Friday, September 18, 2009

Protect your system from hackers

With the identity theft gaining more and more importance day by day, here are few of the tips for my blog visitors to protect themselves from hackers.

First of all, you need to switch to a good firewall.

Here is Sygate Personal Firewall. It is one of the most powerful firewalls i have ever used!

and secondly, go to start menu->run and type services.msc and press enter.

now double click Remote Registry, Routing and remote access and Remote Desktop Help Session Manager one by one and stop these services before disabling them and hitting OK in their respective property boxes.

Finally, right click my computer, and click properties. Under the Remote tab, uncheck the checkbox under Remote Assistance as well as uncheck the checkbox under Remote Desktop and hit OK.

as a final safety measure, change the name of your computer as well!

go to my computer's properties and under the Computer Name tab, click the Change button and give a new name for your computer. This name is used to identify your computer on the network.

I guess now nobody can hack your system!

For ensuring your additional safety, also disable the telnet service from services.msc however its an optional step. But sometimes it can prove to be critical.

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