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How to close port 445 in windows for Security?

Even after you disable local file and print sharing,Windows XP still leaves port 445 open and listening for incomingconnections. If you are not using local networking, this can pose asecurity risk. To close this port you need to make a quick change to anentry in the Windows registry. 
NOTE:It is very important that if you do not feel comfortable editing theregistry or have never done it before that you avoid doing this rightaway and learn more about the Windows registry. Changing the wrongsetting or changing a setting incorrectly can cause Windows to notfunction correctly. 
Please be advised that "PC Tips by Anu" takes no responsibility for any damage caused to the operating system.

Here are the step-by-step instructions to close port 445 in Windows XP:
  1. Click "Start"
  2. Click "Run..."
  3. Where it says "Open:" type "regedit"
  4. Navigate to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters
  5. Find the value "TransportBindName" and right-click it to open up a menu of options.
  6. Click "Modify" (it is in bold text)
  7. Where it says "Value data:" delete whatever is in the box so the box is blank. The blank entry is what closes the port.
  8. Click "OK"
  9. Close the registry and reboot.
Thattakes care of it, now you are much safer from other machines on yourlocal network, or if you are plugged into a cable modem without arouter.

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