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Port Scanning Tool to check my pc's open ports

by mamontano / October 27, 2012 1:00 AM PDT

Looking for the best and easiest tool for doing this.

TIA

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There are too many and I can't guess
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2012 1:03 AM PDT

I can't guess what folk think is easy or not. And by design, the ports SHOULD BE OPEN so apps work. Only those new to the PC, networking or have been suckered into, or scared by some article that OPEN PORTS ARE BAD would get too upset over an open port.

With that said, try the old Shields Up you find with google.
Bob

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Just trying to learn Bob
by mamontano / October 27, 2012 9:24 PM PDT

Ran netstat but it doens't explain what's using the port very clearly. Read about tools like "open ports scanner", "angry ip scanner", etc. Was trying to decide on one of these type of tools. Guess I should have been more specific. The one you suggest looks like this is done from the outside which I have not tried yet. I use to have a company that would remote in for troubleshooting and maintenance but they didn't seem to help that much so i cancelled service. Just trying to make sure the port they used is closed. I deleted the program they used "logemein"
and went into admin tools/services and disabled the service that had reference to "logmein rescue". Hopefully that did it. Just was looking for an easier tool. Thanks, Mike

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Thanks Bob
by mamontano / October 27, 2012 10:00 PM PDT

Did the shields up. Everything good to go plus a site with a wealth of info.

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Glad to see you found a balance.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 28, 2012 2:05 AM PDT

After seeing a few descend into a dark place (no internet) after trying to scan like this and implementing a maximum security PC, I may sound as if this is a bad idea. It's only when folk go overboard that you toss them a life ring and hope for the best.
Bob

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