All my windows versions i all way lock em down,meaning massive mods to protect vs network attacks.
Mostly when it comes to win7 i just install and do a basic once over when its for others and forget, im still in winxp on my main system you see but XP getting old and the time to change to 7 is getting closer and closer, sadly win7 tends to get on my nerves but that's a topic for a another time.
Now when i do a netstat at the command line on my main box "winxp" with the mods i have you know what happens?
Thats right nothing ............ everything is off, every default windows service is disabled that uses a network, if i wanted i could surf the net with no firewall for a year with my setup and in bridged mode so no NAT and never get hacked.
Use to know someone way back when that use to use his computer with no firewalls in win98 all the time and never had problems too "all micro$oft ports closed"
Now of late im starting to do my homework on the win7 topic seeing as 50~60% of everyone is in win7.
So the question is this, anyone know how to close all default Microsoft service ports in win7 ?
This topic wasn't a problem in every version of windows older then vista but from the research iv done so far in newer versions of windows its not possible.
Has micro$oft pulled a fast one on network security topic once more ?