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Disabling file and printer sharing for microsoft networks

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    Disabling file and printer sharing for microsoft networks


    If I disable file and printer sharing for microsoft networks under network and sharing, will it make me safer?
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    Also would disabling NetBios over TCP/IP make me safer?
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    I have file/printer sharing disabled on my laptop. No sense letting just anyone in via WiFi. Netbios I'm not sure if it's really used anymore. I'll let someone else speak to it.
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    Something odd I've noticed with file/printer sharing, I've noticed two different ways to disable/enable it.
    1 way to turn it off, Screenshot: Screenshot by Lightshot
    then I noticed a 2nd way, by going to adapter settings, right clicking, then click properties, then you see that it has a box ticked that says 'File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks', Screenshot: Screenshot by Lightshot
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Disabling file and printer sharing for microsoft networks
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