Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is it possible to deny or prevent or obstruct a network scan on the network where your computer is connected to?

share|improve this question
when you say network scanned what do you mean just not being able to be pinged? – ben950 Jan 11 '12 at 9:37
@ben950, meaning that your computer will be able to avoid the scanning and that include any communication such as ping. – Jack Jan 27 '12 at 7:35
up vote 1 down vote accepted

If you don't want your pc to be scanned for open ports or available services, you can use a firewall that closes/stealths the necessary ports. Beware, certain ports wil always be open to be able to communicate with the network.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.