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Some questions regarding Port 68

Well, yesterday I got infected by the Antivirus 2008 virus, I ran Ad-Aware, Avast!, Windows Defender, CCleaner, HijackThis, SmithfraudFix, and CWShredder. Then I ran the GRC Shields UP! tool and in the All Service Ports part of the test I get that the Port 68 in my computer is Closed and not in Stealth mode. So, CNet what can I do to put that port in stealth mode, and most important of all, I want to know if that port is know for the entrance of malware.

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Just asking.

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I'm a stupid.

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It was just a stupid thing that I did by granting access to a installer.

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No idea...

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Umm... does anyone know how to put that Port in Stealth mode?

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PORT 68 - Information

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PORT 68 - Information
Port Number: 68
TCP / UDP: UDP
Delivery: No
Protocol / Name: bootpc,bootpc
Port Description: bootpc.'bootp/dhcp client, bootstrap protocol client'
Virus / Trojan: No

Since it's only used at boot time I see no reason you can't tell your firewall to block it. HOWEVER I expect your DHCP to fail and you may block your entire internet access.
Bob

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well...

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ohh well, so it looks like it isn't dangerous? But the thing is that I have used the GRC Shields Up! tool before, and I have gotten the all ports are in Stealth mode message, and wasn't showing that port closed like today. But thank you anyway!

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I want to know if that port is know for the entrance

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' I want to know if that port is know for the entrance of malware.'

Pot 68 Local and Port 67 Remote are used by your DHCP which stands for Dominion Host Configuration Protocol. This is how your ISP connects with your PC.

For more information on Ports and what is used please have a look at this.

http://www.iss.net/security_center/advice/Exploits/Ports/default.htm
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DHCP

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DHCP stands for <I><B>DYNAMIC</B></I> HOST CONFIGURATION PROTOCOL.
This is the method by which IP addresses are assigned automatically to devices.

Dave

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I like "Dominion"

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Sort of gives it a Deep Space Nine twist.

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(NT) Thank you Robert

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(NT) I stand corrected, thank you.

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Thanks for the link

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Hey dawillie

Thanks for the port list from the ISS, that will certainly go towards my understanding. Happy

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