Disable SMB V2 Service in Windows Vista NOW

  • Comments: 4
  • Written on: September 19th, 2009

There is a new piece of exploit code circulating on the web that takes advantage of the SMB v2 service in Windows Vista to remotely access your computer.

At this time there is no patch to fix the problem (although the problem was repaired in the final release of Windows 7). Bevause thuis is a new exploit, it is also likely that any attackers using this code could also bypass your security software.

To TEMPORARILY fix this problem, there is a utility you can download to turn of the SMB v2 service. This may impact your home networking situation depending on your configuration, however it will not impact most users at all.

In the absence of a patch, here’s what you can do:

* Click Here To Disable SMBv2

To revert the workaround, and re-enable SMBv2, you can:

* Click Here To Re-Enable SMBv2

  1. pays to live green said on September 19th, 2009 at 10:59 am

    In general, I would avoid using Vista at all. It’s such a memory hog and not at all a good operating system. Try using XP instead or switch over to a variety of Linux like Getoor or Ubuntu.

  2. Egipt said on September 29th, 2010 at 3:41 am

    Vista was the worst sytem from the Microsoft. It was very buggy and works really slow. I’m not amazed that they realesed Win7 instead of repearing Vista.

  3. Weekend Blog said on January 30th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    If anyone is still using Vista, I would strongly advise to update to Windows 7.

  4. Nilesh said on February 14th, 2011 at 3:56 am

    But in Windows 7 Home Basic Version
    Dos Printing is not possible without
    disabling smb V2. Is ther any other way for dos printing ?

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