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IanM Sophos Footer T&Cs Help Cookie Info Contact Support © 1997 - 2017 Sophos Ltd. To help you smoothly bypass the marketing hype, there is a choice of the best firewalls for each type at Commercial And Free Firewall Download Reviews for software firewalls. Once martindw 0 27 Sep 2006 3:51 PM In reply to VelvetFog: HoweverIdohaveonefriendwhohasinstalledVMWareonhislaptop,andisrunningAstaroandWindowsonthesamelaptopasVMWaresessions.HeusestheAstarofirewallinsteadoftheWindowsfirewalltohandlesecurityonthemachine.Ihavenottriedit,butheswearsitworksgreat. No doubt the first two service packs will improve the performance and features. his comment is here

You'll want to understand this to get the best security for your bucks! info for those hard disks that support this feature and show hard disk temperatures too, if supported. I have ZASS on this XP pro, and on the Vista Utl. Then test that your firewall is secure with an external scan.

PCWorld Home Forum Today's Posts FAQ Calendar Community Groups Albums Member List Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links View Forum Leaders Who's Online What's New? The only problem I've ever had was when I used a default port on the WAP gateway (which functions like a proxy server.) Someone hit 8080 and used my IP address Nothings, changed, just the default settings switched on by Windows XP. If I'm not, you can probably just give the same ports for both internal and external.

drees 0 16 Sep 2006 11:57 PM In reply to Lorlas: Yes,theAstarosolutionsarestandalonedevices.AndthetypicalsetupistoplugthefirewallintotheinternetandthelocalareanetworkandhavealldevicesontheLANsharetheinternetconnection.Thetypesofdevicesyoupluginbehindthefirewalldoesnotmatter,justaslongastheyuseastandardTCP/IPstack. What a choice! Fixed: Upgrade issue from Suite to Extreme Fixed: Diagnostics Tool uploading Click Here to Download 15.0.159.17147 Page 1 of 2 12 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of 20 Sophos Community Search User Help Site Search User Forums Email Appliance Endpoint Security and Control Endpoint Self Help Tool Free Tools Intercept X Malware Questions Mobile Phish Threat PureMessage Reflexion SafeGuard

The short answer is 'no' for most users. I have used the firewalls mentioned above, but my attitude to how effective they really are or any other 'free' firewalls, may indeed turn out to be a lemon. Spend a little time getting a feel for the options and setting the configuration that best suits your usage. Click OK. > How can you check the IP address of your computer ?

The Best Wireless Router... Just click the 'OFF' button. Don't ever count on having both at once. - RAH AnonymousAug 14, 2005, 3:33 PM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)That's what I thought...thanks...I'll just disable it if I switch to With basic security configuration, a wireless connection can be accessed by other computers and crackers in the vicinity.

Or its because you havent assigned both computers IP addresses under their lan icons. Is XP Firewall Safe?... But "as they now tell me, even tho Dell'ssite does not let you know that when you change the 8800GTX 768 to the 8800GT 512" the systemwill change to the lower Results 1 to 5 of 5 Thread: Basic Firewall Security Questions...

Forum New Posts FAQ Calendar Community Groups Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links Today's Posts View Site Leaders Blogs Gallery Album Gallery Picture Gallery SG Main Advanced Search Forum Broadband http://comvurgent.com/xp-pro/xp-pro-install-question.html All Rights Reserved. Windows Vista has Windows Defender tool Windows XP has No Windows Defender tool available - prevents from spyware & unwanted S/W installing on computer. 3. I'msure Dell will not want to replace it, But it "might add to my total return" will see, And yes Ican return all and recieve all my money back because of

You must have to REGISTER before you can post: Click the register link above to proceed. By only filtering incoming traffic, unless we can guarantee our computers are free of all malware and our system and software patches are up-to-date, there is a high risk that... Don't ever count on having>> both at once. - RAH>> Ask a new question Read More Firewalls Microsoft Windows XP Related Resources XP Firewall How to disable a firewall Sp2 firewall http://comvurgent.com/xp-pro/xp-pro-re-install-question.html Tried McAfee - it constantly stopped working for me and required reinstalls.

Oh yeah, both computers are using Windows XP Pro Thanks 26-07-2005,10:07 PM #2 tweak'e View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message tweakedgeek Join Date Dec 2004 Location winterlessnorth (well almost) Switching off the XP firewall is simple. Zonealarm will give you much more control and a better since of security.

Enabling the Windows XP firewall Click Start, Settings, Control Panel and open Network Connections.

Remember one thing, NAT routers really are there to block any incoming traffice, they're basically dumb basic one way firewalls. reader _________________________ Reply With Quote Quick Navigation Network Security Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums News and Announcements News and Announcements Broadband & Never again. Advanced Search Forum General Hardware/Software Technical Support Q/A XP firewall question If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.

I keep clean networks, windows updates, good antivirus and malware tools. In addition, from time to time I may make my music server available on a port from my Windows XP machine I'm using as a fileserver. But which type is best for our computer? check over here It is often possible to get a system to start in safe mode when it won't start normally.

I'mtrying a case ticket with Iolo first.. Those are read-only systems...or at least you need a username/password to access their configuration pages. On your PC, click, 'START' then 'CONTROL PANEL' From the list of functions that appear, scroll down and click on 'SECURITY CENTER' At the bottom of the window, you'll see 'MANAGE We can buy firewalls -- software and hardware -- or we can use a free firewall download.

Port 80 is often targeted. SM never seemed to be all that important to me. It also has a WAP gateway, but that's inaccessible to most IP addresses (save my own cellphones.) A security check using SG's own free web tools shows the HTTP ports are I'd used Sygate for several > years and it seemed ok...> > Until I switched to WinXPx64 and had to find a 64-bit firewall, I used Sygate, as well.

Do you have Vista/ZASS?? I changed the port and limited access to users who have my cellphone provider's IP address. Copyright © 2005-2013 | Guard Privacy & Online Security | All Rights Reserved SBI! IPCONFIG /ALL > How to access the Windows System Registry ?

What are their System Requirements ? I'm playing in the same house but different rooms though. (Thats not a problem) and we are not playing online. It's a lite firewall that does half the job of protecting our PCs from attack. thats my .02 Reply With Quote 03-28-05,05:08 AM #3 YeOldeStonecat View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Moderator Join Date Jan 2001 Location Somewhere along the shoreline in New England

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