socks port open ??

  jonnydee7 21:00 05 May 06

Hello all you clever people out there. I'm a complete novice so I need help !
Apparently I may have a socks port open on my computer - whatever that is !? and I understand this is not good ... so ... how do I close it ??
Many thanks in anticipation

  Jackcoms 21:14 05 May 06

Go here click here and run the scans. They will tell you which ports, if any, are open.

  jonnydee7 09:47 07 May 06

Hello Jackcoms ..... thanks for the advice ... a very comprehensive means of checking if ports are open ... but
.... how do you close a specific port ?

  Jackcoms 08:49 08 May 06

Install a firewall

  jonnydee7 10:16 17 May 06

OK yes thank you .... but what if I have accidentally told the firewall to allow access to a port that I shouldn't of ?

  Jackcoms 10:33 18 May 06

Reverse your decision and "tell" the firewall to block that port.

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