Posted 22 April 2009 - 06:41 AM
I have disabled the ports for DCOM, Netbios and Locator using Windows Worms Doors Cleaner [I run Comodo firewall, but it doesn't present an alternative to blocking these ports that I don't use] Anyway, now LAC is continuously on the state of acquiring address [previously obtained 169.254.xxx.xxx and try to establish connections to 169.254.xxx.255, like 10 connections every 12 minutes even though I had "use for microsoft client" and "network sharing and printers" disabled in its properties]. And if it is disabled, the ISP connection drops as well.
1 - is it possible to bypass LAC? It's quite bugging as it doesn't actually do anything, just a continuous traffic as it searches for a valid IP.
2 - Is the windows updater going to be affected, does it depend on any of those blocked ports [i.e. 135,137-139,445]. To my humble knowledge it accesses port 80 [or 8080?], could someone confirm/ infirm?