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Posted: 9/14/2005 4:36:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 4:36:49 PM EDT by mayday]
I have a basic network at home with three computers hooked up. I also have ZoneAlarm on my pc.

How do I keep the other computers from accessing ANYTHING on my PC? What setting should I use?

Also, under the "firewall" setting, I clicked "custom" and checked off "allow outgoing DHCP"....what does it do?

...I know...I'm retarded
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:39:12 PM EDT
Turn off sharing and encrypt your HDD, what OS are you running.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:44:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FOX-:
Turn off sharing and encrypt your HDD, what OS are you running.



XP Home..

Where are those settings? walk me thru
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:45:12 PM EDT
You might think about spending a couple of hundred on having a professional come by and do it all correctly. I own one of those businesses, and there is a huge value - as long as you get a firm that has an established reputation and industry recognized technical affiliations and certifications.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:46:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mayday:

Originally Posted By FOX-:
Turn off sharing and encrypt your HDD, what OS are you running.



XP Home..

Where are those settings? walk me thru



You have AIM?

Holding for updates
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:47:02 PM EDT
Wouldn't it be easier to just delete all the porn?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:47:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FOX-:

Originally Posted By mayday:

Originally Posted By FOX-:
Turn off sharing and encrypt your HDD, what OS are you running.



XP Home..

Where are those settings? walk me thru



You have AIM?

Holding for updates



Que? Listen, I'm old and a computer retard..please bear with me. I have no idea what AIM is
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:48:38 PM EDT
If you turn the zone alarm firewall settings to High, that will keep the PC pretty locked down. You won't be able to share and other computers won't be able to see that one on the network. Mine also keeps ping requests from coming back.


Applying encryption to your hard drive will do nothing to stop network traffic to the PC.

Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:49:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DougR:
Wouldn't it be easier to just delete all the porn?



....why I dont know what you mean? Is that stuff available for computers?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:49:27 PM EDT
Just turn off "SHARING".

"Help" is usually a good place to start
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:49:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mayday:
I have a basic network at home with three computers hooked up. I also have ZoneAlarm on my pc.

How do I keep the other computers from accessing ANYTHING on my PC? What setting should I use?

Also, under the "firewall" setting, I clicked "custom" and checked off "allow outgoing DHCP"....what does it do?

...I know...I'm retarded



Are you on AOL's network?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:49:42 PM EDT
By the way, best wishes to you in getting this the way you want it. XP Home is not very flexible and we often just upgrade to XP PRO.

Good luck - seriously.

Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:51:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JoeWang:

Originally Posted By mayday:
I have a basic network at home with three computers hooked up. I also have ZoneAlarm on my pc.

How do I keep the other computers from accessing ANYTHING on my PC? What setting should I use?

Also, under the "firewall" setting, I clicked "custom" and checked off "allow outgoing DHCP"....what does it do?

...I know...I'm retarded



Are you on AOL's network?



no...Mozilla Firefox
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:51:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mayday:

Originally Posted By DougR:
Wouldn't it be easier to just delete all the porn?



....why I dont know what you mean? Is that stuff available for computers?



The only reason computers were rapidly assimilated by civilian society was for the transfer of porn. Brother, where have you been?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:55:52 PM EDT
How are your drives formatted? FAT32 or NTFS?

I ask, did you reformat your drives to NTFS after they were delivered from the factory? If not they are Fat32 and will never be 100% secure.

You can buy Norton secure or a bunch of other BS but unless you use it religiously its wasted money.

Someone above mentioned encrypting your whole drive, not a bad idea. As long as you're on the internet or an insecure network there is always the risk of compromise...

Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:56:11 PM EDT
Alright

Start

Control panel

Network connections

Click on Local Area Connection

There weill be a list in the window that appears, scroll down to File and Printer sharing for Mircosoft Networks, select that


Click the button underneth that that says Unistall

When asked to confirm, click yes.

After you get done with that, it might ask you to restart your computer, if it doesn't do it manually. If you need any more help, tell me.

