Firewalled XP?



I think Xp has some kind of firewall that prevents me from sending my files to other people via icq/msn/aim.. is there a way to deactivate the firewall so I can send my files?



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right click on your isp icon in your toolbars.>open network connections>right click on isp icon>properties>advanced>and uncheck the internet connection firewall. Emule will require you to do this is your using XP and filesharing. I also use Sygate Pro when I use emule when I have xp firewall off so I don't get back doored by any psychos...


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I don't see how Xp's firewall could block you SENDing files. It only protects against incoming attacks, not outgoing (trojan).

Pretty much a waste of energy on M$ part. Don't worry, they passed the cost onto the consumer:D


you're right, it does only block inbound traffic, but since you need to handshake (request and acknowledge) a file transfer, it might be going out but never recieving an acknowledgement back that it's ok to transfer to at that address. If you were blindly sending it UDP like an email that'd be a different story. I'm pretty sure the firewall is enabled if this is happening. Couldn't you just add a rule though in ICF for IM? Not sure what ports they are though off the top of my head, I don't really use IM much...

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