Firewall in XP
- I just upgraded to XP. I understand it has it's own firewall. Is that good
enough, or do I need an additional one?
- Hi Donna,
I would recommend that you get a firewall from another company and not use
the Microsoft one.
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> [mailto:owner-compsigtips@...] On Behalf Of Donna Snyder
> Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 10:20 PM
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> Subject: Firewall in XP
> I just upgraded to XP. I understand it has it's own firewall.
> Is that good enough, or do I need an additional one? Donna Snyder
- Disable the XP firewall after you get another product such as ZoneAlarm
Pro. The XP firewall only monitors inbound traffic, not outbound. And, if
you have a small network with another PC in your home/office you cannot
share printers with the XP firewall activated. You would also be wise to
invest in a hardware router which installs between your cable modem and
your PC. The router provides you with a hardware firewall and makes your PC
totally invisible to the outside world.
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>enough, or do I need an additional one?