Simple TCP/ IP services are used for testing the functionality of TCP/IP services. These services are not required to perform essential network operations but the vulnerabilities in them could be exploited by hackers to perform Denial of Service (DOS) or bandwidth-hogging attacks. To prevent this, disable them in your network computers.
Follow the below steps to resolve the misconfiguration.
Step 1: Open control panel
Step 2: Navigate to programs and features.
Step 3: Click on "Turn Windows features on or off.
Step 4: Disable "Simple TCP/IP services"Step 5 : Click ok.
Potential issues that may arise after applying the resolution
Altering the existing security setting may create the following impact in your network operations. Legacy protocols are present to support operations of legacy applications and services. Disabling them would cause those applications to stop functioning.
Does remediation require reboot?
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