Firewall and Windows XP

  Issy 12:53 21 May 03

Can someone tell me if it is OK to install an additional firewall e.g Zonealarm as XP has one
which I feel is very ineffective.I have recently installed Broadband and am being pestered by Pop Ups!

  MartinT-B 13:00 21 May 03


A new hole in the Xp firewall has come to light.

Get another firewall!

I use ZA too, but I think the others are effective too. It's a case of preference.

  nick_j007 13:28 21 May 03

Pop ups can be reduced by a fair margin by downloading pop up stopper from click here

Martin T-B, what's the 'new hole' then? I use XP's firewall and all seems fine. Thanks

If you mean MSN Messenger pop-ups then download the Agnitum Outpost firewall click here and block ports 135-139. I did this two weeks ago and haven't had a single pop-up since.

  MartinT-B 13:59 21 May 03

click here;EN-US;Q306203

  MartinT-B 14:01 21 May 03


I hate it when links don't work!!


Copy/paste that onto Browser and remove gap between http:// and

Or click here

  accord 15:47 21 May 03

go out and purchase or download the freebies. it is down to personal preference but im using Norton Internet Security 2003 and it works fine as a firewall and anti virus suite. wouldnt trust the xp firewall anyway.

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