Folder and printer sharing is a convenient way to work in a networked environment but could pose a security risk. The service, however, could be vulnerable and then exploited, such as in the case of ransomware attacks. Therefore, it is advisable to disable the service when not in use instead of disabling the sharing of specific folders or printers.
File and print sharing service can be disabled in the Advanced sharing settings window from within Control Panel. You can choose to disable the service per network or for all the networks.
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