NZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1137 times:
Excuse my ignorance, but what exactly is a firewall?
I've seen it mentioned a lot on other sites but wasn't sure what it was.
Is it some sort of buffer or barrier to stop hacking or viruses etc?
If so, I might get one then.
Sorry, not too computer lit here.
Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1115 times:
Port 137-139 are owned by NetBIOS, and used for filesharing on networks. If you don't have a home network I'd make sure that you haven't got NetBIOS installed in your network properties.
If you allready haven't, set your firewall to block these 3 ports if you don't use them.