the firewall in xp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wired_lain15, Dec 28, 2001.

  1. wired_lain15

    wired_lain15 Guest

    there is a built in firewall for xp, some say they use it as an alternative to zone alarm. is it any good?

    and can u run both at the same time? how do i activate it??

    i heard xp has a built in firewall but i don't know how to get it running.

    i am using windows xp pro thanks.
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    It is enabled by default and IMHO its not that great.

    Right click on your connection and go to properties.
    Advanced... Enable/disable firewall.
  3. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Not nearly as good as Zone Alarm. Its ok for filtering incoming traffic, but does not filter outgoing, which would be no good if you had a trojan or some other phone-home program doing funky stuff...

    You can run both XP firewall and ZA just fine. See no problem there

    XP firewall is already operating by default. Go to contol panel > network connections > right -click your internet connection > Advanced > check your firewall button.
  4. wired_lain15

    wired_lain15 Guest

    i don't see it under advanced.. in internet properties