How to disable File and Printer Sharing

Within Windows lies the ability to share files from a remote PC or print to a device located elsewhere on a local-area network (LAN). If you don't have a LAN and use only one computer, you don't need file sharing. Turning it on just exposes you to virus writers and criminal hackers, who often look for such systems because file sharing is a known way to remotely access the contents of your hard drive. To keep your computer safe, we recommend turning off File and Printer Sharing within Windows unless you are connected to a LAN (as in a home network, an office, a university, or a corporation). CNET Security Center How to disable File and Printer Sharing - CNET reviews

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 7th October 2005 5:44AM