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XP Pro Firewall

By janm ·
Can anyone advise how effective the firewall is that's available with XP pro? I have ISS BlackIce firewall protection at the moment.

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by pierrejamme In reply to XP Pro Firewall

I haven't used it, but all the reports say even with the upcoming XP Pro SP2 the Firewall is useless. Keep the blackice

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by TheChas In reply to XP Pro Firewall

Here is a link to a site to use for testing your firewall.

http://grc.com/lt/leaktest.htm

The last time I read a review, XP's built in firewall was one of the worst.

Black Ice offered mediocre protection.

Zone Alarm had near the highest rating for a software firewall.

Chas

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by cglrcng In reply to XP Pro Firewall

Like Chas said...ZA (free or pro). Install it w/ XP's built in running and watch the hits log and you'll know just how bad XP's built in really is at stopping incoming or outgoing.

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