Running unnecessary services and programs on your windows or any operating system makes it more vulnerable for cyber attacks. Best example is IPv6. Most people don’t know what is IPv6? IPv6 is by default enable in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Until and unless you are using IPv6 features, it’s better to turn off IPv6 on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
If you are not using IPv6 features it’s better to turn it off. Its very east to turn off IPv6. Open registry editor:
Type "regedit" in run prompt.
Search for "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\ "
When you find this registry key "create a DWORD value named DisabledComponents and set the value to 0xffffffff"
If in near future you want to enable IPv6 just change the value to 0.
This post has been contributed by Ajay Pathak from Readerszone. Thanks Ajay for this post!