i was using a forum and debating with one guy in particular who decided to prove to me that he could hack my computer. He said that one of my ports was open and two others were exposed. he said look at the new entry under HKCU for proof. How do i check the registry for a new entry and how do i close the ports he was talking about? Would it be things like Msn messenger?
i've installed zone alarm firewall and it came up with the file that i presumed he had put in there, called sam.dll. there was another one called sam.srv has anyone heard of either of these things or know what he could do with them while they are in there? i tried to uninstall them and it said access denied
The person is talking utter rubbish. He has no chance of hacking your computer and nor has anyone else. He is obviously 7 years old or 45 and still living in his mothers' cellar The file is a security file for card reader recognition.....click here
Your ports are open all the time as you need them open to connect to the net. Ports can be 'stealthed' but this is also cobblers as the ports are still there. If the forum contains half-wits like the above guy I would not even bother going there as you will learn nothing but utter rubbish.
I'm a bit confused now. Gandalf says he has no chance of hacking my computer but Acolyte says if they want to get in they can. I ran the port checker and it said my pc was well hidden but is it possible that this guy has installed something to enable him access or not?
Its very unlikely that he put anything on your pc. If you have an up to date virus checker run it. It should pick anything up and remove it. It sounds to me (like Gandelf says) that he was winding you up.