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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:50 PM

Need some recommendations on a good firewall

Any help is good .. running XP


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Reply Need some recommendations on a good firewall (Original post)
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 OP
ChromeFoundry Nov 2012 #1
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #2
ChromeFoundry Nov 2012 #3
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #4
ChromeFoundry Nov 2012 #6
InsultComicDog Nov 2012 #5

Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:04 AM

1. Can you describe the environment?

Type of Internet provider - (DSL, Cable, Dial-Up)
BroadBand Modem? (provider supplied, modem+router combo)
Router? - (Manufacturer/Model, WiFi)
Win XP PC Connectivity to local network - (Wired, Wireless)
Multiple Computer, Smartphone, Gaming Console, Network-Ready TV, LAN Printer, etc... (sharing Internet connection)

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Response to ChromeFoundry (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:26 AM

2. Dial-up

No router
Wired
Just desk top

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:03 PM

3. XP has a built-in firewall

To enable Windows Firewall on XP Service Pack 2 or greater, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, type Firewall.cpl, and then click OK.
2. On the General tab, click On (recommended).
3. Click OK.

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Response to ChromeFoundry (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:05 PM

4. I use it however

I noticed that when I am using the computer I notice that in my status bar(bottom right) that it shows that the firewall is turning off and then it will turn back on. It concerns me

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:25 PM

6. You probably have a malware infection

The Windows firewall should not be turning on and off by itself.

Get the free version of MalwareBytes:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Run a cleanup scan and reboot.

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