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Network Shares - SMB Description

This tool is designed to access resources such as network drives or printers shared by Windows through the SMB/CIFS or NetBIOS protocol. This tool can help you identify the shares that are vulnerable to unauthorized access including 'writable share' access commonly used for propagation by worms.


  • Shows visible shared resources on Microsoft network
  • Shows hidden shared resources on Microsoft network
  • Shows drive path of shared resource
  • 'Open' (writable) Share Detection
  • Operating System Detection as reported by NetBIOS and SMB (CIFS)
  • Network 'Browser' Status
  • Shows LANA and local network info with MAC addresses mapped to IP addresses
  • Filter responses by IPv4 address range
  • Filtering to reduce number of NetBIOS share responders on large networks

The screenshot shows the shares on the local network including hidden shares and disk drive paths. We have also include the ability to test those shares to see if they are writable or 'open shares' which would indicate a vulnerability to worms and other malware. Open shares are marked in RED. The lower window in the screenshot shows details about the systems that are sharing information on the network including MAC (Media Access Control) address, IP address, system type (ie. Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, NT 4 Server, XP, 2003 etc.), network browser status (ie. master, backup, potential browser) and other ethernet related information.

LAN Info Screenshot


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