sp2 firewall


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Guest

hello everyone. can somebody let me know how to set up windows sp2 (or any
win f/wall) firewall. I know how to turn it on, but what about exceptions? Do
i enable things like Remote desktop or assistance, and Upnp framework and
what is this?

Many thanks for your time. simon.
 
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Guest

It is simple.
Windows Firewall is easy to use and asks rarely.
How to set it up depends on what kind of user you are and what you want to do.
If you would like to use services like Remote Desktop and Remote
Assistant,you should have them checked on the exception lists.
Upnp framework can be unchecked

Or,if you would like to exchange files over chat,like ICQ,Windows/MSN
messeger,you need to have them checked
But if you have the NOT checked,you still can chat,but will not exchange
files,just text.

If you would like maximum protection,check Don't allow exceptions
All internet connections should be firewall protected.

!!! Remember that you have to use only 1 firewall.
Windows Firewall or another one-software (e.g.Norton's firewall,Zone Alarm
.......)
I recommend you ( if you have another firewall )to turn off the other
firewall and to use only Windows Firewall.

Also ,keep in mind that Microsoft suggests 3 + 1 general steps that helps
protect your PC :
1.Use an internet firewall enabled at all times
2.Update your Windows automatically
3.Use an antivirus software enabled at all time
4.Use an antispyware software


http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security
http://www.microsoft.com/protect
for more info about protecting your PC

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/expert/russel_infectedpc.mspx
if you have malware problems,read Mr.Russel's article how to clean an
infected computer.


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Guest

hi panda_man, u helped a great deal, i had no idea what they all meant apart
from the remote desktop one, thanks again mate.
 
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Guest

You are welcome.
Remote Assistant is a function that you can invite a friend to help you
online.He/She access your computer and do things instead of you.
Remote Desktop-you access a computer remotely and work (for example)
ICQ,MSN or Windows Messenger are all programs for chat,talking online live.

And just an add-on
As I told you when you want to use Remote Desktop/Assistant ,you should
check them in Windows Firewall.
But when you do not want to use them,they should be uncheck.
And also when you do not use them,unchech them from
Start-Settings-Control Panel-System-Remote

They should be uncheck (when they are not used) because a hacker may enter
your PC somehow.

And also when you are connected to a non-secure/less secure network,
Don't allow exceptions is welcome to be checked.

Nice day!

Panda_man
" Let's beat malware black and blue "
" No new epidemics of all kind of malware -> Panda TruPrevent "
 

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