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Disabling Client For Microsoft Networks


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#1 Chillum

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 06:53 PM

Hi I was recently reading this article on ShieldsUp  https://www.grc.com/su-fixit.htm about disabling the client for Microsoft networks.Are there any real security benefits for doing this and if so what would happen if I did? e.g. would I still be able to receive updates from Windows? I've already unchecked file and printer sharing and not bothered about any file sharing.I'm using Win 10 btw ..sorry for the noob question and thanks for any replies and info.    



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 07:14 PM

Are there any real security benefits for doing this and if so what would happen if I did? e.g. would I still be able to receive updates from Windows?   

The article already explained what the security benefit is.  And no, disabling the setting in question will not affect your ability to receive Windows updates.


Edited by Agouti, 19 February 2016 - 07:14 PM.





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