-FOX-
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:57:25 PM EDT
AIM is Americal Online Instant Messanger. Don't worry, you don't need it.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:58:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JoeWang:
How are your drives formatted? FAT32 or NTFS?

I ask, did you reformat your drives to NTFS after they were delivered from the factory? If not they are Fat32 and will never be 100% secure.

You can buy Norton secure or a bunch of other BS but unless you use it religiously its wasted money.

Someone above mentioned encrypting your whole drive, not a bad idea. As long as you're on the internet or an insecure network there is always the risk of compromise...




Norton sucks, it uses way to much system resorces.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 4:58:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 5:08:20 PM EDT by FOX-]
Start

My Computer

Local disk (C:)

A buch of files and folder should pop up, this is where it gets interesting.

Move your cursor over a file or folder, use your right mouse button to click on it.

A small pop-up window will pop up, at the bottom it will say Properties, click on that

A new window should pop up, Click on the button that says adavnced.

Yet another new window should pop up. At the bottom there should be a check box that says "encrypt contents to secure data", click the check box, a check should apear in it.

Click OK

It will close that window and bring you back to the one you were at before. In thaqt window, click apply changes.

A new window will pop up, It will confirm with you that you want to encrypt the folder, make sure the check box says encypt folder and sub-folders

Click ok

It may take a few secounds to a few hours to encrypt, epnding on file size and computer speed, but most folders will be instant.

The apply button will turn grey, click ok on the left.

That should do it, do it to all folders in the (C:) drive.

If you need any extra help, tell me.

Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:03:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FOX-:
Alright

Start

Control panel

Network connections

Click on Local Area Connection

There weill be a list in the window that appears, scroll down to File and Printer sharing for Mircosoft Networks, select that


Click the button underneth that that says Unistall

When asked to confirm, click yes.

After you get done with that, it might ask you to restart your computer, if it doesn't do it manually. If you need any more help, tell me.

-FOX-



Ok...done! mmmmm, I can still look at porn right?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:09:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mayday:

Originally Posted By FOX-:
Alright

Start

Control panel

Network connections

Click on Local Area Connection

There weill be a list in the window that appears, scroll down to File and Printer sharing for Mircosoft Networks, select that


Click the button underneth that that says Unistall

When asked to confirm, click yes.

After you get done with that, it might ask you to restart your computer, if it doesn't do it manually. If you need any more help, tell me.

-FOX-



Ok...done! mmmmm, I can still look at porn right?



Yeah, read above on instruction on encrpting for exta security
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:11:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 5:11:35 PM EDT by FOX-]
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Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:22:21 PM EDT

Fox; I owe you a solid! Thanks a million!

The color of the file name is now blue; I asume its encrypted right?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:24:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2005 5:27:13 PM EDT by FOX-]

Originally Posted By mayday:
Fox; I owe you a solid! Thanks a million!

The color of the file name is now blue; I asume its encrypted right?



Mine turn green, but then agian I am running XP pro with a new visual style.


ETA: Glad to help, pass if foward.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:34:24 PM EDT
hmm
for me blue has always been files that XP has compressed to save space and green is encrypted
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:37:33 PM EDT
Is for me too, Maybay, check to make sure you checked the right box, it should still be checked when you go back into advanced.

Shark, what version of XP do you have?
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:42:44 PM EDT
Be carefully implementing EFS. Make a spare recovery key so you can get back into your system if you fubar it up. Best is to let someone who has used EFS before help you.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 5:46:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FOX-:
Is for me too, Maybay, check to make sure you checked the right box, it should still be checked when you go back into advanced.

Shark, what version of XP do you have?



both Pro and Home, both with sp2
although come to think of it, I've only ever tried the encrypting on the desktop that has pro. so with pro I'm positive encrypted turns green
on the laptop the compressed files turn blue, but since I just realized I've never encrypted on that one I can't say for sure that home turns green
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 6:41:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 7:
Be carefully implementing EFS. Make a spare recovery key so you can get back into your system if you fubar it up. Best is to let someone who has used EFS before help you.



+1


just his luck he will encrypt his important stuff on the HD copy it to a cd and never get it back if his HD crashes.


unfortunatly that has happened to me
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