CameraWindow problem? - Solved
This was very helpful!
Originally Posted by cateyed
SSDP Discovery Service / Canon CameraWindow
Folks the SSDP Discovery Service is bad because it opens up a vulnerability in windows. I'm not here to make you scared or paranoid, it's just a fact that UPNP could be used by a hacker to exploit your computer. Simply put, UPNP allows someone to establish a connection to your computer without you knowing - which is never good. The root of this problem is that the canon camera access library 8 service wants to depend on it, so you can't run one without the other.
However! - We can modify the canon access library service to no longer depend on the SSDP service – which it doesn’t need in the first place!
1 - open regedit
2 - goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\C CALib8
3 - double click on DependOnService
4 - delete the second line "SSDPSRV"
5 - close regedit
6 – open up services (start->run>services.msc)
7 – stop the SSDP Discovery Service
8 – done
Congratulations, you have won a battle against the hackers and made the net slightly safer.
p.s. as I understand it UPNP was created by people who wanted firewalls to open up incoming ports automatically for things like NAT traversal. Unfortunately, as we know, the bad people will always use things like this to bolster their bot fleets. Good luck.