XP and the Firewall.

  Longinus 18:37 31 Oct 03
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I'm getting a new Laptop nextweek and it comes with XP 2002(never used XP before).I will be using another Firewall.Does this mean I should disable the XP firewall and if so,how do I disable it?

  VoG II 18:40 31 Oct 03

To enable or disable Internet Connection Firewall

Open Network Connections

Click the Dial-up, LAN or High-Speed Internet connection that you want to protect, and then, under Network Tasks, click Change settings of this connection.

On the Advanced tab, under Internet Connection Firewall, select one of the following:

To enable Internet Connection Firewall (ICF), select the Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet check box.

To disable Internet Connection Firewall, clear the Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet check box.

Notes

To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.

You must be logged on as a computer administrator to complete this procedure.

If you clear the Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet check box, the firewall on your computer is disabled, and your network is vulnerable to intrusions.

You should not enable Internet Connection Firewall on virtual private networking (VPN) connections or on client computers because ICF will interfere with file and printer sharing.

ICF cannot be enabled on the private connections of the Internet Connection Sharing host computer.

Internet Connection Sharing, Internet Connection Firewall, Discovery and Control, and Network Bridge are not available on Windows XP 64-Bit Edition.

  Longinus 18:51 31 Oct 03

So say I put Norton on my Laptop,should I disable the one in XP or just leave it enabled.

  VoG II 18:53 31 Oct 03

Oh sorry, forgot that bit!

I would disable the XP one - in fact I think it is disabled by default but you should use the procedure above to check.

  Longinus 19:04 31 Oct 03

Nice one, Cheers!

  slysy 19:07 31 Oct 03

Here is a link to a good site to check how vulnerable your pc is, check out the LEAK test and SHIELD UP and well worth installing the XPDite patch, instaed of downloading service pack from MS.

click here

Regs

Sly SY

  Longinus 20:04 31 Oct 03

Will do,thank Sly SY and VoG

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