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Use firewall for your security

Written by IT News on 9:23 PM

If you always connected to the internet to help you find something or for your work, or for just browsing, it's highly recommend to always activate your firewall, especialy if you running windows XP and don't third-party firewall software.

And if you don't know what is firewall,
firewall is a hardware or software device which is configured to permit, deny or proxy data through a computer network which has different levels of trust, in other case i can say that firewall is your god for security. And windows xp SP2 already built in standard firewall.

Windows Firewall, previously known as Internet Connection Firewall or ICF, is a protective boundary that monitors and restricts information that travels between your computer and a network or the Internet. This provides a line of defense against someone who might try to access your computer from outside the Windows Firewall without your permission.

If you're running Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Firewall is turned on by default. However, some computer manufacturers and network administrators might turn it off. But please do not turm it off for any reasons.

To open Windows Firewall

  1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
  2. In the control panel, click Windows Security Center.
  3. Click Windows Firewall.

Security Center






Read more regarding windows firewall at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/internet/sp2_wfintro.mspx
or findout more what is firewall at http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/f/firewall.html

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  1. 2 comments: Responses to “ Use firewall for your security ”

  2. By Timur on July 10, 2007 at 1:00 PM

    Good advice for newbies, but... You know, that built-in Windows XP SP2 firewall does NOT filter the outgoing traffic. So, if you have a trojan horse, mail virus, etc, it can use your computer as transmitter of malicious data. So it's highly recommended to use some 3rd party security software. I've got firewall, anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-spyware in one product - Agnitum Outpost Security Suite. Really good for home/small office use.

  3. By IT News on July 11, 2007 at 5:42 AM

    Hello timur,

    Thank you for your comment, you were correct. unfortunetly Agnitum isn't free software right?

    Anyway I have a look at http://www.agnitum.com/products/security-suite/index.php

    It's look good.
    :)

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