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Red Squirrel
Posted: Jun 25 2004, 09:46 PM
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Ndisuio.sys, a very mysterious system file is present in Windows XP and is a driver for wireless things such as wi-fi and bluetooth. However, there have been many issues with this file downloading immense amounts of data and perhaps causing activity that is "big brother"ish.

http://www.iceteks.com/articles/db.php/act...cle/ndisuio/p/1


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Posted: Jun 28 2004, 01:04 PM
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Hmm well it is a network-enabled driver, so it could be there are security flaws that allow this.

Also, you may want to look at this article: http://iamnotageek.com/articles.php?aid=10...&topic=Firewall

It's about the XP firewall being... well... microsoftish, it does not always work.


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Posted: Jun 30 2004, 05:55 PM
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lol true, well as long as you don't do windows update you're safe... no wait, that's contradicting... bah just get a router. laugh.gif

For a company that makes patches for patches I trust a router before the patches anyway. to be honest I never did windows update once on my win2k, and never had problems. There's other ways to keep things secure but you just have to know what you're doing. But the worse you can do is get a cracked copy or otherwise modified since some crackers wont only crack it, but they will insert things in it.

Might as well just buy it and that way you're safe, and you can do windows update.


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Posted: Jun 30 2004, 09:35 PM
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I have my registered copy of XP updated and use all the security measures I can. No problem so far. wink.gif
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Posted: Aug 28 2004, 12:11 PM
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Woah, you're on the same subnet as my local network... that's weird.


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Posted: Sep 14 2004, 11:16 PM
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weird that a network related file would be needed for a screen saver though... but it is an RPC thing so you just never know when it comes to that. laugh.gif


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Posted: Sep 20 2004, 02:02 PM
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Well it's safe, but if you don't need it, then you can block it, and even disable this file altogether.


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Posted: Sep 23 2004, 06:58 AM
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Right I Have now reg'd hopefully this will get a reply cos i know it is an old thread!

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Posted: Sep 24 2004, 05:34 PM
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I think it's just becase that file duplicates network activity, so if you've been to that site then it makes it look like it's trying to connect there.


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Posted: Jan 20 2005, 08:04 PM
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I don't think there's a paranoid one of us in the bunch. tongue.gif As far as Linux goes...I'm to old to care. laugh.gif
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Posted: May 16 2005, 08:31 PM
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Hi,
recently i logged my laptop to a local intranet and the admin had used
ndisuio.exe and ntokrnl.exe to control my comp. - atleast according to Sygate firewal
ndisuio.exe- Sygate says was used to find out all the running applications
and ntokrnl was used to enable th UDP -this i'm not sure what UDP is used for,
i have blocked it using sygate now,
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Posted: Jul 7 2005, 09:30 PM
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QUOTE (Red Squirrel @ Jun 28 2004, 01:04 PM)
Hmm well it is a network-enabled driver, so it could be there are security flaws that allow this.

Also, you may want to look at this article: http://iamnotageek.com/articles.php?aid=10...&topic=Firewall

It's about the XP firewall being... well... microsoftish, it does not always work.

Wait. The MICROSOFT firewall doesn't always work? Are you serious? blink.gif
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Posted: Jul 7 2005, 11:38 PM
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Yeah its' crap, dont trust it. Disable it and get something else. mind you, I've seen it where installing a firewall gives you the dreaded STOP error at startup when you reboot, so image your drive before installing the firewall in case you need to rollback, since BSODs are unescapable in most cases,on NT based OSes.

Oh and the firewall conflict is an XP thing, in 2000 all is smooth.


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