Firewall for NTL

  underworldmagic 19:34 24 Apr 04


i am currently using Zone Alarm which came with the NTL broadband setup CD but it is not that effective. i believe that windows XP professional has a built in firewall, but i dont know how to enable it.

i know that i am supposes to go to Network Connectons and then right click on the providers icon (NTL) then click the box saying "protect my computer and network by preventing or limiting access to this computer from the internet"

there is no NTL icon in the network places, all i have is 1394 connection and local area connection intel pro/1000

i am using the intel pro/1000 ethernet connection to my modem and using xp professional.

any help will be very much appreciated. i am gettin my homepage changed into bogus sites and toolbars added to my browser on a daily basis now.

thank you

  Diodorus Siculus 19:39 24 Apr 04

Sounds more like spyware problems that ZA deficiencies: click here
Spybot-S&D click here
Lavasoft click here

These should sort things out.

  Charence 19:41 24 Apr 04

Try right click on Local Area Network and go to Properties. Click on the Advanced tab and check the firewall option.


  Rayuk 19:45 24 Apr 04

The XP firewall isnt as good as Zone Alarm as it only gives protection from incoming traffic.

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