaluate the open ports on your Windows system to make a decision in the end whether they can or should be closed or left open.
How To Close Ports !!!
So i've been looking for a while on just how to close a port on a computer. I simply
couldn't find a way. Well, i finally found it. This'll only work for windows users (unless
your unix version OS has netsh).
it's actually quite simple. here's the command for it:
netsh firewall delete portopening TCP portnumber
it's that simple.
Simply go to START -> RUN -> and type in that command up there,
and it'll close it for you.
or, you can also open up command prompt (START -> RUN -> CMD) and type in "netsh"
without the quotes to get to your windows firewall settings.
however, since i'm such a nice guy, i wrote it all out in a vbs script for you so that it's
automatically run able.
As well as a batch script. so here you are fellas:
set ss = createobject("wscript.shell")
set ws = wscript
PORT = InputBox("Enter the port you wish to close:")
ss.sendkeys "firewall delete portopening TCP " & PORT
title Port Closer
echo Port Closer
set /p port=Type the port number you wish to close here:
netsh firewall delete portopening TCP %port%
msg /w * Port %port% has been closed.