Computer exposed to internet without a firewall, now what do I do?
May 6, 2008 7:28 PM Subscribe
My computer has recently been exposed to the wild internet without being behind a firewall. I'm running Windows 2000 without a software firewall. What should I do now to clean my machine and make sure it hasn't been subject to an exploit?
posted by miasma to computers & internet (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I made the mistake of putting a gaming device in the DMZ of my router for a short while. When I came back today, the dynamically assigned IP had switched, and it was my computer that was in the DMZ. As a result, my computer has been exposed to the wild internet without a firewall. I have all the latest service packs and hotfixes installed. What else should I do to make sure that my machine hasn't been exploited?
I have Spybot S&D for spyware and AVG for virus checking.