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Title: prevent 'pinging'
Post by: scanme on December 12, 2010, 05:09:03 PM
there was a program I had a while back, it was a bunch of tools in one program. I can't remember the name of the program, but one of the tools was something that you could check off to prevent anyone from pinging your computer. If I understood that software right (Im not a techy by any stretch of the imagination) it would or could prevent someone hacking into your computer, by preventing them from pinging it. It seemed like a good thing to have, but I dont use it and haven't for some time because the overall software package was kind of buggy, and sometimes the pinging part wouldn't work right. I wish I could remember the name.....but I wondered if PcWinTech could write such a program or even if he has one already. Just a thought, I think this would be a good security program to have. Thankyou.
Title: Re: prevent 'pinging'
Post by: Shane on December 12, 2010, 05:23:00 PM
Its a good idea, but not needed  :wink:

Windows XP and above already blocks ping's via the Windows firewall. And almost all routers you are behind also blocks pings.

Here is an example inside a router
http://www.pcwintech.com/files/screenshots/Netgear-WGR614_v9/018.png

And here is an example from the windows firewall.
http://www.seas.ucla.edu/security/firewall.html

Shane
Title: Re: prevent 'pinging'
Post by: scanme on December 13, 2010, 11:16:02 AM
thanks for letting me know that. I've always had that in the back of my mind, looking  for a program that would do that, now I don't have to give it any more thought. Thanks!